Photo: Michel Arnaud
Create a Not-so-Dainty Canopy
Sometimes, an entire room can be designed around a single piece of fabric. If the patterns are bold, like this reversible plaid/floral number, balance them out with soft, similar colors, recommends David Simmons, who designed this master suite in Oprah's Santa Barbara guest house with partner Andre Walker. "That's why we upholstered the walls in a frosty orchid shade," Simmons says.