Allison says that the bedrooms in her family's 2,400 square foot home are relatively modest. "The beauty of the space is it's little bedrooms and big living space," so that family and friends are encouraged to gather in the open-plan, public areas of the home. A neutral palette of white in the master bedroom makes the perfect backdrop for a large oil painting and colorful upholstered headboard. Chief, the Australian labradoodle commands center stage on the bed.
Crisp white walls set the scene for this modern bedroom, complete with sleek platform bed and built-in bench next to the picturesque windows. The simple decor helps to highlight the beautiful ocean views.
To create an architectural element worthy of a luxury hotel, Atlanta designer Rachel Greathouse started with a $30 mirror at a flea market. She painted the four-paned frame in a gloss that matched the wall color, and then hung the mirror at a 45 degree angle for an interesting visual effect. From its place above the bed, the mirror can appear like a diamond-shaped window because it reflects the windows on the opposite wall.
A black and white palette in this bedroom gets small punches of color from purple pillows and fresh flowers. A trio of large windows and French doors are left uncovered to keep the room from looking dark.
This very simple white bedroom makes the bed the main attraction with an unexpected but stylish layering of colors and patterns for the bed linens and accent pillows. A boldly graphic rug is a cool counterpart.