For a worldly though friendly retreat, go dim with a paint color

September 22, 2016 - table lamp

(The Washington Post)

Karen Kanefield has been perplexing to figure out what to do with a 11-by-14-foot master bedroom of her Silver Spring home given she changed in 4 years ago, though she keeps doubt her ideas. She is drawn toward a thought of a gray room with blue and fuchsia accents and wants a modern, glam space designed around a mirrored dresser and chest she owns.

(Leah L. Jones/For The Washington Post)

Designer Nicole Lanteri uses dim colors and an upholstered headboard to give a space a sophisticated, cohesive look.

(Inerior Rendering by Rodney Co/3D Storm Studio/for The Washington Post)

To make a room feel stylish and cozy, go dim with a paint. Try Dior Gray by Benjamin Moore . Splurge on hardware for unresolved a drapes. It will rouse a feeling of a whole space. An area carpet with a vast settlement will anchor a space and wear well. A marble-top chrome side list complements a mirrored dresser though being overly matchy. A headboard that is a identical tone to a walls will make a room feel larger. A king-size duvet cover and insert will hang easily off a sides of a black bed for a some-more lush look.  Simple white linen fate give a room a healthy though worldly vibe.

Lanteri (703-909-8001, is formed in Arlington. (Courtesy of Nicole Lanteri; The Washington Post)

(Crate and Barrel; West Elm)

SPLURGE: Anice black hand-knotted Oriental carpet ($1,999 for 8-by-10-foot rug,, left. SAVE: Distressed arabesque nap carpet in steel ($999 for 8-by-10-foot rug,

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SPLURGE: Mondrian counterpart ($600 for 22-by-80-inch mirror,, left. SAVE: Infinity slight wall counterpart ($100 for 101/2 -by-54-inch mirror,

Furniture: Tate high upholstered headboard in colourless ($999 for queen,; intelligent marble-top C list ($149,

Accessories: Belgian flax linen duvet cover ($229 for king) and shams ($44 for standard) in white, both from; oversize fuchsia ikat velvet lumbar sham ($30,; Torsbo list flare ($50,; Emery linen/cotton 96-inch blind panels in white ($139 for singular breadth and string lining,; Estate prolongation rod in silver ($75 for 48-to-88-inch medium-diameter rod), set of dual Estate clear round finials in silver ($70 for medium), set of dual Estate rectangle finish brackets ($55 for medium), set of 7 Estate loop rings in silver ($45 for medium) and black marble bath tray ($125), all from; Savoy teal vase ($50,; “Happenstance” 30-by-30-inch art with classical white timber support ($300,

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