Modern Master Suite
When coming up with his design scheme for the 670-square-foot master suite interior, decorator Frank Roop says he played off of the room's beautiful architecture: a 15-foot cathedral ceiling; corner windows; and a full-height, dormered bump-out. Besides taking advantage of the tremendous backyard views, Roop experimented with color, using crisp, cool shades with punches of saturated hues. "I want to evoke the feeling of summertime in the Mediterranean," he says. Toward that end, he covered the walls in a pale blue-gray paper with a shimmery finish that was hand cut into squares and applied in a grid pattern to approximate the look of stone. The sleeping area includes a four-poster bed wrapped in suede with nail-head detailing on all its surfaces. On either side of the bed are simple, cube-shaped walnut nightstands, each with 1940s silver mercury-glass lamps topped with square periwinkle shades. A citrus-yellow bench sits at the foot of the bed.

The suite's seating area is furnished with a chocolate brown, two-way chaise longue with olive flannel cushions; a pale lavender club chair, and a TV cabinet veneered in abalone shell. The Brazilian cherry floor is covered with a 13-by-8-foot chartreuse pony-skin rug. The drapery panels are two shades of brown linen cut and stitched together with a silk kelly-green hem. A navy blue, fabric-covered pendant hangs over the seating area. "I try and customize everything I do," says Roop. "Nothing looks ready-to-wear; everything's couture."

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