A client I had worked with before called me to help redo her bedroom. It was an old house and the walls were stucco, not in good condition. The first suggestion was to cover the existing walls with sheetrock to improve and update the room. What a difference that alone made.

Then we started looking for furniture. I felt that the bed should be the focus of the room. It was the largest piece of furniture she would buy and choosing the linens to make it stand out would be an essential part of decorating the room. After talking about the style and atmosphere the client wanted, we chose a simple modern queen size bed with gray upholstered headboard and frame. The headboard had a soft curve along the top with silver nail heads. That determined the color scheme of the room. It would be gray and white with some accent color to be determined later.

Next came the buying of a night table and dresser. We chose a simple modern set in a white finish to compliment the bed. It also had silver handles to match the nail heads. When the dresser was delivered it was too large to get up the stairs. Luckily that dresser came in another shorter size and we ordered 2 so that the client would have enough drawer space. We placed them side by side and it looks perfect. We also ordered a mirror to be hung above the dressers.

Gray and white bedroom

Horizontal mirror and white dressers

I then chose the color for painting, a soft warm gray Benjamin Moore 1550 Cumulous Cloud. I also chose a white that we used on all the woodwork, OC-37 Glacier White which blended perfectly with the furniture.

Family Photos

Family photo arrangements

We decided to keep the bedding simple by using white sheets, duvet and shams with a dark gray blanket for contrast. We found a wonderful armchair and ottoman in a deep purple velvet that the client fell in love with. That determined our accent color. It was fun looking for throw pillows for the bed and one was a funky furry light purple.The finishing touches were a wall arrangement of family photos behind the chair and a fun gray shag area rug under the chair.

The room is inviting, simple, and comfy. The client feels she has a great room to escape to, her own oasis.