An elemental mix of metal and wood, an icy color palette, and strong-boned furnishings define this Asian-look bedroom. Interior designer Gail Prauss created it for an Oak Park River Forest Infant Welfare Society and ASID showhouse, choosing a striking faux-bamboo bed as a focal point. Blue-green Venetian plaster on the walls makes a dramatic backdrop for a Tibetan rug, an English Regency–style ottoman upholstered in pale silk, and woven bamboo shades. The exaggerated shapes of the lampshades echo the horizontal elements of the design-just right for a room in which getting horizontal is what it’s all about.
Photograph: James Yochum
Making It Yours
Start with anchor pieces that have a similar feel and form. A few possibilities . . .
|Ebony finish Stafford bed, $1,199, at Crate & Barrel, 646 N. Michigan Ave. and select locations; www.crateandbarrel.com. Solid rosewood Ming-style bench with gold silk seat, $599, at China Furniture & Arts, 35 S. Cass Ave., Westmont.|
|Natural steel Architecture bed, $899, and espresso lacquer finished Shinto bench, $499, at Room & Board, 55 E. Ohio St.|
|Oly Studios dark brown carved Willa bed with cane headboard, $4,170, and faux zebra Oliver ottoman, $1,995, at Jayson Home & Garden, 1885 N. Clybourn Ave.|