Nautical by Nature
Sure it's a place to sleep, but the bedroom also offers one of the best chances to make your mark design-wise. "You want a space that's classic but can evolve. That's where special details come into play," says Suzanne Kasler, who designed the room shown here. To convey a laid-back vibe, Kasler chose warm wood-channel siding made from utility-grade pine. The rustic backdrop contrasts nicely with luxurious accents, such as designer wool throws and a handmade patchwork kilim that deliver playful doses of color and texture. Handsome, sturdy furniture and vintage-style light fixtures complete the space. Here are ways to create a similar setup at your house.