Maureen Newton of Leesburg knows her 21-year-old son, Andrew, has outgrown his childhood room. Maureen wants a more adult, urban look, with a new bed and floor space so she can practice yoga while he is away at college. (Leah L. Jones/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)
THE CHALLENGE

Maureen Newton of Leesburg knows her 21-year-old son, Andrew, has outgrown his childhood room. Maureen wants a more adult, urban look, with a new bed and floor space so she can practice yoga while he is away at college.

THE SOLUTION

Designers Shazalynn Cavin-Winfrey and Jena Zlock dress up the room with art, while keeping Newton’s preference for gray paint and red accentss and replace the twin bed with one more appropriately sized for a 6-foot-2 man.

Cavin-Winfrey and Zlock, of SCW Interiors (703-549-2449, www.scwinteriors.com), are based in Alexandria.

A new full-size platform bed offers additional storage, freeing up floor space for yoga.

Multiple pillows, including one with a pop of red, give the bed a casual daybed feel.

Maureen Newton of Leesburg. (Leah L. Jones/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)

Create a simple grid pattern with tape trim over warm gray walls. Try Benjamin Moore’s Silver Fox.

For a sophisticated and masculine feel, add nailheads to the tape trim.

An etagere with exposed shelves lets Newton’s son display mementos from his childhood.

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SHOPPING GUIDE

Bedding: Storage bed frame in white ($1,199 for full, www.westelm.com); Petite Trellis box spring cover in White Matelasse ($234), Ibiza French Blue pillow ($88) and Fresh American pillow in Mingled Navy ($58), all from www.pineconehill.com; Arden Mist pillow ($100) and Fiore Dove pillow ($159 for 18-inch pillow), both from www.dwellstudio.com; Roti round pillow ($140, www.burkedecor.com).

Accessories: Polo etagere in white ($2,249, www.shop.scwinteriors.com); Hannah border tape in Canvas ($34 per yard, www.samuelandsons.com);

15 / 16-inch upholstery nails ($56 for 250) and 7 / 16-inch upholstery nails ($24 for 1,000), both in Black Pearl finish, from

www.diyupholsterysupply.com ; Normandy large smooth ring pull in pewter ($7.40, www.myknobs.com ); Seahorse Mandala print ($103 for 20-by-20-inch print, www.fineartamerica.com ) ; Waterfall woven wood shades (prices vary, www.theshadestore.com ).

SPLURGE . . .

Jarrod large pendant ($1,416, www.laylagrayce.com).

Meditation Moment print ($4,950, www.naturalcuriosities.com)

. . . OR SAVE

Bleached wood dome chandelier ($750, www.shadesoflight.com).

Seahorse Mandala print ($103 for 20-by-20-inch print, www.fineartamerica.com).

See past room makeovers by local designers at washingtonpost.com/housecalls .

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