In the master bedroom, chests from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams sport navy blue stain and are customized with gold-toned hardware.
Spiky, plum-colored Urchin pendants by Varaluz hang on either side of the guest room bed. “I love unexpected color combos,” says designer Dane Austin.
Luxurious textures and shots of color add a sensual touch to the subdued backdrop of the master bedroom.
The neutral palette gives way to more saturated tones in a daughter’s bedroom.
Removing the attic opened up the ceilings of the second-floor guest bedrooms, where exposed beams offer subtle contrast to the white walls.
A guest room is outfitted with a custom tufted headboard in a restful
purple-and-blue floral fabric from Schumacher.
Walnut and polished-nickel lamps and a teak lounge chair are masculine touches.
Natural denim wallcovering and soft, stone-hued fabrics give the master bedroom its restful mood.
The master bed is accessorized with a custom headboard, bench, and pillows covered in Quadrille fabric.
The master bedroom’s built-in shelves, stocked with period treasures and dominated by Stein’s portrait of comedian Samantha Bee, float above the floor.
The bedside nightstands, too, are suspended from the wall to visually increase floor space. The sculptural female form of this vintage lamp is partnered with a male version on the opposite side.
Tyler Karu carved out a highlighting niche to frame this bed. Photo by Justin Levesque.
Wallpaper, art, lighting, pillows, and furniture all act as layers of pattern in a bedroom by Diane McCafferty. Photo by Eric Roth.
Gina Baran extended a statement wall onto the ceiling for extra architectural definition. Photo by Emily O’Brien.
A guest room’s textured wallpaper echoes a serene palette of silvery gray with touches of deep green.
The master bedroom is a symphony of deep, rich blues set against a gray-blue grasscloth shot through with metallic threads.
The master suite’s coral-inspired lamp and ocean-blue ombré velvet armchair reference the water views.
The master bedroom features a custom headboard of dark-stained bamboo.
An eye-catching mirror enhances light and makes the compact guest room feel bigger.
Bold patterns and bright colors happily coexist in the guest room; the photograph is by David Heitholt.
The master bedroom occupies the cottage’s new partial second floor. Oversize window panes with black mullions frame the vista.
Favorite pieces—like the wife’s father’s lounge chair and the couple’s headboard—were redone and incorporated into the master suite.
A bold green bed stands in contrast to a bedroom’s sedate white walls.
The younger daughter’s bedroom is viewed here from a shared bathroom clad in Fireworks wallpaper by Albert Hadley.
A kaleidoscope sculpture by Boston-based artist Damien Hoar de Galvan adds a splash of color to a guest bedroom.
Red accents pop against the pale blue background in a boy’s bedroom.
Broad stripes on the ceiling give the nursery a look that’s cute but not cloying.
Soft greens and neutrals keep the master
bedroom feeling serene.
To introduce architectural character into the bedrooms, each was given its own niche; the one in the master was embellished with lacy Weitzner wallpaper.
The master bedroom includes a sitting area.
Graphic Romo fabrics give energy to the guest room’s reading nook.
The owners’ private sanctuary includes an ultra-suede upholstered bed.
White cowhide pillows girded with hand-applied metal chains dress the Jessica Charles Lexi swivel chairs in the master bedroom’s sitting area. “I’m addicted to cowhide,” says Vergara.
Mr. Brown lamps foster the designer’s nighttime reading and—with additional bulbs hidden inside their hollow bases—up the glamorous mood.
The bedroom’s muted palette is brightened by another of Paul Balmer’s paintings.
A seating group in the master bedrooms offers a bird’s-eye view through the windows that wrap the stairwell.
Her parents (and dog Sasha) got a new master suite on the second floor of the addition, with privacy shades that descend from a recess in the ceiling.
Daughter Olivia enjoys a private suite in the Tudor’s former attic.
Matching 1970s campaign chests by Henredon flank the bed.
An elk-skin rug and wallpaper inspired by Andy Warhol’s Rorschach paintings bring masculinity to the master bedroom.
Custom log beds painted black play off the black-and-white prints and custom drapes in the kids’ guestroom for an effect that’s “mountain house” without being too “log cabin.”
The master bedroom, with its rustic wood walls and arrow decor, muted bedding, and modern Lucite nightstands, is a mélange of styles that work in perfect harmony.
Bright yellow window coverings and throw blankets in the kids’ bedroom add subtle energy to the woodsy palette.
An industrial cabinet showcasing ski sweaters meets both form and function needs of a modern ski house.
