This client wanted a feminine retreat that drew on nostalgia for her New Orleans roots. As a former fashion designer, I am often inspired by my clients’ own natural coloring. In this suite, I combined furniture and fabrics in a delicate alabaster and gold glow, a personalized expression that surrounds her in a nurturing cocoon. A simple remodel combined two areas into one larger bedroom with a spectacular view of San Jose’s Silicon Valley. The master bath, which picks up the silvered goldfinch wallpaper, is designed to reflect, sparkle and pamper.