By Lacey N. Howard
September 27, 2005
Jean Allsopp

The second-floor bedroom suites offer different designs but equallycomfortable accommodations for visiting friends and family. In one,a bold color scheme catches the eye. "This room doesn't have ascommanding a view as the waterfront bedrooms," says Susan. "So thisis the space where you want contrast and pattern." A green-and-bluecoastal landscape brings seaside color into the space but echoesthe wall color with hints of coral. Geometric black-and-whitefabric covers the queen-size bed. On each side, three-drawer,burnished leather chests trimmed in antique brass nailheads supportcontemporary glass bubble lamps with rust-red shades. "The blackand white against the coral makes the room a little more lively,"Susan says.

Across the hall, muted botanical prints complement apencil-post, four-poster, king-size bed. At its end, a demure chairwith a rolling back and arms pairs with an ottoman and floor lampto create cozy seating near French doors and a covered porch. Anadjoining bath features an oak vanity with bamboo detailing. "Thissuite has a ladylike, English feel," Debbie says. "The furniturelooks antique, and the room comes across as something from aB&B." The porch's vantage point tempts even sleepyheads to wakefor sunrise viewings.

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