And Five Years Later I Have a Guest Room

Guest Room-1-Design Crush


It’s only taken me 5 years, 1 month to make my guest room legit. As in there is a mattress that doesn’t involve the act of filling it with air, there is art on the walls, there’s a bedside table. Like I said, legit. I couldn’t be more excited to be able to comfortably host guests in my home now!


Guest Room-2-Design Crush


Now brass isn’t normally my thing, but this headboard is special. It was my step-grandmother’s. I toyed with the idea of antiquing it or maybe spray painting on a bright color, but when I found out how much she paid for it I just couldn’t bring myself to do any of those things. Once the room started coming together and I brought the headboard in I was glad I had left it alone, the brass brings a nice brightness that helps balance out the navy walls.


Guest Room-3-Design Crush


This room isn’t very large, maybe 12′ x 12′. It could have accommodated a queen sized bed but I went with a double. For how often it will be used I valued the extra walking space more.


Guest Room-4-Design Crush


A lot of what’s in here has been repurposed form elsewhere in my house. The bedside lamp was once upon a time on my desk, the coatrack used to be in the house I grew up in, the bench was at the end of my hallway. The only furniture I bought was the small bedside table.


Guest Room-5-Design Crush


On the bench I stacked some of my favorite books for guests’ to flip through and also set out a small carafe of water with glasses and a towel. The Buddha used to be on my bedside table, but I just loved the way he stood out against the navy wall and decided to relocate him.


Guest Room-6-Design Crush


I love the brightness this piece of art brings to the room, the light grey bedding as well. This secretary desk was my Dad’s when he was a kid and I really like the way it balances out the warm wood of the bench and coatrack on the opposite side of the room. I also set out a jewelry tree and small bowl for guests to place their belongings when they wind down at night for bed.


Guest Room-7-Design Crush


Last but not least is the amazing light fixture that replaces the awful ceiling fan that used to be in its place. It’s the perfect size for the space, and the glass balls look like they have tiny filaments throughout.

I’m still planning on mounting a few floating shelves painted in the same navy as the walls above the bench, they’ll make a nice home for my small colored glass vessel collection. I’d also like to find a nice floor length mirror to prop against the wall opposite the bed, I think it will help open the space up more. As you know, decorating is a never-ending process! I’ll be sharing more specifics about the different pieces in the room through the week.

  • rooth

    August 26, 2013 at 11:24 am Reply

    That IS a proper guest bedroom and it looks lovely – I really like that print on the wall!

  • Cori Magee

    August 26, 2013 at 12:23 pm Reply

    So when can I come?!

    • Kelly

      August 26, 2013 at 12:40 pm Reply

      any time!

  • miss alix

    August 26, 2013 at 5:13 pm Reply

    I love this room! The sunset print and the light fixture are lovely. And the dark blue walls! Nice work.

  • kristina

    August 26, 2013 at 7:28 pm Reply

    Love the light fixture, what’s the source?

    • Kelly

      August 26, 2013 at 7:32 pm Reply

      will be sharing sources throughout the week!

  • dervla @ the curator

    August 26, 2013 at 10:40 pm Reply

    this looks sooo good! I love that you have your father’s desk and your grandmother’s headboard. It’s full of family heirlooms 🙂

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