A neutral palette doesn’t have to be boring. Designer Alykhan Velji shows us how.

WL1114.TradeSecrets2Calgarian Alykhan Velji designed this bedroom in a soothing palette of greys and pale lilac, but a riot of texture keeps the space dynamic. The linen headboard (and its nailhead detail), velour pillows and silk coverlet all provide visual interest, and the hit of reflection—on the side table and mirror–adds some sparkle.