Karu angled the bed in the master bedroom, adding a halo of antique plates above the headboard and a vintage Murano chandelier.
A silk and wool rug feels good under bare toes, while an Arctic Pear chandelier by Ochre lends sparkle.
As stylish as any grown-up haven, the little girl’s room holds an Ethan Allen bed from the owners’ previous home, which Irving refreshed with a coat of white paint. A geometric Tibetan wool rug and CB2 bedding strike additional notes of sophistication.
A fireplace warms the master bedroom’s sitting area.
A barrel ceiling in the master bedroom is both pretty and practical, lending height and depth to a modest-sized room.
The master bedroom is a scaled-down space, very much a reflection of the homeowners’ tastes, where soft blue and neutrals form a soothing palette.
Each bedroom has a distinct look and includes something eye-popping, like the high-gloss yellow of a four-poster bed or a scarlet wallpaper
Every guest room holds a writing desk, furthering the inn’s literary theme.
A guest room featuring scarlet wallpaper from Lee Jofa
Bold graphics in the wallpaper and rug get a calming counterpoint in the solids Reider chose for the upholstered bed and draperies.
The master bedroom is one of the few places where Tillett fabrics—in the drapes and coverlet—are displayed.
A painting by Leslie Tillett and a drawing by his wife, D.D., decorate the guest bedroom.
The beds and nightstands are all built in, for a cleaner, more spacious look.
Barn doors slide aside to reveal a master bedroom with a Mediterranean feel built around the bold Phillip Jeffries arrowroot wallcovering.
A bamboo-inspired bed gives a hint of the tropics to a guest room.
Blue is paired with orange in son Juan-Carlos’s bedroom, which once belonged to hockey great Max Pacioretty.
The palette is more peaceful in the master bedroom, where the custom bed is topped with Legacy Linens.
Mirrored nightstands lend the master bedroom a touch of glamour.
Bright pops of color and ethnic patterns bring a youthful feel to a bedroom.
The master bedroom draws from a lighter seaside palette of colors and textures for a serene look and feel.
The master bedroom features a number of antiques, including a gleaming highboy—the ideal staging area for an assemblage of blue and white porcelain.
A patterned coverlet in the master bedroom evokes mussels that wash up on the beach.
Exposed beams installed atop the insulated walls make the structure look like an old-time beach house.
Simple, white-painted furniture in the second-floor guest bedroom comports with the owners’ desire for cottage decor in this space.
More than a place to sleep, the master bedroom is designed with comfort for the whole family in mind.
Fabrics with hues of citron and fuchsia offer a lively contrast to the room’s neutral furnishings.
A guest room used by the couple’s adult daughter when she visits boasts a custom Phillip Jeffries wallpaper embellished with a white embossed design.
Starr Daniels says she couldn’t pass up the digital painting that matched the master bedroom’s color scheme.
The serene master bedroom is a study in quiet neutrals and soft textures.
Comfortable simplicity reigns in the master bedroom, where delicate night tables from Worlds Away flank the plush upholstered headboard.
A Barbara Barry chaise offers an alternative lounging spot in the guest room.
Frette bedding amps up the luxury in the master bedroom.
The homeowner designed the Chippendale-style headboard for the master bedroom.
Tamara Kalin’s favorite color makes a bold appearance on pillows, throws, and accent pieces in the couple’s bedroom.
A balcony was closed in to create the master suite’s chic sitting area.
Roomy, but cozy, the swiveling sofa adds a bold punch of color to the master bedroom.
A floating wall forms the guest room headboard, where three photographic works by CE Morse hang above the bed.
In the master bedroom, a luxuriously upholstered bed and geometric grasscloth wallcovering replaced a spartan four-poster and bland painted walls.
The master bedroom’s fireplace, like the others in the house, was converted from gas to wood burning.
In the master bedroom, Koto wood panels and a leather Christian Liaigre bed create a decidedly contemporary edge.
The guest bedroom, too, takes advantage of a view through one of the tall exterior windows, whose finely arched peak is echoed in the opening with a glass railing frosted for privacy.
A glass-and-steel wall allows light, but not noise from downstairs, into the balcony-like master bedroom.
A Ro Sham Beaux chandelier illuminates the master bedroom, where French doors open to a deck overlooking the pretty yard.
The nursery adheres to the home’s neutral theme with rattan shades and a wicker elephant for added texture.
Antique beds in the four-year-old’s bedroom belonged to Russell’s father.
