2007 Idea House: Captain's Quarters

With broad porches and generous windows, our Idea House in River Dunes, North Carolina demonstrates the timeless beauty of traditional design.

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2007 | River Dunes | Oriental, NC | Master Bedroom | Designer: Tammy Connor
Photo: Jean Allsopp

Restful Retreat

To add height and maximize harbor views in the master suite, Tammy hung sheer fabric panels on drapery rods attached just below the ceiling molding. Then she repeated the celery-and-celadon-stripe materal on the four-post, iron bed. The cotton rug, linen bedding, and ultrasoft fabric on two slipper chairs enhance the bedroom's luxurious feel.

Fabric: Robert Allen; Furniture: Thomasville


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