Katherine’s Bedroom, After
Velvet X-benches look glamorous but are surprisingly kid-friendly. Sturdy, low, and tip-resistant, they make excellent TV-watching perches.
A cheery ikat print on a cotton-and-linen bed skirt and pillow brings the wall color into the center of the room without overtaking the bed.
To buy: China Seas No. 2435-35, quadrillefabrics.com.
Neutral-toned furniture in classic silhouettes adds some sophistication and keeps the room from veering into fun-house territory. The white bedding works the same way.
To buy: Marlin quilt by Lulu DK Matouk, $495, Matouk, 508-997-3444.
A celery green rug layered on top of a cushy sisal provides a splash of contrast to the coral elements, increasing the energy of the space.
To buy: Celery Carlene carpet by Madeline Weinrib, $1,450, ABC Carpet, 212-473-3000; Madagascar rug, $2,150, meridameridian.com for stores.
Family photos in a grid function as personalized but polished art. Ayres and Katherine selected favorite images, zoomed in on details, and blew them up.
To buy: Gallery frames, $20 each, potterybarn.com.
Ambient lighting (wall sconces, plus a desk lamp and a floor lamp, neither pictured) makes the room more intimate and moody at night, when sunlight isn’t flowing in through the dormer windows.
To buy: Architect’s swing-arm lamps, $210 each, circalighting.com.