This is actually the second time we have made changes in the guest room! Previously it was a sad little catch-all room with mismatched furnishings and no cohesive style that inspired me to write a post on forgotten spaces. The first round involved finding ways to make Nikki’s accessories and furniture work better. We de-cluttered, added some new lamps and a few new pillows and called it a day. It wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t living up to its potential:
A month or so after our little refresh of the space, the homeowner’s new job required her to work from home in a space she could be both inspired and productive in. Having recently returned from Paris, she wanted to recreate the French ease-of-style and rustic elegance in the room without being too literal. So we redecorated!
The old light was removed and replaced with a vintage 50’s hanging iron bird-cage lamp with a mercury dipped bulb to send the light upward and create beautiful shadows. Instead of repainting the whole ceiling to mask where the larger light fixture had been, a faux-medallion with scalloped edges was painted around the light.
The full size bed was replaced with a day bed complete with trundle that sleeps two comfortably. The original bed frame was a stained cherry color so it was painted and distressed. A new linen duvet and piles of interesting and textured pillows complete the bed.
Accessories were added, such as an antique print of Notre Dame, vintage-style boxes, a mirrored tray to hold fresh flowers, a blue vase filled with dried poppy-pods, and a very rustic outdoor table used as a side table.
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