(The Washington Post)

Paloma Contreras, an interior decorator and design blogger, is redesigning the master bedroom of her Houston home, a process she says is crucial because of a bedroom’s restorative nature.

“More than any other room, one’s bedroom is one’s sanctuary,” Contreras said via email. “As such, it should reflect your style and feel like a respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.”

We asked her to pick a collection of bedroom pieces that mix well together and provide that valuable sense of tranquility. Her selections “can lean modern or traditional” and “exude a timeless sense of style,” she added.


(Serena & Lily; The Mine)

SPLURGE: Pondicherry bed with natural brass nailhead finish, dark walnut legs and Belgian linen in Oyster, king (serenaandlily.com), left. SAVE: Skyline Furniture high-arch nail button bed in white velvet, king (themine.com)


(Matouk; Ballard Designs)

SPLURGE: Matouk Mirasol scalloped king duvet cover and king shams in champagne (matouk.com), left. SAVE: Ballard Designs Emma scalloped king duvet cover and king shams (ballarddesigns.com)


(RH Baby & Child; Jennifer Taylor Home)

SPLURGE: Paloma open nightstand (rhbabyandchild.com), left. SAVE: Jennifer Taylor Jason nailhead side table (jennifertaylor home.com)


(Circa Lighting; Amazon)

SPLURGE: Metal banded table lamp (circalighting.com), left. SAVE: Safavieh Lighting Collection Euginia sphere table lamp in gold, set of two (amazon.com)


(High Fashion Home; CB2)

SPLURGE: Bergen chair (highfashionhome.com), left. SAVE: Cue chair with brass legs (cb2.com)


(Interior decorator and design blogger Paloma Contreras)