The two primary bedrooms are situated for maximum lake exposure, but the windows are positioned to guard the occupants’ privacy.
A shiplap wall and handcrafted bed from Croft House introduce texture without disturbing the room’s simple lines.
Art deco lines repeat in the primary bedroom, where a headboard feels architectural alongside a mirrored nightstand that holds a jewel-like lamp.
A small settee and a drink table in the bedroom set the scene for relaxation.
The primary bedroom showcases a leather headboard, lavender-and-cream satin curtains, and matching bedside tables.
“This is my favorite room in the house,” says the wife of the upstairs guest bedroom. “Every child wants to sleep here.”
A grasscloth-wrapped mirror hangs above the secretary.
The guest bedroom has a custom house-shaped bed with sheer panels inspired by a bed that Gottlieb saw at a hotel in Costa Rica.
In the primary suite, Rogers added interest with a dark green mohair pillow interspersed with channeled-velvet European shams and a Walter G accent pillow.
Paisley pillows and framed maps honor the Provincetown location of the home. Textured blue grasscloth wallpaper by Thibaut provides a subtle wrap to a room where bold stripes and geometric patterns otherwise dominate.
Broad vertical stripes in the Kravet wallcovering give this upstairs bedroom a sense of height, while the grasscloth’s earth tones pleasantly contrast the room’s nautical shades of blue.
A turquoise Red Egg bedside table is an eye-catching offset to the twin white wicker beds, but closer examination reveals matching aqua tones mixing with light blue hues in the Mally Skok wallpaper.
Tasseled drawer pulls tease a color palette that—like the hydrangeas that served as inspiration—can thrive through many seasons, not just summer.
The design of the primary bedroom emphasizes serenity, but patterned wallpaper and a tufted storage ottoman and custom headboard, both covered in the same pale-gray fabric with blue contrast piping, add liveliness.
The zebra-striped armchair adds a contemporary touch while remaining on theme with the decor.
A tiger-maple bed from Leonards New England blends seamlessly with the bucolic landscape mural painted by renowned Maine artist Roger Deering; the theme carries through with a Stark Carpet tartan rug and rustic night tables.
The southeastern-facing primary suite was painted Benjamin Moore Iced Cube Silver, a dusty blue that engages with the changing color of the sky and water in every season.
In lieu of a bench, Hay placed a Brunschwig & Fils daybed at the foot of a Bernhardt bed in the main bedroom; a statement-making light fixture from Ro Sham Beaux hangs above, and the artwork is by Nantucket photographer Daniel Sutherland.
Serene and subtle is the scene in the second-floor main bedroom; the silk and cotton appliqued and embroidered cut-velvet shams are from Scalamandré.
Thibaut’s floral Rittenhouse fabric on the bed and window treatment ensures sweet dreams in a guest room.
Downstairs, the owners’ Turkish rug warms the poured concrete floor, which was polished then ground.
The couple’s adult children share the upscale bunk room where beds are dressed in duvets made of Italian linen ticking.
A sunshine-filled nook by the bay window has the ideal spot for tucking into a good book: a comfy Eero Saarinen womb chair from Knoll.
“The room gets a lot of light,” notes architect and designer Michele Kolb. “That’s why I was able to use a dark color.”
It was a challenge fitting an IATESTA STUDIO king-size bed into the main bedroom, but Schroeder made it work by placing narrow nightstands on either side.
Automated shades in the primary bedroom lift to reveal a view of the North River.
In another bedroom, soft yellow hues from the Schumacher wallcovering carry over into its en suite bathroom.
Taking inspiration from boutique hotels, designer Justine Sterling gave each bedroom suite its own signature color.
A vaulted ceiling gives the main bedroom a grand feel that’s brought down to scale by the quiet furnishings, including the Grange sleigh bed; the console at the foot of the bed holds a pop-up TV.
The colors in Sanderson Design Group’s Tally Ho wallpaper informed this small guest room, which only has space for a twin bed and a Scalamandre reading chair upholstered in Jane Churchill. “It’s one of my favorite rooms because there’s lots of interest for the eye,” says Shano
In this top-floor guest room, interior designer Gregory Shano embraced Brunschwig & Fils On Point toile print—it shows up on the chair, wallpaper, and Roman shades.