In the generously scaled master bedroom, the designer confidently mixed a modern chevron wallcovering with the bold chinois drapes, and created a link between an old house and a modern mood with the graphic custom rug. The chairs add classic style and a pop of plum.
Custom bedding from Muse Bespoke adds another luxurious layer to the upholstered bed in the master suite.
Tharp designed the master bedroom’s custom canopy bed with a subtle reference to boat dock cleats. New ceiling rafters and planking throughout add airiness and authenticity.
The guest bedroom is a rich mix of textures with its navy grasscloth backdrop, embroidered pillows, and bed linens.
The master bedroom’s dream–inducing horse photos, bed linens, and reading lamp are from Ralph Lauren. Fresh bouquets throughout the cottage keep the rooms connected to the outdoors.
Walls painted Benjamin Moore’s Bunny Gray soften the guest bedroom. To introduce a note of texture, the standing lamp wears a burlap shade. “Small rooms can be cozy,” says Lapierre.
The Lucite legs of the upholstered bench at the foot of the master bed add a glamorous touch.
The soothing neutral palette makes any touch of color pop, as seen in this bedroom.
The master bedroom opens to a private balcony.
White grasscloth woven in a herringbone pattern gives the walls of the master bedroom an understated texture that blends with the mild lemon-yellow and gray of upholstered pieces.
The master bedroom sits in a quiet corner of the addition with views out to the backyard.
An upstairs guest room in the original house sports bright primary colors.
A guest bedroom sports a Flou Notturno bed and Danish modern night tables by Poul Volther.
In the master bedroom, a tailored approach lends structure to the powder-blue easy chair, custom headboard, and bed skirt. French doors swing open for a view of the harbor.
In the basement bunkroom, striped bedding and nautical details add up to a space made for grandchildren.
A desk doubles as a headboard in one of the guest rooms. The angled walls recall the attics the owner played in as a child.
The king-size bed in the guest room is from Leonard’s in Seekonk, Massachusetts. “Should the owners ever want one-floor living, this room is like a secondary master suite,” Banks says.
Versatile x-benches slide out of the way when not needed, while an oat straw and wood Orkney chair lends texture.
The daughter’s bedroom boasts a headboard covered in a textured fabric that looks like crewel work.
The rope motif of the Lee Jofa wallpaper is echoed in the headboard’s trim and the twisted plaster rods of the chandelier.
The designer worked with a sailmaker to create mainsails for headboards in the children’s room.
The clean lines of the bedding and furniture play well against the wallpaper’s whimsical nautical design in the master bedroom.
The designer chose two brass bedside lamps, but opted for different tables to throw off the symmetry; two stacked navy-blue trunks sit on one side, and a single trunk fabricated from stainless steel, wood, and leather on the other.
A soft palette of peach and gray enhances a guest bedroom, where Badger, Helen Higgins’s faithful Jack Russell Terrier, stops for a rest. The pastel palette, reproduction cane bed, and brick-lined fireplace augment the space’s romantic ambience.
A white wash lends subtle color to the master bedroom’s paneled walls.
Continuing the idea that it’s all about the view, the owners chose warm, neutral colors and simple, clean furnishings for the master bedroom.
The designer paired a Kelly-green carpet with a magenta loveseat in the master bedroom; fabric panels flanking the headboard suggest a canopy, but without the bulk. In the master bath, Burke installed a sink in a Rococo dressing table and covered the wall behind it with broad stripes
A guest room offers a dramatic juxtapositioning of antique Edwardian beds, a Georgian bachelor’s chest, and a massive iron chandelier.
Shagreen-clad nightstands, Frette bedding, a Murano glass chandelier, and a silver-gilt canopy bed give the master bedroom its sense of luxury.
A cozy guest room is outfitted with furniture from a local shop. “We did a lot of shopping,” says Quinn with a chuckle.
Nancy’s father, a B-17 pilot in World War II, left her the two Toulouse-Lautrec prints that now hang in the master bedroom. She chose a color scheme to complement them.
In the master bedroom, burlap-clad X benches from Safavieh flank the cane bed.
The large room also holds a sitting area with a settee dressed in Lulu DK fabric and a pair of fanciful swan side tables from Serena & Lily.
Morning light streams into the master bedroom across an Andrew Day Chaise from the Kristin Drohan Collection.
Cowtan & Tout’s Hayworth Trellis wallpaper accents the wall behind the bed.
Future Grandmasters can compete at the Oomph game table. At a nearby seating area, the coffee table is topped with easy-care white-birch Edelman leather.
