Designer Cecilie Starin had a small closet in the bedroom transformed into a built-in bookcase. It’s the perfect spot for display and storing some books by the writing table. An antique European campaign chair was placed next to the fireplace.
This antique distressed bedroom dresser is a stylish addition to the light, airy space between picture windows and subtle, polka dot patterned curtains. The ornate mirror paired with the dresser fill the space beautifully, while the red chair with striped pattern upholstery helps frame the space.
In the guest bedroom, designers kept the space light and bright with white walls that reflect the natural light of the windows. Then, they added one of the homeowners' antique bedroom suites to finish off the design with warmth.
Robin LaMonte designed this bedroom with striped window treatments and antique elements, including a sleigh bed frame and framed artwork. Mixing and matching furniture pieces adds interest to the bedroom. The custom silk window treatments were positioned behind the bed to hide the small window.
In the bedroom, designer Lauren Levant salvaged and refinished the 100-year-old original heartwood pine floor of this Victorian townhouse. A World War II era shipping trunk and an antique ladder complete the collection to create an eclectic, dramatic master suite that celebrates adaptive innovation.
The San Francisco Decorator Showhouse 2014 guest bedroom mixes museum-quality case goods that are perfectly at home in a stately historic room. Designer Melanie Coddington added luxurious designer details, such as two-toned window treatments, a sumptuous blue bed, and a large floral area rug that ties the entire space together.
Working with 14' ceilings, Tyler Karu and Landing Design created a mural of an 18th Century map of the coast of Maine sourced through the Library of Congress. It is a one-of-a-kind element unique to this room and makes it the statement of the space.
Add a monogram for a classic touch. A monogrammed antique linen sheet, paired with a contemporary coverlet and new pillows, creates a cozy place reminiscent of a luxury B&B. The detail on the Jenny Lind Spool bed, which can be found in antiques stores or on eBay, combines with the scalloped edge of the sheets for a complete look.
To add storage for clothes as well as important documents and papers, a small antique heirloom desk was used in the room rather than a standard dresser. A wood refinishing shop updated the old wood finish with a pecan finish appropriate for the style of the desk. Now the historical value remains intact, but with a fresh look.
An antique, Oriental dresser in eye-popping blue provided the inspiration and color palette for this traditional Florida bedroom. Custom bedding is by Wildcat Territory, and the drapery fabric is by Schumacher.
A detailed look at this antique nightstand reveals a delicate, Asian-inspired vignette etched into the wooden surface. Behind the nightstand, patterned wallpaper adds youthful energy and movement to the bedroom, as well as accentuates the gilded edges of an antique mirror.
In the bedroom, designers blended the homeowner's collections with a more contemporary color palette. The headboard of this bed is made from two antique Chinese doors which are complemented by the tall antique candlestick and the Chinese statue that is featured in front of the window. These elements, combined with neutral walls and tan curtains give the space a light, yet still elegant feeling.
An antique chandelier over the library table doubles as a light fixture and a focal point. It helps bring light into the room while also taking the attention off the low ceilings and onto the beautiful outside view.