The first room to receive a makeover belongs to seventeen-year-old Jack Lambros, who helped choose the Ralph Lauren wallpaper.
Homeowner Karen Duffy Lambros refers to her favorite room, swathed in a Schumacher fern pattern, as the Jungle Room. “I do my video calls from there, especially on dark winter days,” she says.
House guests request their favorite rooms when spending the night on the farm.
The Galahad chandelier from Currey & Company, a stunner of sea-green glass disks of varying sizes, hangs in the main bedroom above a custom platform bed by Baker, while Vanguard club chairs upholstered in chenille flank the fireplace.
Rosenfeld persuaded the homeowner to let her add some pattern in the form of the Fortuny fabric pillows that top the primary bedroom’s custom Charles H. Beckley bed.
Another bedroom gets a handsome mix of subtle patterns in rug and bedding.
The Made Goods night table adds a deco touch to a bedroom.
In the tranquil main bedroom, the walls are upholstered in a Holland & Sherry fabric, and a light fixture from Dennis Miller Associates hangs above the bed. That’s a Robert Rauschenberg painting next to the doorway that leads into the dressing area. A custom screen by Christophe Côme, sourced from New York’s Cristina Grajales Gallery, separates the bedroom from a sitting area.
Holland & Sherry’s Desert Storm fabric envelops another guest room, where artworks by David Lloyd Brown and a light fixture by French industrial designer Serge Mouille hang.
A guest room features Wayne Pate’s Poppies Noir wallpaper from Studio Four NYC.
In the main suite, Rapp chose a large-scale headboard and an aubergine accent wall to anchor the space; a cozy sitting area is defined by soft, organic shapes.
She modified a trefoil-shaped headboard that she had previously designed for a client so it would fit in her daughter’s bedroom. “She picked the fabric and nailheads herself,” Black says.
The laurel branch railings for the primary bedroom’s Juliet balcony were inspired by those in Central Park’s Shakespeare Garden, while ceramic balls from a Copenhagen studio comprise the installation above the bed.
Black positioned the soaking tub in the main bath so it is visible from the bed.
A Palladian window floods the peaceful main bedroom with light. Come nightfall, gray linen blinds by Designer Upholstery of Westport offer cocoon-like warmth.
A salon-style arrangement of six monotypes by New York artist Gabe Brown brightens a wall in the sitting room, which is illuminated by a Blueprint Lighting chandelier.
Renovation of the second floor allowed for the creation of a main suite, which includes a showstopping bed designed by Kaplan and upholstered in Pollack fabric.
The light-filled main bedroom features whitewashed walls and a modern washed-oak four-poster bed from cFc.
Hilderbrand added an antique English mahogany chest and armchair to, as she explains, “add a lived-in, cozy feel to the [main] bedroom.”
A guest bedroom features a leather basket-weave headboard from Wisteria and Phillip Jeffries St. Barts Serenity whitewashed wallpaper.
The bunkroom includes two double beds topped by a pair of single beds.
In the main bedroom, nightstands from Lawson-Fenning and lamps from Arteriors flank a Mondo Collection bed; the artwork is by Brian Goodman.
Leonard added a built-in window seat to the eldest daughter’s bedroom and painted the space Benjamin Moore Spring Iris. The couple purchased the colorful abstract painting by Westport artist Yvonne Claveloux at a local fundraiser last year.
Embroidered drapery adorns the Palladian window in one of the girls’ bedrooms, while the walls are painted Benjamin Moore Marshmallow Bunny cut with 50 percent white.
A tufted bed from RH was the starting point in the couple’s bedroom, which now boasts a silky custom-fit rug. “The mottled design is a nice contrast to the linear patterns in the public spaces,” Leonard says.
Engh designed the room to be spa-like and soothing with Bungalow 5 nightstands, a Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams bed, and linens from Serena & Lily.
The second-floor main suite has a deck overlooking the river; the gray, white, and palest-yellow rug is from Mougalian Rugs.
Handler balanced masculine and feminine sensibilities in the main bedroom. The painting by Cameron Schmitz was purchased at The Drawing Room in Cos Cob.
