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Designer: James Goodman Photographer: Dan Forer

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omfort in a sensuous bedroom is not limited to the thread count of your sheets or the quality of your mattress, according to James Goodman. Think seeing as well as feeling. “It has to be relaxing,” Goodman says. “It should have visual comfort. When you're in bed you should have something to look at in case the two of you aren’t talking. If you look at a blank ceiling, how dull is that?” Ceilings in his clients’ beachfront condo in Boca Raton are the antithesis of dull. The tray ceiling has coffered detail painted blue in the bedroom and white in the adjacent dressing area. Both are accented with up lighting in the cove molding. Goodman faced a challenge because it was an older condo with only an 8-foot-3-inch ceiling. The solution was SpacePak, a small-duct, high-velocity central air-conditioning system that could fit in the seven-inch soffit. No air-conditioning vents are visible; all returns are hidden in the drapery pockets. The clients, a mature married couple with grandchildren, were looking for a traditional style.

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Goodman gave them an eclectic mix of traditional, such as the Regency-style desk from Thomasville’s Ernest Hemingway Collection; and a tropical style stacking chest from Lane Venture’s Excursions Collection. “These pieces are relatively inexpensive,” he says. “Any designer knows how to spend a lot of money. I don’t buy things according to the name. I select on what it costs and what it looks like. I spend a lot of time in consignment galleries and buy a lot of my accessories there.” The walls are covered in grass cloth, which has made a comeback from its heyday in the 1970s. The floors are hand-scraped wood with Berber area rugs to define the spaces. Draperies are simple cotton with a mattress-ticking stripe. “I like to look at the interaction of a couple in the bedroom,” Goodman says. “We are making a set for your life and who you are.”

Designer James Goodman defined areas of the room with Berber rugs and mixed styles such as the Regency desk and the tropical stacking chest in a Boca Raton condo.

Canthus, 850 SW 19th Ave., Boca Raton, 561-750-7772, www.canthusinc.com.

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