Cozy Glam

TV personality Cy Winship bridges the gap between comfort and glamour.

    Mark and Rebecca Sorenson's bedroom gets a makeover from local designer and national TV personality Cy Winship.
    Winship built the bench at the end of the bed and covered it in chartreuse vinyl—all the seating is intended to be low-maintenance and kid-friendly
    Overhead, the of-the-moment Bling chandelier by Robert Abbey adds bubbly glamour, while reading and accent lamps lend function
    A once-mahogany bed frome was totally transformed with paint and a metallic powder glaze.
    Winship found the piece above the desk by local artist Jennifer Nelson, and the owner framed botanicals to play off the paper.
  • Away from the sleeping area, Winship turned to IKEA for a simple, affordable, Art Deco look.
    These classic round mirrors reminded Winship of a 1930s Art Deco ship. Grundtal mirror ($29.99) from IKEA, Bloomington, 952-858-8088,
    Three simple white dressers did the trick here with holes drilled in to pop on shiny square IKEA hardware. MALM three-drawer chest ($69.99) from IKEA
    Cole & Son Lily paper in gray was the instant inspiration for the room. Roll ($178) from Cy Winship Design, 316 W. 38th St., Mpls., 612-379-4070,

While waiting for a table at the Grand Café in Minneapolis, Mark and Rebecca Sorenson stumbled upon the studio of local designer and national TV personality Cy Winship, who happened to be inside and, as always, armed with an array of striking wallpaper. Mark honed in on a contemporary gray pattern, both shocking and pleasing his wife, who was due in six weeks with their third baby and desperate to transform their ’90s-style bedroom into a postpartum safe haven. Up for the challenge, Winship designed everything around the paper, pulling together a “cozy glam” look—fast. Keeping a palette of gray and yellow, they used zero-VOC paints on the two non-paper walls and on the bed frame, which Winship completely made over with Barry Dixon fabric. Smoky accents came via inexpensive silver-gray carpeting, a soft West Elm daybed, and mirrored end tables from Bella Galleria. For the bright row of windows and sliding doors, Winship added a seamless row of sheer, rippling white curtains. “So much of how a room feels is about the light,” he says. “It softens and filters the light, but you’re not prepared for the emotional quality—here it’s so restful and soothing.”