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Three Beautiful Bedrooms: Minimalist, Spacious and Asian Decor

Want to give your bedroom a makeover? These beautiful bedrooms will inspire you.

This intricately detailed bamboo chaise perfectly ties into the room’s theme. Another plus: Bamboo is a rapidly renewable resource.
Richard and Jennifer Lennon have a sizable collection of Asian art. Above their bed is an 1850s shop sign imported from Hong Kong. “We have no idea what it says,” Jennifer says. “Hopefully it isn’t a sign for a funeral parlor!”
Photography y Susan Sully
When she purchased a new dining set, Jennifer remade the chairs from the old set by covering them with Lulan silk fabric and creating a cozy seating area in her bedroom. The table was created by Steven Hensel, a Seattle artisan who works with reclaimed metal scraps.
A small teak chest and a painting by British Columbia artist Gloria Massé decorate the hallway that leads from the bedroom to the living room. Down the hall is a new pine console topped with antique boxes that Ann purchased on a trip to Teragren’s manufacturing plant in China.
A down comforter and decorative pillows top the Knights’ cozy bed, the centerpiece of their private retreat. “It’s my sanctuary,” Ann says. “I can close the door and read or sleep, and no one will bother me.”
In Allison O’Neall and Scott Allen’s expanded bedroom suite, the new sitting area is under vaulted ceilings while the bed remains in the room’s original footprint. “I like the cozy sense of sleeping under the lower ceiling,” Allison says.
Photographs by Povy Kendal Atchison
Airy cotton gauze curtains frame the magnificent view of Puget Sound from Ann and David Knight’s recently remodeled bedroom. The room’s eastern exposure floods the space with morning light.
Photographs by Michael Shopenn
A small alcove in the reading nook holds personal mementoes. The organza purse is from Holly in Hanoi, a socially responsible Vietnamese co-op (
A lifelong seamstress, Allison loves fabrics. She layered her bed in shades of purple with a mix of purchased linens and handmade pillows, including a sham made from a tea towel and a bolster she crafted from a skirt. The vibrant, embroidered silk curtains are Indian imports.

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