Decorating can sometimes feel like a task—especially when you have a house to fill and furniture that your family needs. But when the process comes from a desire to want to treat yourself, that’s when it really gets fun. Interior designer Frances Merrill of Reath Design was recently hired by a client in L.A.’s leafy Windsor Square neighborhood who found herself in that very position. “My client had lived in the house for 13 years, and as her children were getting older, she found that she actually had some time to herself,” Merrill says. “She wanted to make her bedroom a place where she could spend time and carve out a space for herself, to read a book or just relax.” Scroll to see photos of the space.
1712 North Crescent Heights by Dennis Hopper ($190)
California Design, 1930-1965 by Wendy Kaplan ($41)