The gray tones of the master bedroom are complimented by saturated shades of pink inspired by a rag doll the homeowner received from her daughter.
The master bedroom’s vintage Karl Springer bed and Knoll loveseat sit on a soft rug of silk and wool.
The inviting reading corner is outfitted with an armchair, ottoman, and lamp from Holly Hunt. The Stark carpet was selected for its antique look.
Leo’s Luxe Linens, a Phillip Jeffries wallcovering with a hint of metallic, warms up the master bedroom, while pillows covered in a bright Quadrille fabric inject a splash of color.
A custom quilt from Denyse Schmidt Quilts and a stash of pillows in the daughter’s bedroom go a long way in making bedtime happy.
The master bedroom’s vintage Karl Springer bed and Knoll loveseat sit on a soft rug of silk and wool.
Vintage suitcases mounted on the wall act as an occasional table in the guest bedroom.
Khaki-painted floors, grasscloth wallpaper, and a vintage Swiss Army blanket further the room’s camp-like appeal.
Natural light floods the east-facing master bedroom, where the warm blue and beige palette keeps things restful.
A guest bedroom is a perfect illustration of De Bastiani’s goal of “creating a scheme incorporating traditional silhouettes without feeling like your grandmother’s house—a youthful traditional, if you will.”
The couple’s son can sleep in his regular bed or climb a ladder to a loft bed.
A palette of hot pink and black gives another daughter’s bedroom a rock-star vibe.
One daughter requested a Versailles-inspired bedroom, complete with a mirrored dresser.
Glossy stencils on the walls of the master bedroom shimmer in the sunlight; a new bed by Euro Woodworking sits on a Steven King carpet the homeowners brought from their previous home.
Guests slumber in an antique bed from North Carolina.
The blue-and-white guest bedroom features a shiplap paneled ceiling and built-in bookcases; a circa-1905 slag-glass acorn pendant light adds a special vintage touch.
The bed wears a crisp taffeta skirt, and the headboard is accented with strips of silk ikat.
In the master bedroom, Rylee’s penchant for silver translates into a host of small antique boxes (more treasures via her grandmother) gracing the Lucite top of her faux-tusk-legged dressing table. The painting is by artist Richard Segalman.
“Mix it up and let color rule” is the mantra in all of the bedrooms, including a children’s bedroom that sports blue-striped walls and mismatched bed linens.
A William Morris paper creates a traditional backdrop in the nursery, while one of the homeowners’ many Moroccan rugs adds a bold, bright accent.
The master suite reflects the homeowners’ love of color, texture, and Moorish design. The headboard is custom-designed by Robin Henry and upholstered in a wool felt from Holland & Sherry. The chest at the foot of the bed is a family heirloom.
The open-corner window configuration used in the sitting area is repeated upstairs in the master bedroom. “It feels like a tree house,” says the homeowner. The angled ceiling hints at the eccentricity of a vintage farmhouse.
On the lowest level, a pull-down bed lets the family room double as a comfortable private suite for the homeowner’s son.
Neutral-toned swivel chairs by Kravet share an ottoman, creating a cozy reading niche in the master bedroom.
The boldly patterned Phillip Jeffries wallpaper delights the homeowner, who admits she would never have chosen such an assertive design in her previous abode.
In the master bedroom, which sits in the original part of the house, a rounded wall of windows offers an almost 180-degree view. On this second floor of the house, the owners kept the original natural fir ceilings.
The beachy theme takes a softer turn in the master bedroom, with a calming palette of pale blues and cream.
The master bedroom strays just slightly from the rest of the house, with the introduction of a pretty accent color for a feminine touch.
The Duxiana bed tucks into a headboard, with built-in nightstands and bookshelves, that separates the room’s sleeping and sitting areas.
The master bedroom holds a spacious sitting area, where a George Nakashima stool keeps company with a Holly Hunt sofa and Christian Liaigre table.
In the bunk room, a Pottery Barn Kids light fixture hangs above one
of six mismatched antique beds dressed with vintage quilts and Pendleton blankets.
In the children’s bedroom, a pinwheel made of vintage banners hangs above a tole lamp.
In the master bedroom, Lola, one of Perkins’s five dogs, rests on a bed with a headboard that Perkins designed and upholstered in Ralph Lauren Home fabric. A lamp by Currey & Company is paired with an antique drop leaf table used as a nightstand.
The children’s bedrooms (above center and right) illustrate the casual comfort vibe that the homeowners and designer were going for.
