11.11.2013

Bring on the Guests

Fabric Paper Glue | Guest Bedroom

Commence the out-of-town visitors -- or even just those who've had one too many to drink -- because we have a guest bedroom! This room had been last on my list to finish, and unlike all the others, I had no preconceived visions for it. The (nearly) finished room isn't one I'd necessarily ever imagine designing, but maybe because of that and because it sort of just came together without much effort, it might be one of my favorite rooms in the house (which I admittedly say about every room in the house). It's just so cozy. Read on for more pics.

Fabric Paper Glue | Guest Bedroom
Fabric Paper Glue | Guest Bedroom

I love, love, love the mix of patterns in here. I happened upon these polka dot sheets at T.J. Maxx and both the zebra print fabric and Ikea pillow cover were purchased for our bedroom. With all the black and white and the rich wood of the bed, I thought...what the hell, let's throw another animal print on there for variety. And maybe even a furry throw. Both of the animal print pillows were DIYs, and I'm pretty proud of the piping on the leopard ones. In case you're interested, you can find the leopard print fabric here and the zebra print here.

Fabric Paper Glue | Guest Bedroom

One day, this room will likely house a small human being -- some might call it a nursery -- so I wanted to choose a color that would be versatile enough to keep. I have a serious love for grey paint. It's versatile, covers incredibly well, and can end up feeling so warm and velvety. This grey is Granite Dust by Valspar.

Fabric Paper Glue | Guest Bedroom
Fabric Paper Glue | Guest Bedroom

The wall opposite the bed is still awaiting some kind of art, but the little space beside the curtain got this silver animal head, which was in the Christmas decor section...Is it a reindeer? Regardless, it stays around all year.

Fabric Paper Glue | Guest Bedroom
Fabric Paper Glue | Guest Bedroom

I reused the framed photographs we had in our old foyer for either side of the bed, and the lamps are from here.

Fabric Paper Glue | Guest Bedroom
Fabric Paper Glue | Guest Bedroom

The hardware in this room had been covered with paint, but we stripped it all and brought it back to its former glory.

Fabric Paper Glue | Guest Bedroom
Fabric Paper Glue | Guest Bedroom

Man, oh man. I had thought Pete loved our bed, but as soon as this room was completed, he found a new favorite. He loves a made bed and a sunny spot, and this room is flush with it. I couldn't resist snapping a beauty shot or two.

So...who wants to stay over?!

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8 comments:

  1. love everything about this room! and you're right, the paint on the walls looks super velvety! I love this great mix of pillows and sheets too :)

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  2. I'm inviting myself over. It looks great!

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  3. It IS inviting! Great job. Your furry baby is breaking it in for any small humans that might come it's way as well. Pete's cool like that.

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  4. Mandy, your guest room looks SO good! And I think the color would look great in a nursery too :) I really like the Valspar Granite Dust in here and would love to feature this on my paint color blog, Involving Color. Let me know if you're interested!

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  5. SUPER room - however, as one who loves cats but is **highly** allergic to them, the one place you need to keep cat-free is a guest bed (or, at least, always remember to tell guests so they know & will bring heavy-duty allergy meds or book a hotel).

    Seriously, I can't breath if my face is near cat hair (can't even pet cats unless I scrub my hands IMMEDIATELY following, for fear I'll touch my face) - and it's not something cat owners ever think about.

    Another solution would be to have back-up bedding (pillow especially) - a hassle, I know, but it sure beats an emergency room visit in the middle of the night.

    xx,
    mgh
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