Sleep Easy, Snow-White Style
Written and produced by Candace Ord Manroe
A beautiful bedroom is non-negotiable. As your personal retreat, the bedroom is the one space in the home where “pretty” is imperative, no matter how otherwise earthy or eclectic your decorating style. Creamy white is the dominant color in this 19th-century Boston townhouse’s bedroom. It creates serenity and sets the room apart from the darker paneling and earth tones featured elsewhere in the home. The simple white bed curtains drape from brass, accentuating the bed’s golden glow to give the room polish. Gold is repeated on the picture frames to unify the design, but with great subtlety. The only pattern is the floral silk taffeta on the bench and the chair’s throw pillow.
Tip: Just a dab of pattern keeps the visual interest up but the decibels low.
Interior design: Chris Drake and Lee Bierly