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"The Goodbye Blank Slate" Modern Bedroom Makeover

A real-life, before-and-after transformation.

Decorating a bedroom is a delicate enterprise. No space in the home is more personal, and if you share that bedroom with an opinionated spouse, it gets even trickier. Is it going to be masculine or feminine? Modern or traditional? And what about the color? (I may be the Editor of Southern Living, but I was not going to have pink walls.) So when my wife, Susan, and I embarked on this project, we had two simple goals: 1) Create a comfortable retreat and 2) stay married. See how we found our modern oasis.

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