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Designer's Notes:
In this award-winning bedroom (featured in the new Chicago home book), I wanted to create a sexy romantic retreat. Inspired by my parent's courtship and marriage, I filled the room with their photos along with dozens of red roses.

A wonderful 1920ís perfume bottle (seen on the dressing table) began the design process. I added a 40's chandelier, yards and yards of silk and custom designed the dressing table including the etched mirror which mimicked the hearts and flowers pattern on the cornices.

This juxtaposition of the sleek contemporary pieces with the vintage accents is why I named this room "Opposites Attract!"

(Show House Story) It is 1928. I've just returned from a long day at work and am looking forward to the oasis in my life, my home. I enter the foyer and hear Rudy Vally's "My Time Is Your Time" playing on the victrola. I begin to ascend the stairs to look for my one and only. My senses heighten as I enter my retreat, the Master Bedroom. the soothing restful pale aqua walls with matching silk drapery sprinkled with Swvorski crystal are reminiscent of beautiful ocean colors. the bed, done in sensuous velvet beckons. I hang my jacket, stroll to the sun porch and pour myself an icy martini. After sinking into my favorite chair to enjoy my preprandial libation, I gaze over to the sunroom dining table. there it is dinner for two. Suddenly, she enters the suite, walks over to the dressing table to freshen her make-up and dabs some perfume behind her ears. As she enters the sun porch, all I can think of is we're in for an interesting evening!