Even major design talents like DwellStudio founder Christine Lemieux can learn a lot from an architect's expert advice.

In the bedroom, wood windowsills cut from leftover flooring soften the brick walls.

For information on the architects at Meyer Davis Studio Inc., go to meyerdavis.com.

DUVET DwellStudio "Talon" $275/king set (including shams), and SHEETS "Draper Stripe Ash" $286/king set, designpublic.com SHADES 50" × 96" flat roman $668 each, theshadestore.com