In Washington, D.C., designer Alessandra Branca turns tradition upside down, giving a 19th-century town house a bright outlook and a modern-day attitude.
While the living and family rooms have opposite tacks, the master bedroom has it all. Though it is decked in hushed hues -- soft, restful blues and pinks -- a closer look reveals a hot pink accent color and a clue to the predominant color in the adjacent sitting room.
The curtains stand out in a pretty "but not too froufrou" floral pattern, says Branca, "and celebrate the height of the room."
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