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1 Sometimes serenity can be achieved with a well-edited dose of clutter, as this charming guest bedroom in a Chicago bungalow proves. Michael Crowley and Michael Jacobson covered a wall with old photos, vintage Vanity Fair prints, a wide mirror, and more. Muted tones and a traditional four-poster bed make this guest bedroom cozy.
2 In a bedroom where space was tight and the ceiling was low, designer James Dolenc used a sophisticated tufted-leather headboard and pendant lights instead of table lamps to draw the eye upward.
3 Designer Julia Edelmann of Buckingham Interiors took a cue from her college-age daughter’s preference for new over old (hence the updated take on an old-school canopy bed) when redoing her bedroom. The colors and shapes in the Victorian stained glass window and corner rosettes on the window frames get a modern reference in the patterns of the pillows and window shade.
Photography: (1) Matthew Gilson; (2) Bob Coscarelli; (3) Nathan Kirkman