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A Room of Her Own

When Annie moved into her current home, she couldn’t stand to part with a few items from her previous house, including the hand-painted de Gournay scenic wallpaper of a weeping willow that she’d lovingly installed on an entire wall. So she salvaged a portion of it and had it mounted to form a triptych, which she then used as a launch pad for the design of her brand-new—and quintessentially Refined Romantic—bedroom.

Sticking to the silvery forest-nymph palette of the panels, Annie chose a complementary pale blue for the walls, and echoed the oyster of the trunk in the velvet curtains, carpet, lampshades, bed skirt, vase, and stately tufted headboard. She picked up the silver leaf of the wallpaper’s background in the uber-glam crystal chandelier and the flocked chair, and added dashes of leaf green with the lamps, the diminutive landscape painting on the wall, and, of course, the fresh flowers.

As for the bedcovers, Annie went the no-fluff route and combined snowy white sheets, a duvet with ribbon detail, and a textured matelassé. She topped it off with custom botanical-border shams and powdery blue appliquéd decorative pillows that echo the walls. The overall effect is elegant and calming with just a touch of feminine embellishment, yet with enough simple lines and sharp angles to please the most modern sensibilities.

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