Simple Elegance

“The room was like a small puzzle. Every piece had to be exactly placed for the complete picture,” says interior designer Jim Laney. Because of its small size and odd shape, the challenge for this bedroom was merging function and comfort to produce a bedroom with a simple, timeless elegance. To achieve this, a wall of glass serves to bring the outside in and deceptively expand the visual volume. A custom queen-size bed fits perfectly with the room’s scale and shape. Bleached ash, colored lacquer, brushed stainless steel, and leather combine to bring out the unique features of the bed, bedside tables, and a tall TV cabinet. To complete the room, a MR Chaise, designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1927, is upholstered in silk sateen and comfortably placed in the room’s corner. A small heirloom Italian landscape is the only artwork in the room, and is hung off-center and low over the bedside shelf.


Interior Design: Jim Laney, ASID NCIDQ, Curtis Laney & Laney, The Design
Company, Inc.

Architect: Gregg Simms AIA

Photography: Med Dement