It's a toss-up whether designer Matthew Bees likes global style or soulful old Southern houses best. But one thing is certain: His curiously contradictory passions make for strong, spirited decorating.
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In the bedrooms, Mathew layers headboards, pillows, duvet covers, curtains, and shades with different printed textiles that look as if they were carried home from several continents—all set against a backdrop of antique wooden beds, chests, and trunks. "Taking propriety and pairing it with Bohemianism just flows naturally for me," he says.
Matthew layered a mix of printed pillows against a tall, patterned headboard to create a bold look.