Designer trick: install drapes that blend with the wall colour to create a cozy hideaway.

On a sunny day, floor-to-ceiling windows let the sunlight stream into this Calgary bedroom. “It feels like there’s no wall at all, like you’re part of the outdoors,” explains designer Doris Martin of Davignon Martin. But on a cold winter night, heavy dark-grey drapes pull shut and blend right in with the walls to create a refuge from the world. “When you close them, you feel protected, like you’re in your own shell. It’s wonderful and cozy—you flick the fireplace on and it’s a great place to be.”

Davignon Martin Bedroom