From classic navy and white throw pillows to the heirloom art hung on the wall, this bedroom is punctuated by nautical accents. Be sure to balance classic color schemes with lighter tones, such as the pale blue wall color and the pastel blues in the bedspread, to avoid creating a look that feels too thematic.
The client already had these walls painted pale blue when designer Robin Callan took over the design. "Light blues can sometimes feel very nursery-like," Robin says, "so I wanted to bring in some darker colors to make sure the room felt like a mature space. When I found the pillows on the bed, they inspired the rest of the palette." The plantation shutters and navy curtains add an extra grown-up punch.