Furniture can be functional and beautiful, or both. There is only one piece of furniture, however, that provides an intimate and intricate connection to your personal energy, and that is your bed. It’s the place where medical experts say you should spend about one third of your life sleeping soundly in order to achieve maximum health benefits. If your body is your temple, then your bed and bedroom is an important key. I strongly believe in design continuity throughout a home, with bedrooms getting a free pass. The challenge with bedrooms is determining what kind of environment inspires both relaxation and energization. For some, a minimalist design and color palette works, while this style might be a boring existential nightmare for others. Glamour and sophistication is always popular, but many people find their bliss with simple Zen. The proper mattress is essential to attain restful sleep- another story in itself. I like bedrooms to be transportive-enabling you to leave your worries behind and dream sweetly.
The NYC bedroom I designed on the left has Asian touches with a rattan McGuire bed, Dwell duvet and shams, and pillows from Room and Board. Custom walnut nightstands. The hand-made woven shades are from Conrad.
This beach house bedroom I designed in NJ has expansive ocean views. Bed and nightstands by Donghia. Coverlet by Chelsea Textiles. Cotton Rug from Elizabeth Eakins.
This bedroom is sophisticated and glamorous with the art providing a whimsical touch. I think I’d sleep well here.
Crisp and clean palette , sculptural furnishings and graphic rug for a bright, sunny room. Any ideas for a piece of art over the bed?
The white bed in the white room appears like it’s floating on the white floor. The aubergine coverlet is a beautiful, soft contrast.
What’s your idea of bedroom bliss? Remember, whatever style and decor, no one can argue with a good night’s sleep.