Drapery in a dotted stripe pattern from Schumacher adds a graphic burst of green to the guest room. The chest and chair are from local antique shops.
Deux Femmes Decorative Art custom applied a textural linen-like finish to the wall and molded ceiling in the main bedroom. For art, Monahan framed a favorite Tiffany scarf.
Horizontal flush board on the ceiling adds a cozy feel to the master bedroom, while fabrics in the palest seafoam hue give the space its serene feel.
The family’s two sons sleep in the full-size bottom bunks, while the twin-size upper bunks are for sleepovers with a couple of cousins or neighborhood
Antique prints and paintings dot the walls of the master bedroom.
The antiques continue in the guest bedroom, juxtaposed with hand-blocked Swedish paper from Sandberg Wallpaper.
A vaulted ceiling and walls in the second-floor master suite are covered in Schumacher linen upholstery, delivering a delightful canopy effect. Tharp’s signature sail-pulley shades dress the windows. The daybed is vintage; Holland & Sherry pillows button up the look.
A built-in daybed in a child’s bedroom was outfitted in pale pink; curtains reveal a play space below.
A bunk room with toe-to-toe twin beds on each side is used for lounging or guests. Striped wallpaper, Schoolhouse sconces, and vintage art lend a nautical vibe.
Texture rules in a playful guest bedroom, where hand-blocked fabric by Design No. Five covers walls and a pillow. A vintage campaign chest was painted inky grey, while the model sailboat comes from Thoreauly Antiques in Concord.
When Skok has a house full of summer guests, she’ll take a break to “rest her eyes” on the master bedroom’s daybed. Her favorite yellow toile curtains frame the window.
This guestroom was frequented by Skok’s mom when she was still able to visit from South Africa; that’s the designer’s own fabrics on the headboard, curtains, and bench.
A tulip-shaped coco-bead chandelier illuminates a well-appointed guest room; the round Moroccan table was a Brimfield Antique Show score.
Midcentury French daybeds were the inspiration for the custom twin beds in a guest bedroom. The Love One Another light fixture from CB2 and the woven window shades amp up the room’s airy feel.
Serena and Lily’s Costa bed of hand-braided water hyacinth brings rich texture to another guestroom.
A charming first-floor guestroom features a classic four-post bed.
Interior shutters allow for calibrating light in the master bedroom.
A couple of new windows and a coat of Benjamin Moore White Dove paint transformed a cave-like space into the airiest bedroom in the house.
The master bedroom windowsills are extra deep to accommodate a colorful collection of books left behind in the original house.
Located on the ground floor, the master bedroom is “all about the views,” says designer Kalur. With its simple furnishings and horizontally paneled pine walls, “it’s their little Zen space,” she adds.
Each cabin features a built-in queen bed and a twin daybed.
The attic above this guest bedroom was partially removed to add an extra window and more natural lighting, accented by a cut-crystal chandelier.
The owners opted for pieces that suit a summer lifestyle, like a Serena & Lily woven seagrass bed. A fun recipe of stripes, florals, and paisley raises the room’s spirit.
A Pottery Barn bed dressed in a slew of patterns welcomes guests. Jamie Young bedside lamps wear beachy raffia shades.
The bedroom is a study in elegance, with its inviting custom bed, paisley-patterned drapes, and a cage-like alabaster chandelier.
A clean, simple design and quiet palette (with just a punch or two of color) turn the master bedroom into a peaceful sanctuary.
The blue that predominates elsewhere is softened and used as an accent against a neutral backdrop, including a sandy-hued Phillip Jeffries grasscloth, in the master bedroom.
The antique plates on Aria’s bedroom wall come from both sides of the family. Some—from Sinkin’s great, great grandmother—are late 1880s Haviland French porcelain. “It’s like her ancestors are watching over her,” Sinkin says.
Sinkin nabbed the stylish guestroom bed on Wayfair. Mirrored nightstands heighten the room’s appeal.
All the artwork is meaningful. For the master bedroom, Frazier framed a poem her husband wrote in celebration of their first wedding anniversary. The ink blot figure is another piece by Brittney Ciccone.
The nursery’s rug is joyful without seeming childish, and an Eames lounge chair makes for a sophisticated reading spot. Frazier says, “The room is happy but consistent with the rest of the house with its modern feel.”
