I love this bedroom by designer Matthew Patrick Smyth. It was featured on the cover of Elle Decor’s December 2005 issue and for good reason…the room and everything about it is absolutely stunning.  I love the refined mix of prints and styles from all over the world. The headboard is made from pieces of the facade of an 18th century Moghul* home. The chandelier is European. The fabrics used on the pillows are from India and bring to mind the Les Indiennes fabrics that I blogged about yesterday. The rug and the suzani provide the perfect pops of color and the Moroccan bench, tables and trunks all add to this well polished room which defines global chic! Photo by Simon Upton.

*For more context on Moghul architecture read this article.


  1. This room is so sumptuous – what a marvelous treat. That amazing headboard is such a powerful presence, but it’s not overwhelming somehow. The chandelier and pretty fabrics/colors/patterns pull it all together. Thanks so much for this and yesterday’s beautiful, informative posts!

  2. i loved this cover SO MUCH that i think i still have that issue… the whole house was amazing!! thanks for reminding me of it! i’m in love with this style all over again right now.

  3. Geesh this bedroom is amazing! I love all of the differing textures and how in the world did they manage to pull all those different styles together..? A superb job- thanks for the ideas.

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