THE ULTIMATE CANOPY
A canopy encloses not only the bed but the entire room, in a master bedroom designed by Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz. “By using fabric to soften the room and create this space, you forget that you are in a small room and it makes you feel as if you are in a huge bed,” says Noriega-Ortiz. The use of blue behind white makes the colour feel soft and inviting.
“A sexy bedroom has lots of luxury bedding,” says designer Cathy Hobbs. One of her favorites: 600-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets by E. Braun & Co., shown in the “Palladio” style.
Designer Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz placed a large bed next to a 14-foot-high rose-tinted mirror for the Mondrian Scottsdale, a luxury hotel in Arizona. “The reflection makes you look amazing because after all, everything looks better when you look at it through ‘rose color glasses,’” says Noriega-Ortiz.
LINEN’S LOVELY TOUCH
“It’s very sexy sleeping on linen,” says designer Robert Verdi, who suggests 100% linen sheets bySferra Fine Linens. The Italian sheets become softer with each washing. Says Verdi: “It’s like sleeping in your favorite linen shirt.”
To make the bed feel sensual and mysterious, designer Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz enclosed it in a layer of transparent fabric. The mattress has a thick feather pillow on top that helps create the illusion of being on “cloud nine.” By keeping the bed off the floor, the designer reinforced the idea of floating.
DESIGNER SECRETS TO A SEXY BEDROOM
A mirrored sconce adds a little bit of sparkle,” says designer Eric Cohler, who designed the Tyler Sconce, made by Visual Comfort. “Go for a little glamour in the bedroom.” For a soft glow, use a pink bulb.
A COMFORTER FOR TWO
Designer Rebecca Cole, a member of the Select Comfort Advisory Board, loves this half-heavy, half-lightweight comforter because it allows two people to snuggle under one comforter even if the two have very different preferences. “A bedroom is where we share,” says Cole. The Dual Warmth Comforter by Select Comfort is filled with European White Goose down, in an all-cotton damask cover.