At their house in Marrakech, Samuel and Caitlin Dowe-Sandes’s daughter’s room features a light fixture by Claire Norcross for Luminosity. The floor is paved in starburst floor tiles by their firm, Popham Design. The iron bed is a flea market find.
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This joyful bedroom designed for Aerin Lauder’s son in an East Hampton home features electrifying shades of blue from the walls to the bed and pendant. The zebra painting is by Andy Warhol.
In Andy Cohen’s Greenwich Village apartment, the shades on the vintage Pierre Giraudon green-resin nightstand lamps from John Salibello match the Ralph Lauren Home wallpaper in the master bedroom. The bed is upholstered in a Maharam plaid by Paul Smith and dressed with Pratesi linens.
In the master bedroom of this West Village apartment, the sconces are by Jason Koharik. The bed and side tables are custom designs, and the walls are sheathed in a custom grass cloth by Work + Sea.
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Amanda Seyfried’s dog, Finn, relaxes in the master bedroom of her Catskills home, where The pendant light is by &tradition, and the beadboard walls are painted in Ammonite by Farrow & Ball.The bed is by Restoration Hardware, the bench is from Gilt and the rug is from ABC Carpet & Home.
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The circa-1970 Mazzega ceiling light in the master bedroom of this Hudson River home was found at a Paris flea market.The bed is upholstered in an Edelman leather and dressed in Pratesi and Frette linens, the bedside tables are by Jallu Ebénistes, and the Carol Egan stool from Maison Gerard is upholstered in a Toyine Sellers fabric.
In the master bedroom of this Los Angeles farmhouse, the light fixture made from vintage airplane trusses is from Get Back Inc., the giltwood settee is Italian, the Swedish rug is from Lief, and the flooring is walnut.
In a luxurious Palm Springs home, the bed in the master bedroom, which features task lamps attached to the headboard, came with the house. It is dressed in Barbara Martin linens with a blanket and shams by Hermès. The painting is by Daryl Edwards and the wood screen and marble bedside tables are estate-sale finds.
In designer Megan Winters’ Chicago home, the bedroom features a hide rug by Kyle Butning. The toile is by Lee Jofa, the vintage chandelier is French, and the table lamps and wallcovering are by Ralph Lauren Home.
In the master bedroom of designer Jean-Louis Deniot’s Parisian apartment, the crystal lamps and bronze ceiling pendant are by designer Deniot. The leather rug is by Serge Lesage, the walls are in a custom color, and the portraits are from the 16th century through the 1960s.
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Tucked into a tidy alcove in Steven Gambrel’s Art Deco apartment, this custom bed is upholstered in a Zimmer + Rohde fabric, while the houndstooth pillows are in a Holland & Sherry fabric, and the 1950s sconces are by Ignazio Gardella.
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In this French Duplex, the bedroom’s chrome pendant light is a modern addition to this classic room. The cedar bed, knotted-rope furniture, and sculptures are by passionate collector Christian Astuguevieille.
In this Paris home, the guest bedroom boasts two ornate chandeliers. The custom Turquerie-style sofa bed and canopy are covered in a hand-printed cotton that was also used on the walls.
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In the master bedroom of an Upper West Side apartment, the room’s white and gold pendant is reflected in the gilded mirror. A Hästens bed is dressed in linens by Sferra and Olatz, the circa-1970 side tables are by Milo Baughman, and the lamp is by Taylor; the walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Cinder Rose, and the photographs are by Marsha Lebedev Bernstein.
A crystal chandelier dangles above the bed inside an Italian castle. The Red Room’s bed and bedside tables were made for the castle in the late 19th century, and the bedding is by Ralph Lauren Home.
In an Oakland, California master bedroom, the George Nelson pendant light is from Design Within Reach. The bed by Room & Board is dressed with a Libeco duvet, the antique chest is English, and the custom love seat is upholstered in a China Seas fabric. The rug is an antique Heriz and the walls are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Anchor Gray.
