His and Hers Bedroom
As a his-and-her space, the master bedroom requires some finessing to get the right balance of masculine and feminine so both members of the couple are happy. A black-and-white color palette is a safe bet. Plus, it’s one of the more interesting color combos, with the bold, graphic strength of the contrasting colors. This bedroom in a South African home celebrates that country’s colonial style, but its popular design components know no boundaries. The big black wrought-iron bed serves as the room’s focal point. Cotton bed curtains puddle to the floor and hang loosely at the top for a casual, breezy elegance. Dark wood flooring and dark shutters contrast with a white coffered ceiling. The look is as appropriate for Cleveland or Kansas City as it is for Cape Town. And, for this homeowner at least, it didn’t require the services of an interior designer. The key: Keep it simple.