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April 30, 2014
As one of the home's most intimate spaces, the bedroom should be a tranquil retreat. These nine renovated homes take this into account, blending comfort with personality.
Modern bedroom with world map wall decal

In this home in Syracuse, Italy, distinctive and colorful furnishings, including a lamp designed by one of the homeowners and a wall decal by My Vinilo, customize a white bedroom. Photo by Gunnar Knechtel.

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a white walled bedroom with a white bed and a rose colored throw in from of a Japanese screen and a teak chair

In a renovated concrete villa in Belgium, a cane daybed by prolific Belgian designer Maarten van Severen is surrounded by a resident's accumulated possessions from her travels abroad, including an antique Japanese screen, a vintage lamp purchased from Arizona, and an antique Mongolian side table bought in Ulan Bator. Photo by Frederik Vercruysse.

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"I think of the bed as intimate space," Hughston says, "and putting the bed away—having it out of sight when not in use—is satisfying." The custom-designed Murphy bed, concealed by day behind the gold curtain is well built; it's ergonomically easy to lowe

An an easy-to-lower Murphy bed in a renovated New York apartment converts the bedroom to a multi-use space. Photo by Grant Delin.

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Pink master bedroom with hot tub

A revitalized apartment in New York City uses sliding panels to connect a hot tub to the master bedroom. Photo by Adam Friedberg.

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The Suarezes opted for a cozy bedroom with beautiful details, old and new—lustrous mahogany behind the bed, Baker tables beside it. The long beam overhead replaced the original, but smaller beams above it are authentic.

In a renovated chapel in Connecticut, homeowners paired authentic roof beams with a new mahogany headboard to create a cozy bedroom with old and new details. Photo by Juliana Sohn.

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A curtain wall obscures the closet in the master bedroom.

In a diminutive home in San Francisco, a curtain hides storage from the master bedroom. Photo by Zubin Shroff.

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Modern boy's bedroom with patterned flooring

In a renovated 18th-century flat in Barcelona, an elegant assortment of items that the resident designed for her son surround the bed. Photo by Gunnar Knechtel.

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Along one wall of the master bedroom White used Columbia Forest Product’s EcoColors panels (an FSC-certified particleboard) to create sliding closet doors.

Sliding closet doors line one wall of the master bedroom of this renovated ranch-style home in Portland, Oregon, giving the room a calming, minimalist look. Photo by John Clark.

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Each bedroom of Walter Gropius' Hagerty House has one vividly colored western wall—red, blue, yellow, or green—giving the minimalist interior a powerful impact. Photo by Dean Kaufman.

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Modern bedroom with world map wall decal

In this home in Syracuse, Italy, distinctive and colorful furnishings, including a lamp designed by one of the homeowners and a wall decal by My Vinilo, customize a white bedroom. Photo by Gunnar Knechtel.

Photo by Gunnar Knechtel.

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