The children’s bedrooms (above center and right) illustrate the casual comfort vibe that the homeowners and designer were going for.
The master suite blends an urban sensibility with a warm country feel. Keeping it neutral was an important part of the design strategy.
Neutral, beachy tones and glamorous accents make for a soothing master bedroom sanctuary.
Featuring built-in trundle beds, the boys’ bunkroom is an ode to the interior of a ship.
The daughter’s bedroom beguiles with stripes and florals and a romantic palette of blue and lilac.
The master bedroom is a passionate blend of the coupleâs wedding colors of aubergine and hydrangea.
The Ralph Pucci bench adds a pop of color.
The second-floor master bedroom is outfitted in quiet colors; French doors open to a private deck.
Cutone devised the eldest son’s built-in bed to include a storage chest at the foot that diminishes clutter and doubles as a bench.
Panels beneath the younger boys’ beds pull out to reveal handy trundle beds for sleepovers.
A nook in the master suite provides a cozy spot for relaxing.
The master bedroom boasts a variety of soft colors and sumptuous textures, from the velvet headboard to the quilted bedding.
The bowed ceiling and beaded paneling of the cabana’s bedroom was inspired by boat interiors.
Antique prints enliven a sonâs room. The pine chest holds keepsakes.
The designers incorporated beautiful creams and whites into the master suite to give
it the subtle, sophisticated feel of a high-end hotel room.
A Venetian carved Bernini bed with parrots perched on the posts dominates the master bedroom.
Hanging his and her lights free up space on the nightstands in the master bedroom, where hand-painted metallic wallpaper covers the wall behind the bed. A faux-shagreen-framed mirror adds interest to the fireplace.
The master bedroom’s open bookshelves hold an array of Nantucket baskets, some of which the homeowner made.
A brushed-steel bed from Room & Board adds a contemporary, more masculine touch to the hotel-chic master bedroom. The roomy double bedside dressers are from FDO Group.
Sculptural floating wall panels separate the master bedroom and bathroom, adding artistic interest to the room and functioning as a backdrop to the four-poster bed. Suspended wall-to-wall cabinets provide ample storage.
One of the two guest bedrooms features a hammered-metal headboard from Mexico and a South African metal beadwork chandelier.
A second guest bedroom pairs a vintage chair with a contemporary lacquered-wood four-poster bed.
The textured silk wallcovering, a white plaster chandelier, floor-to-ceiling curtains, and a color palette of creamy blues and whites give the master bedroom a serene, elegant feel.
For the son’s bedroom, Cappoli went for masculine textures such as leather, natural steel, and wool fabrics and carpet all inspired by a man’s suit.
A guest room with a lively palette is a favorite with the owners’ nieces. "I chose a strong blue for the headboards to help anchor the space," says Carter. The appealing bedding is from Bloomingdale’s, while the custom bedskirts are from Martin Lawrence Bullard. The Hickory Chair chest nestled between the beds houses clothes or extra blankets.
Upholstered walls enhance the master bedroom’s coziness and mute the sounds of the city. "I wanted the room to feel like an elegant cocoon," says the designer.
A club chair from Gregorius Pineo makes a choice spot for reading. The fetching painting is from Webster & Company.
The peaceful master bedroom, with its headboard upholstered in a sweet gingham plaid from Scalamandré, sits in the addition.
Designer Stephanie Sabbe created the graphic headboard.
The Origami Wood wallcovering is a dynamic backdrop for the Parallel Bed with integral nightstands from Design Within Reach. The Helix pendant light fixtures are by Bec Brittain.
In the guest room, wall lamps from Urban Electric flank an upholstered headboard from Ligne Roset.
A lemon-yellow four-arm candelabrum from Dunes & Duchess in the guest room is an unexpected touch.
Ligne Roset’s sculptural Rewrite Desk is paired with the Clutch Dining Chair by Blu Dot in the children’s room; twin trundle beds wear a textured aquamarine fabric from Kirby Design.
Master bedroom walls wear a strié treatment in luscious blue.
With subtle gold and silver accents and a cozy sitting area, the master suite is a soothing retreat for the homeowners.
Detail of the master bedroom sitting area.
In the master bedroom, the walls and ceiling wear the barest whisper of lavender.
A smoky-colored Phillip Jeffries wallcovering and a soft Merida rug enhance the master bedroom’s cocoon-like ambience.
Camel, navy, and cream are colors a young boy can happily grow along with.
Velvet roman shades and an upholstered headboard add a plush note to the master bedroom.