From Hectic to Heaven
A jangle of dated styles and fabrics and too much clutter
Before: A bedroom suffers from a jangle of dated styles and fabrics and too much clutter.

The problem: "Amy's room simply had too much information in it," says Suzanne Shaker, the stylist who helped O, The Oprah Magazine's editor in chief, Amy Gross, transform her bedroom into the sanctuary she craved. "Here is someone who is very much involved with current events and very well read and very interested in what's going on in the world, and her room was cluttered with books, magazines, a television and stereo, videos and CDs, clothes steamer, hair dryer and StairMaster."

Not to mention all the colors and patterns that were jammed in there as well, all clamoring for space and attention. "My headboard was this broken pediment thing from the eighties," says Amy. "And there had been a chintz period." Which meant the bed frame was covered in pink roses. The rug was dark blue. "I think Suzanne would have torn that rug up with her teeth if she had to," says Amy.