In the guest bedroom of this San Francisco home, Ken Fulk went with bold horizontal stripes that are “playful and modern.” Silhouettes of children hang behind the daybed.
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Custom black paint by Fine Paints of Europe sets the tone in this Chicago townhouse’s master bedroom, designed by Steven Gambrel. Meanwhile, an ivory canopy and white bedding add some dramatic romance.
As for Janet Gridley’s master bedroom in her Minnesota Colonial home, a custom mural wall covering by artist Thomas Darnell for Area Environments stars peonies against a black background. The clean white bedding with black monograms keeps the room from becoming too busy.
Designer Ken Fulk hung Ralph Lauren Home’s Sloane Stripe wallpaper in this San Francisco master bedroom, which he says “provides relief from the heavily ornamented bed.”
The guest suite in this Santa Barbara bedroom by designer Christina Rottman features a mix of black-and-white patterns with terra-cotta and red prints, which help tie the wooden ceiling beams into the palette.
Black and white is a classic color combination — and for a good reason. The strong neutrals serve as a solid backdrop for so many textures and decor styles. While bringing these two colors into your sleeping space might feel daunting, when you layer and accessorize, it really works. These spaces prove it.
Jill Sharp Weeks is back again with this petite Colonial-era master bedroom in her Charleston rental. The black upholstered headboard makes a statement against unadorned white walls.
Designers John Mayberry and Antonio Martins added architectural flat-file cabinets in this San Francisco bedroom so Mayberry would have a surface for drawing, as well as storage for completed works. The neutral palette serves as a clean backdrop for the makeshift art studio.
As for the guest bedroom in stylist Jill Sharp Weeks’ Charleston rental, she went with her signature mix of neutrals, including an iron bed frame and black-and-white striped linens.
Designer Janet Gridley’s daughter’s bedroom features Brunschwig & Fils Les Touches fabric on the headboard and walls, creating a whimsical vibe in their Minnesota Colonial home. A coverlet by Jonathan Adler adds color to keep the room feeling young.
The red velvet headboard is “grand and whimsical,” says the designer of this California bedroom, Stephen Shubel. To prevent the entire room from becoming “over-the-top,” he went with a palette of mostly black, white, and ivory for the rest of the space.
In the master bedroom of this New Jersey home (designed by Michael Aiduss), black unifies the variety of furniture styles, white helps the room feeling serene, and yellow gives it a bit of energetic fun.
Designer Betsy Brunham infused this Los Angeles home with Moroccan motifs, including in the master bedroom, which features a bed by Posse Furniture and a shaggy white throw that adds texture to the room.
Designer Tobi Tobin installed Ralph Lauren Home’s Ashfield Floral wallpaper in the guest room of her Hollywood Hills cottage, which added a bit more of a romantic, feminine vibe.