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Stephanie Rossi of Spazio Rosso Interior Design helped a young couple transform the master bedroom in their Back Bay town house condo into a peaceful retreat. Starting from scratch, Rossi pulled together a color scheme that's equal parts feminine and masculine — a light gray base, accented with hints of hushed silver, gold, and purple. "The room is very peaceful," says Rossi. "The wife loves lavender, but we added grays so her husband would feel comfortable, too."

1 | The drapery — silvery metallic linen with embroidered gold, black, and purple trim — was the starting point for the mood and color palette. It's hung on a ceiling track so that it follows the curve of the wall and makes the windows seem both taller and wider.


2 | The windows are covered with sheer panels that Rossi bought off the shelf, rehemmed, and attached using inexpensive tension rods.

The clients are Indian, so we tried to pull in subtle nods to their culture,” says Rossi.
The clients are Indian, so we tried to pull in subtle nods to their culture,” says Rossi.Sean Litchfield

3 | A brass lantern by Vaughan from Webster & Co. is the room's focal point. "It casts beautiful shadows on the ceiling when it's lit," says Rossi.

4 | Rossi wanted wallpaper with a large pattern to match the scale of the room. The silver trellis design echoes the metallic hue in the drapes, while the ground color picks up tones from the rug.

5 | Above the bed are two deer skulls that Rossi spray painted in gold, inspired by the cover of the book Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.

6 | Newton-based Partners in Design custom made the king-size bed, its gently curved headboard based on a design the clients had once seen. Rossi chose the lush lavender mohair fabric and burnished-brass nailhead details.

7 | The long wall is able to accommodate a pair of small dressers as nightstands, complete with tall mirrors that reflect light from the bay windows.


8 | Charlene Todd of Window Treats in Framingham custom made the embroidered paisley European shams on the bed, as well as the drapery.

9 | Rossi shopped off-price stores for some pieces. The Pratesi duvet cover and king shams were a "huge find" at HomeGoods.

10 | The clients have a study with a desk; they wanted a settee where they could read to their daughters. It was purchased from Crate & Barrel, then custom upholstered in pale linen with a wide central stripe of dark purple wool.

11 | To break up the dark cerused oak of the Bungalow 5 dresser tops, Rossi added Capiz shell trays, echoing the white of the lacquered drawer fronts.