Today, I thought I’d post photos of our guest room. Of course I still have a few things (I gave up on making pillows and am having them made and maybe I’ll add some more trim, if that’s possible!) to tweak but for the most part it’s done. I’m going to cover the guest room over the next couple of days because if I didn’t this post would be way too long so keep checking back this week. There’s alot of photos so stay with me!!
When we moved into our house last spring the basement was unfinished so I had a blank canvas to work with. I’m not sure why but blank canvases are harder for me then when I’m given a room that I have to solve problems like a funny ceiling or funky window. Does that make sense?
Bear with the photos, the room is small and it’s a bit hard to get a good photo but this was obviously taken after the drywall was up. What a mess that was, I think I’m still sweeping up dust!
Another photo of the drywall, the door leads to a decent size walk-in closet.
The walls have been painted and the floor has been put down. See the drywall dust? Underneath that dust was the best flooring decision I ever made for a basement!
Gotta install a chandelier in the guest room right? The beds were put in the room because I was anxious to see how I’d arrange the room. As I’ve mentioned many times before I don’t have a lot of patience!
Here is the room now!
The inspiration for the room were the butterfly prints above the bed. I wanted pops of color and splashes of gold. I also wanted to mix modern with traditional by using a fun rug and neutral bedding with trim that I attached. As I’ve mentioned above I’m having some pillows made and when they are done I’ll replace the off-white pillows that are there now. For now they’ll do. I also might apply some black trim to the lamp to make it pop a bit more. It sorta fades into the walls right now. (Another reason it’s a great idea to take photos of a finished room!)
This is a chair that I bought at a thrift store and recovered using some left over fabric that I used to make the window treatments.
Here is a photo of the east wall. The dresser used to be white and was used in my daughter’s room when she was a baby. (She’s 12!) I painted it black and added new knobs. The black table is a garage sale find and I keep lots of magazines there for guest to read when they come to visit.
A close up of the dresser, a red lamp with an ornament strung around it, an elephant found from a garage sale (I love elephants) and an alarm clock. I know most people use their phones now as an alarm clock but I still think it’s a good idea to have one for guest. The butterflies are from the Goodwill.
Another close up of the dresser.
You can see the window treatments in this photo. They’re pretty simple. Then of course there is my signature wood bamboo shades! I added read beads and shades to the chandelier. If you look close you’ll see inside the shades is lined in gold to play off of the gold frames in the butterfly prints.
The prints are from a botanical book my Granny Kaye gave me years ago. I simply bought some frames from Ikea and used a navy matting.
The room is a funny shape and it needed something on this wall but it was far too narrow for a dresser. The solution a shelf.
The shelf works for a few reasons, one it adds something to the space so it doesn’t look so empty but it also serves as a makeup area for guests who are staying over!
Notice another elephant in the room! Remember to use like items in a room!
Once more the before and after!
Please come back tomorrow where I will show you my resource list for the room so you know where I bought the items, flooring, lighting and paint color. I will also be posting on what makes a guest room comfortable and inviting!
Below are some more links to how this room came together, I hope you’ll check them out!