before & after: amy’s bedroom makeover w/ nightwood


On what must have been the hottest day during one of the hottest NYC summers ever, my industrial pipe bed broke. (That statement makes me feel a little self-conscious and I’m compelled to note here that it didn’t break in a dramatic fashion; the pipes started to sag after six years and in my attempt to fix it with a hex key, I made everything worse — much, much worse.) So I was sleeping on a mattress on the floor when I met Nadia Yaron and Myriah Scruggs from Nightwood and since I made the first bed myself, I decided to turn the new one over to the pros. Redoing a big piece in a room like a bed or a sofa can result in a bit of a domino effect. No sooner did the new bed arrive than everything else seemed to look a little shabby by comparison, so we made a few room updates and the lovely Elena Parker filmed the whole process. (A big thanks to Sonny & the Sunsets for the music!) For those of you at work, I’ve detailed some of what we did in photographs below! — Amy A.

Note: If you’re in NYC, you should definitely check out the Nightwood pop-up shop and meet Myriah and Nadia! (And don’t miss Myriah and Nadia’s sneak peek!)




Image above: Flowers by Amy Merrick; photograph by Samantha Contis; chair by Nightwood; boucherouite rug from Kea Carpets and Kilims

CLICK HERE for more of Amy’s bedroom makeover and see the other bedding options!


Image above: Flowers by Amy Merrick; photograph by Samantha Contis


Image above: Cotton Herringbone Blanket from Brahm’s Mount and Organic Cotton Frayed-Edge Sheet Set from West Elm


Image above: Chair by Nightwood; boucherouite rug from Kea Carpets and Kilims

Nadia and I had an email thread about bedding that was embarrassingly long. (Embarrassing on my end – I dithered on every decision and Nadia was amazingly patient!). Here are just a few of my favorites that didn’t make the cut, but I still love them!

1. Ticking Stripe Euro Sham $24; 2. Matteo Fill Matelasse Coverlet $225; 3. Loft Matelassé $89 -$129; 4. Diamond Matelasse Bedding $89.50; 5. Caspian Silk Running Stitched Coverlet $490; 6. Slate/Bay Blue Cabin Quilt $180 – $220

  1. amya says:

    hi jm – the sheets are in natural. the small throw on the end of the bed is vintage and the blanket is indeed natural/camel – the little pillow is from nightwood. http://www.nightwoodny.com/html_pages/gallery_pages/pillows_html/pil_zodiac.html

  2. Dawn says:

    I apologize if you already mentioned it but what is the paint color in this bedroom?

  3. Love the wall mounted mini chandi! perfect application!

  4. Ariel Ohara says:

    beautiful bedroom! your work is beautiful and serene.

  5. dondies says:

    love this room and the canopy. can you tell me how the rope is attached at the ceiling?

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