Midsummer Night’s Dream

A relaxing bedroom with creamy colors and charming accent pieces

    Yards of white sheer fabric create romance and intrigue. Gather a bouquet of fragrant long-stemmed white roses from your garden (or Bachman’s).
  • Chic Stripes:
    Stripes make any room feel like summer. Striped pillow ($29.50), from Lands’ End,
  • Lovely Linens:
    To sleep, perchance to dream in paisley. Fieldcrest luxury duvet and sham set ($99.99 for a queen), from Target,
  • Sweet Strings:
    Antique instruments add a note of elegance. 1920s violin ($125), from Spinario Design, 1300 NE 2nd St., Mpls., 612-396-1860, spinario
  • Musical Chairs:
    We love the detail on this 1940s French empire-style chair. Side chair ($350), also from Spinario Design
  • Pure Style:
    Abstract statues add height and interest to any vignette. Walnut figure ($375), also from Spinario Design
  • Sleek Steel:
    Arrange an armful of flowers or organize magazines. Planter ($299), from Room & Board, 7010 France Ave. S., Edina, 952-927-8835,

Project: A romantic Eden Prairie bedroom
Designer: Jay Bruns
Why We Love It: It’s easy, inviting, and as lovely as a Shakespearean sonnet


If music be the food of love, this breezy bedroom is the perfect setting for summer romance. Created by designer and musician Jay Bruns to evoke the feeling of a European music room, this serene space features a simple palette of coffee and cream, and a collection of antiques and found objects.

To get the look, clear your weekend calendar of chores. Put away your dark, heavy curtains in favor of white, gauzy sheers. Edit anything that doesn’t feel calm, quiet, and collected.

Let your bed float in the center of the room on a sisal rug, unencumbered by walls. Layer the bed with pale linens and settle yourself against a pile of summery striped pillows.

From your sleek new white iPad, order a bottle of Champagne, fresh raspberries, angel food cake, and whipped cream from Byerly’s. Put The Myth of Red, the very chill, very romantic CD by electronica soprano diva Sasha Lazard, on shuffle and play on!