Sheer curtains wrap around this elegant transitional bedroom providing privacy without blocking natural light. Furnishings are kept simple and neutral, with a gentle pop of color coming from the blue accent pillows on the bed.
This great hall is divided from the entry by thin veils of sheer linen panels for more intimacy while leaving the historic home's original architecture intact. A gilded nineteenth-century eagle bookstand greets visitors on the washed-oak center table.
A mix of textures and styles create a layered, sophisticated look in this sitting room. A dark shag rug, lucite coffee table and hand-carved chairs add visual richness and depth. Sheer curtains and a variety of lighting fixtures help to brighten the eclectic space.
In a master bedroom that was all about cozy luxury, designer Lauren Macer created an inviting seating area using existing pieces from her client’s collection. “The armchairs are vintage pieces, however they were upholstered in black leather that was damaged. I reupholstered them in a beautiful soft linen fabric for a completely different look,” she says. “When looking for vintage furniture pieces, the most important element is shape. The upholstery, wood color and the condition of the filling can all be changed — so keep an open mind and don’t let a strong pattern or color distract you.”
A geometric rug provides a pattern base to decorate the solid surfaces and neutral tones of this transitional living room. A brown leather sofa and taupe chairs face a wood coffee table with wrought iron legs. Sheer curtains add decoration to the windows while still allowing natural light to enter the room.
A boxy bedside table with glass top is decorated with a textured table lamp and glass embellishments. A semi sheer curtain shading a window behind the table adds a more matte background for the small display. Surrounding the curtain a vibrant and shiny accent wall reflects the light in the room.
Creams and grays create a soft, pleasing atmosphere in this urban guest bedroom. The bed is placed to take advantage of the view through a pair of tall, steel-encased windows. Sheer curtains filter light and add to the softness of the space.
This neutral master bedroom includes a cozy fireside conversation nook with a pair of timeless, relaxed wing chairs. The beamed, planked ceiling speaks to the home's rustic, Mediterranean-inspired vibe, while white trim and gauzy sheers bring softness to the space.
Wood floors and a quaint clawfoot tub centered in the space create an old-fashioned bathing room that incorporates modern conveniences. Part of an 1870-built property on Australia's Darling Point peninsula, this Gothic Revival luxury home has been updated to meet the needs of a 21st-century family. Sheer curtains provide privacy and screen the room from the bright Sydney sunshine.
From the sheer draperies to the geometric rug to the mix of pillows, pattern and texture pack the design punch in this neutral, contemporary living room. Gray and cream hues dominate the space, allowing the colorful cityscape outside the broad windows to draw the eye. A custom marble fireplace sets a modern tone.
Layering and texture provide visual interest in this drama-filled gray and white bedroom. A modern painting above the richly layered, upholstered bed emphasizes the room's play on dark and light. Sheer draperies give the space a dreamy feel.