Pops of peppy color punctuate the playroom. The modular sofa by Nugget can be configured into forts. The trio of prints are by London photographer Karin Berndl through ArtStar.
A restful palette and rich textures, including silk wallcovering by Phillip Jeffries, give the master bedroom its serene aura. Elms designed the platform bed and the nightstands, as well as the upholstered wall behind the bed.
A light-colored Luce chair and Frette linens on the bed, along with a glass wall that admits sunlight from the living room, brighten the master bedroom. The mitered Ann Sacks marble headboard shimmers like a waterfall.
Daher added wall panels with bronze inserts to give the bedroom more interest.
The master bathroom boasts a freestanding tub with an unobstructed view to the outdoors.
In the master bedroom, the arched window frames were painted to stand out against the custom mural by the French wallpaper company Ananbô. The cage chandelier is from Visual Comfort.
The dressing room, once an extra bedroom, is an elegant but not overwhelming background for her extensive wardrobe.
The inviting chaise in the master bedroom was chosen to echo the teal hues in May’s treasured dressing room
The dressing room, once an extra bedroom, is an elegant but not overwhelming background for her extensive wardrobe.
Muted bed coverings and rugs enable a mildly riotous contrast between the vine-patterned wallpaper and colorful drapes.
Divine details include the master bed’s custom headboard.
A television hides in the master bed’s footboard; a wire-and-glass tapestry by artist Susan Freda was commissioned for the room.
Luxe alpaca curtains buffer the windows in the couple’s sleeping quarters. Palumbo designed the upholstered bed and framed it with contemporary task lamps.
Last summer, while Silver helped her son relocate, she says she stayed in a hotel for a month, an experience that made her appreciate her home more than ever. “Coming home after that was the epitome of sanctuary.”
The sumptuous master suite brings together a wealth of textures—the wood mantel, an alpaca throw, linen curtains, and the wool flannel-clad armchair that cozies up to the fire. In true Hirsch mix-it-up style, there’s also an eye-catching walnut Jonathan Adler Claude étagère with a midcentury vibe. “We wanted this to be a sophisticated and quiet place,” the designer says.
The master suite is a soothing sanctuary from the bustle of hosting visitors.
Facing south with a door to the balcony, the master bedroom is flooded with light.
A second-floor guest room has a restful color scheme that complements the pretty views of the Atlantic Ocean and the North Shore of Boston.
A softly hued Phillip Jeffries linen wallcovering conjures the peaceful ambience the couple envisioned for their sleeping quarters, while an upholstered bed from O. Henry House and a curvaceous upholstered bench (just the right height for a sit-and-put-on-your-slippers perch) boost comfort. The striking painting is by Utah artist Holly Addi.
A pair of dervishes give the side-eye to the guest bedroom, where a bubble ceiling light reflects the playful spirit of the room. The queen bed splits in two when the owners’ college-age sons are in town and need a place to crash
Art is sometimes used as a counterpoint to the room design, as with this dark but whimsical (yes, that’s a pastry bag on her head) painting contrasted with the soft tones used in the master bedroom.
One of two children’s rooms separated by an oversize pocket door.
The second children’s room; opening the pocket door lets the two rooms act as one play space.
Night tables are tucked into the built-ins in the master bedroom. Blackout drapes offer cozy nighttime privacy, and open to views of the rear park come daybreak.
One of the things that attracted Corrie to this condo was the fact that it was the only one on the wharf with a loft space for sleeping.
In the guest bedroom, Rose Tarlow linen was paper-backed to apply to the walls.
A fireplace and upholstered chair add a warm touch to the spare master bedroom.
Bartlett and Brio in the bedroom.
The Summer House’s bedrooms are a riot of color, pattern, and texture.
The Summer House’s bedrooms are a riot of color, pattern, and texture.
Vintage Oscar armchairs revamped with a lustrous Robert Allen fabric anchor a dreamy sitting area by the window. The intriguing linear pattern of The Rug Company’s hand-carved wool Circuit rug pops come nighttime, illuminated by the deco-style ceiling light.
Mahogany night tables cozy up to the couple’s bed.
