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