The key to any bedroom is the bed, designer David Phoenix said. Make smart choices and buy quality pieces, and "they will stay with you for life." In the master bedroom, Phoenix used a period reproduction bed from Jasper in Los Angeles. He upholstered the walls in fabric originally slated for curtains. The wall-covering "is floral without being too girlie," Phoeinx said, and "it deadens sounds and adds a layer or softness to the room." Just don't try to upholster walls yourself, he said. Unless installed by a pro, it can look terrible.
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