The lamps on the nightstands in the master bedroom are repurposed vases in Han Dynasty shapes. And that small stack of books on the Chinese wooden bench? Cohen only brought eight books with her to Westport. “My home is very edited,” Cohen says. “I didn’t want a lot of stuff. I wanted to connect to life in a fresh way.”
Repurposing done right: the wingback headboard in the master bedroom acted as the back cushion of a daybed in Cupp’s previous home.
Kerri Rosenthal’s own wallpapers make an appearance throughout the home; this pattern, Top Down in a cheerful pink, dresses up the bedroom of the homeowners’ twin daughters.
The antique portrait lending character to a cozy guest room belonged to Dunn’s mother.
A mix of prints in cobalt and sky enliven the master bedroom.
With a tufted headboard, plush bedding, and shades of cream and gold, the master bedroom is as luxurious as it is comfortable.
A son’s handsome bedroom takes the home’s gray theme in a darker direction.
A seagrass rug and Maine Cottage fabrics invite casual luxury into the master suite.
The playful, gender-neutral guest bedroom hosts frequent sleepovers by the grandkids.
The kids’ room’s swing chair ranks as the most popular seat in the house.
In the chandelier-lit master bedroom, the most formal space in the home, an imposing bed is balanced with softer tones in the bedcoverings, bench, and divan.
A Victorian carved bamboo headboard, bamboo-embellished armoire, and woven plantation chair give the master bedroom its hint of British colonialism.
The bunkroom features cozy berths for eight kids.
“She has a great aesthetic,” says Wagner of the homeowner, who helped select the fabrics in each room, including the robin’s-egg accents in this bedroom suite.
Park and her husband purchased the painting by Gustavo Aceves in Venice while on their honeymoon.
The cottage-chic theme continues in the master bedroom, part of the suite that occupies the entire second floor.
The master bedroom opens to a second-floor porch with lake views.
The stairs descend first to the bedrooms, then to the ground-floor living area and the patio.
In this bedroom, the sweet blue tones get an energetic boost with a framed pareo by Manuel Canovas.
The pinstriped gray wallpaper helps scale the master bedroom’s high, slanted ceilings down to comfortable proportions. Deep-pile carpeting and a brace of burlap-covered ottomans warm the space.
Guests are welcome to lay their heads in an upstairs bedroom that modestly departs from the home’s restrained use of color; a ribbed Lucite rocker and ottoman even flirt modestly with whimsy.
Trundle beds and bold blue make a kid-friendly bedroom.
Another bedroom wears sunny apricot-hued paint.
Softer colors give the master bedroom its serene feel.
Colorful bedrooms include this sunny one in the “treehouse.”
The bunk room’s nautical touches include rope sconces, anchor-print bedding, and a line-and-cleat detail.
Patterns in a guest room mix and match, from florals on the wall to stripes and plaid in upholstery and pillows.
A space-age ball chair is a playful addition to the bunk room.
An all-wood wing chair softens the master bedroom’s vibrant colors.
The master bedroom’s vintage and antique furniture is refreshed with plucky hues drawn from the wallpaper in the hallway.
A chandelier strung with tiny bits of turquoise is framed by the angled ceiling in the master bedroom.
The calm palette continues into the master bedroom.
The master bedroom’s balcony is the Dillons’ favorite spot in the house.
The bench at the foot of the English bed is an antique from France, reupholstered in simple linen.
The master bedroom’s tufted headboard and diaphanous drapes add even more elegance to a glam space.
The original beams in a guest room have been partially revealed for a rustic touch.
The Stones found the arched chairs, likely from a church, in an antique shop. One of Hank Hudson’s “dot series” images of celebrities (in this case actor Daniel Craig as James Bond) is from the Provincetown gallery Woodman/Shimko.
Light from the dormers spills into the comfortable new master bedroom in the second-floor addition.
A mirror from the North Carolina furniture company Skram is a curvy foil to the master bedroom’s sleek Giorgetti desk.
A top-floor guest bedroom has a wide balcony for enjoying the view.
For sheer fun the basement bunk room, with cheery splashes of orange and its pool table, is hard to beat.
Two more girls cozy up in a room with built-in beds that incorporate helpful storage.
A standing mirror visually enhances the size of a daughter’s room.
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.