Ries describes the master bedroom as a room that is very important to her as a place of respite, even though you may only be in it for a short time. The room is a contrast in textures. A huge fireplace, likely part of an old kitchen, almost fills one wall, and the room is dominated by exposed stone. The layout left only one wall where it made sense to place the king-sized bed. In contrast, Ries put down a warming, wall-to-wall rug and used a headboard upholstered in paisley matelasse, soft materials that offset beautifully against the natural stone. Even with the addition of a chair and an antique writing table, a precious piece Ries wanted to incorporate, there’s ample space to move comfortably in the bedroom. The gray walls are a perfect backdrop to a collection of antique purses hung in tonal shadow boxes.