1. Man Cave
The master bedroom of this Mountain Brook home is a deep-chocolate, masculine cocoon. A car collector, the homeowner fell in love with the Ralph Lauren bed that resembles the interior of a vintage automobile. A framed photo of a racecar over the headboard reinforces the theme. Featured in “California Dream, ” Sept/Oct 2013.
2. Cozy Cabin
Wood paneling and a tribal print blanket add rustic charm to this vacation home located in the canyon community of Lonesome Valley. Featured in “Warm Welcome, ” Sept/Oct 2014. Photo by Jim Bathie
3. Go Green
To make this master bedroom serene and inviting, Annie Goldberg and Ginny Maguire of AG Designs kept the palette mainly neutral with pale walls, an ivory upholstered headboard and shades of gray in the rug and draperies. The calm colors let the bright emerald-green bedding grab the eye’s attention. Featured in “Modern Makeover, ” Jan/Feb 2015. Photo by Sarah Arrington
4. House of Blues
Jenny Garrison, of Thomas & Garrison Designs, brought in a variety of textures and pops of color to create an elegant, pared-down look in Marci Grant's master bedroom. Featured in “Sophisticated Elegance, ” Nov/Dec 2013. Photo by Beth Hontzas
One of the most beloved pieces in this Crestline home is the hand-carved Italian bed in the master bedroom. Dating back to the 1880s, the bed features the original owners’ wedding date carved into the wood. To offset the piece’s formal look, designer Jan Ware covered it with casual quilted bedding and flanked it with modern marble side tables. Featured in “Keep it Casual, ” July/Aug 2014.
6. Into the Blue
Gadsden residents Julie and David Chadwick turned to Libby Greene Interiors to tackle their Sandestin home. In the master bedroom, casual tones of blue and gray nicely complement more sophisticated elements such as the beaded chandelier. Featured in “Shape Up for Summer, ” March/April 2015.
7. Simple Elegance
Homeowners Barry and Dallas-Shea King worked with designer Angel Davis on the interior design scheme of their home in Lakeshore Estates. In the guest bedroom, they opted for more conservative options like a neutral palette with gray and yellow pattern accents. Featured in “Character Counts, ” May/June 2014.
8. Passport to Paris
Velvet drapes and an upholstered bed and settee give the master bedroom of this Crestline cottage a delicate French accent. Featured in “French Connection, ” May/June 2015.
9. Beachy Keen
In this luxurious master suite, designer Georgia Carlee layered soft linens and textures with a contemporary chaise longue, sisal rugs, antique doors and salvaged architectural fragments. Featured in “Beach Refinements, ” March/April 2014.
10. Pattern Play
Designer Virginia Volman created a custom headboard and platform for her master bedroom, eliminating the need for a footboard or bedskirt. Sconces hang above the bed, freeing up bedside table tops. Fun pattens in the rug, artwork, pillows and ottoman pop against white bedding. Featured in “Finder's Keepers, ” May/June 2015.
11. Eclectic Beauty
The French doors in this Auburn master bedroom replaced an old garage door—the former opening to an automotive shop. Draperies (painter’s dropcloth) are hung from a retrofitted gas line. The fabric conceals closets and an opening to the master bathroom. The wingchair is a $40 thrift shop find. Featured in “Industrial Evolution, ” Sept/Oct 2013.
12. Classic Chic
A beaded chandelier and mirrored bedside tables add to the sophisticated look of this elegant master bedroom, while the upholstered headboard creates a focal point. Featured in “20 Ways to Be Inspired, ” Nov/Dec 2014.
13. Pretty in Pink
For a punch of color, designer Virginia Volman likes to paint the ceilings an accent color. Bold patterned pillows and colorful art pop against the clean white bedding. Featured in “Finder's Keepers, ” May/June 2015.
14. Nice and Neutral
Built-in bookshelves and a rolling ladder add charm and character to this Mountain Brook home. Designer Liz Woods had the books on the shelves covered in handmade decorative papers to maintain the room’s neutral palette. Featured in “The Beauty of Simplicity, ” Nov/Dec 2013.
15. Comfy Cottage
A traditional four-poster bed and a flowing bedskirt emphasize classic style in this guest bedroom. Featured in “20 Ways to Be Inspired, ” Nov/Dec 2014.
Photography by Jean Allsopp