These bedrooms from the issue of Lonny are mostly furnished by professional decorators, so they boast a certain polish, but they each contain inspiration and ideas that could easily be applied on your own. I'm particularly interested in how designers balance different qualities in a room: symmetry balanced with playfulness; dark walls balanced with light and air; all white balanced with warmth and coziness. I also find these bedrooms find a good mix of textures, each incorporating something shiny, like a metallic lamp or a mirror wall, and something tactile, like a grasscloth wallcovering or a faux-fur blanket.
1 Bedroom in Jennifer Bandier's Upper East Side home, designed with help from Felipe Pereira and Austyn Zung, photography by Patrick Cline, pp. 112-133
2 California home designed by Jennifer Dyer, photography by Patrick Cline, pp. 172-193
3 Interior design by Christina Murphy and Meg Gabriele in a New York apartment, photo by Patrick Cline, pp. 158-171
4 Colleen Locke's Cape Cod home, photos by Patrick Cline, pp. 136-157
5 Dana Devito's West Village apartment, decorated by Dan Pafford, pp. 194-203
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Images: Patrick Cline/Lonny