Create a retreat with both masculine and feminine design elements.
A chocolate herringbone-patterned bedspread and taupe and toile pillows make this traditional bedroom appealing. "The gender-neutral decor is inviting and comfortable for my husband. It still has a softness but isn't overly feminine," says interior designer Sloan Mauran. South-facing windows bathe the room in sunlight, and elegant ivory silk taffeta curtains flank each side of them. Gold studs on the tufted bench add drama.
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