Interior design above, Tom Scheerer, as seen in Elle Decor.
I suspect Tom Scheerer has few clients who sew their own curtains or silver-leaf a king-size four-poster bed, but that's what Melissa Sellars did, according to Elle Decor. Her ethereal bedroom really proves that, with a sophisticated eye and restraint, a little D.I.Y. can yield supremely elegant results.
Apart from the D.I.Y. aspect, I think this room is intriguing because elements usually associated with American Country style -- the Shaker-style bed, the tall secretary -- were given a glamorous makeover, then paired with a few modern pieces, and it all works.
Shown above is Sellars in her Brooklyn townhouse, with her son and his friend. A reader is trying to locate the small open woven piece under the side table (behind the boy with guitar). I no longer have the whole issue -- only these tear sheets from Elle Decor. It was a holiday issue from, I think, six or seven years ago. Does anyone know more?
A very kind reader, Katherine, sent me this message regarding the past holiday Elle Decor issue, "I have it!! It's the Dec./Jan. 2001 issue. I saved it specifically for this article! ... It appears to be a stool as it is closed on top. Unfortunately, it is not credited in the article or resources."