Beautiful Bedding: The Best-Dressed List

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Feminine Mystique
“Our client is a young, single, successful businesswoman who wanted a feminine bedroom, without being overly girly,” says designer Jennifer Leonard. To create this look, Leonard used a custom headboard upholstered in luxurious white wool and accented with a ruched border and deep button tufting, silk shams in soft blue and white, and bedside lamps with a botanical relief pattern.


Tropical Paradise
If your bedroom is graced with a spectacular location, consider incorporating some local beauty into its design. For example, for this master bedroom on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, designer Jennifer Leonard brought in the hues of the Pacific Ocean, as well as natural motifs like palm fronds and materials like clamrose shells and woven rattan.


On the Bench
In this fresh, youthful bedroom, an upholstered bench at the foot of the bed provides a punch of sassy color and pattern. “Starting with a neutral base color on the walls and restraining your color and pattern to accent pieces will give you a very custom and upscale look,” says designer Jennifer Leonard.


Practical Matters
When designing a master bedroom seating area, it’s important to pick the right chair or chairs. But don’t forget another key consideration: the lighting. Ideally, provide layers of lighting, as in this luxurious reading nook. “In this space, adequate light for reading is provided by ambient overhead lighting in the form of a crystal chandelier, combined with a floor lamp with a silk shade stationed by a petite side table,” says designer Jennifer Leonard.


Everyday Glamour
To give this master bedroom an infusion of Hollywood chic, designer Jennifer Leonard layered rich patterns and textures on the bed. Adding “jewelry” was the piece de resistance, she says. “The accent pillows have elegant embroidery and glass beading,” she notes. These are the finishing touches that lend a hint of sparkle and shine.