In a North Jersey home, the master bedroom’s reading light is by Stephen Miller Siegel and the vintage lamp bases are from Ruby Beets. The bed and side tables are custom designs, the linens are by Frette, the walls are upholstered in a Pindler fabric, and the carpet is by Woolshire Carpet Mills.
The large hanging lantern in the bedroom of artist Anne Becker’s Manhattan apartment provides an additional light source to the room already flooded by light through the wood shutters by designer Gregory Bissonnette and stained-glass insets by Jacqueline Rusca. The suzani coverlet is from Sheherazade.
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A fixture constructed of paper plates by Christopher Trujillo playfully evokes clouds in a bedroom designed by Stephen Sills in a storied Manhattan apartment building. The custom-made bed is upholstered in a Pierre Frey fabric, and the bedside tables are from Crate & Barrel.
Inside a house in Uruguay, the master bedroom’s floor lamp and chair were found in Buenos Aires, the rug is an antique Bolivian poncho that was a gift from Claessens’s mother, the painting is by Claessens and the antique shutters were bought at auction in Montevideo, Uruguay.
The bed, dresser, and side tables in the master bedroom of a Mexican home are by Roche Bobois; the Eames chair and ottoman are by Herman Miller, the bedside lights are by FontanaArte, and the wall is painted in Patagonia byComex.
In a minimal apartment, the neon wall sculpture in the master bedroom is by Glenn Ligon, and the Corian platform bed, a custom design, is dressed with Belgian linens; the circa-1960 bedside tables are by Joseph-André Motte, and the walls are sheathed in a Marmorino wall finish.
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In a NYC apartment, the guest room’s Roberto Rida lamp is from Bernd Goeckler and the curtains are of an Osborne & Little fabric.The Joseph Jeup bed is upholstered in a Toyine Sellers fabric, the bench by Anne and Vincent Corbiere is covered in a Soie de Lune fabric, and the bedside table is by HH Ruseau.
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The Lantern in this Greenwich Village penthouse is 19th-century Indian. The bed is upholstered in a Robert Kime stripe and dressed in antique French linens, the side table is 18th-century English, and the landscape paintings are English, French and American. The walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Off-White.
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In a Park Avenue apartment, the vintage bedside tables by Enrique Garcel are topped with lamps by Porta Romana.The custom-made bed is upholstered in a velvet by Dedar, and the chair is by the Campana Brothers. The hand-painted wallpaper is by Gracie, the curtains are of a silk linen by Christopher Hyland, and the rug is by ABC Carpet & Home.
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In the same house, the daughter’s room features a chandelier found on 1stdibs, and has an Italian shell bed from the owners’ former house in Europe. The mirrored side table is from JF Chen.
In the same house, the rainbow pendant plays off the array of colors in the kid’s room. A Room & Board bunk bed is dressed in vintage suzanis from Uzbekistan, the school desk is from Windsor Place Antiques, the shades are of a fabric by Flock and the vintage rug is Turkish.
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In the master bedroom of a penthouse apartment on the French Riviera, the bed is flanked by palm tree sconces and topped with a mohair blanket from the French Alps. The 1950s English bedside table is mahogany, and the hand-painted wallpaper is 19th-century English.
In a Brooklyn townhouse, the master bedroom’s light fixture is from West Elm and the sconces are by Serena & Lily.The bed by Ballard Designs is upholstered in a Lake August fabric and topped with a vintage Moroccan blanket and a pillow from Breuckelen Berber. The painting is by Alex Mason and the walls are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Gray Owl.
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A striking chandelier or light fixture serves as the perfect punctuation mark in a well-composed room. Think of it as style on high.
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The guest room in the poolhouse of this Bridgehampton farmhouse features an 11-candle chandelier adorned in justice roping. The bed is by John Himmel and is dressed in Schweitzer Linen bedding. The rug is Restoration Hardware, and a blue and white table lamp sits on top of the Swedish painted chest.
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