A handsome four-poster bed is the focal point of the master suite of Southern Living's Athens Idea House. Plaid silk bedding and silk drapes add luxurious softness to the dark furnishings. The blue walls and warm vanilla armchairs repeat the colors found in the home's main gathering areas.
This master bedroom from Sunset features muted colors -- a mix of ecru and wheat -- punctuated by simple furnishings. Designers combined old and new design elements, such as a traditional four-poster bed set against a wall covered in a contemporary checkerboard of grasscloth wallpaper. The bedding and carpeting continue the grid pattern.