Step inside our 2016 Idea House in Birmingham, Alabama. Designer Ashley Gilbreath tackled clipped ceilings in the home's upstairs bedroom head-on: She created two separate nooks along the slanted walls with elegant curtains. "If you can't recognize the architecture, you can't pull off good design," she says. Her room was inspired by a 1976 issue of Southern Living, taking cues from the built-in cabinetry and mustard yellow hues.

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