5 Sexy Summer Bedroom Designs
Pops of Pattern
"I typically try to use one pattern in each room that has all the colors in the room," designer Jay Jeffers says. "It's a great trick because in a bedroom it could be as big as a comforter or as small as a pillow." The centerpiece in this Sonoma bedroom is the 19th-century Italian headboard, upholstered in Osborne & Little's Tamara.</p> But how do you know when you have too many patterns? "It's like women and accessories. Put them all on, then take one off and you're good."
Breezy and Relaxed
The willowy canopy and Fabricut's Strondak curtains give the master bedroom of a Georgia beach house an airy and tranquil but secluded and intimate feel. "Most people love a canopy bed, and sleeping under all that white voile is dreamy," designer Jim Howard says.
Using lush fabrics can add to the sensuality and glamour of a room, such as in designer Amanda Nisbet's New York City apartment. Here, an ivory mohair headboard from Elitis, layers of curtains, Berber carpet, and a fuchsia velvet chair play up the theme. "The pink and ivory on the froufrou bed and the fabric on the slipper chairs seem fresh and soothing to me," she says.
Neutral colors paired with romantic and elegant elements like the glass chandelier, tufted headboard by Cisco Brothers upholstered in Schumacher's Gainborough Velvet, and raspberry pillow make this bedroom in a Seattle Tudor-style home designed by Kelie Grosso cozy, feminine, and cool.
Black and gray don't have to read "heavy." In the master bedroom of a Napa Valley ranch house, the darker bed linens by Ralph Lauren and the vintage Louis Vuitton suitcases – propped on wooden blocks to serve as a night table – add masculine sensuality. Designer Ken Fulk added bluestone on the floors because it's both low-maintenance and cooling. Walls are painted Ralph Lauren Picket Fence White.