I have failed to mention on the blog that we have two fun house projects going on behind the scenes right now. When we bought our house there were plenty of quirks (like, have I mentioned my office had a hair salon sink on one wall?). We’ve been chipping away at these decorating relics room by room, and I’m so excited that we’re finally tackling two big projects upstairs: the guest room and our master bedroom! I’ll share more about the master bedroom tomorrow, but first a little sneak peek at what we’re planning for our guest room:
The current state of this room is a real 1970’s treat full of dark green floral wallpaper and some funky beige wood paneling. My husband likes to joke that if I saw the same floral wallpaper at Anthropologie, I’d gladly pay $200 a roll for it today. But alas, it must go, because I’m on a mission to make every room mine. We’re taking down the horrendous wood paneling wall and replacing it with some white shiplap. I know that someday 30 years from now a young woman will buy our home and scoff at our decision to install this trendy wall feature in the very same way I’m rolling my eyes at wood-paneling. At least I’m self-aware though, right?
The other three walls are going to get a fresh coat of paint in Benjamin Moore’s Kennebunkport Green. I’ve been dying to use this color somewhere in our house and I think this room is perfect for it.
We didn’t have a guest room in our old apartment, so I’m starting from scratch on the furniture front. We’ve also never owned a headboard in any form during the 10 years Mike and I have lived together so I’m most excited about this addition to the room. My friends at Raymour and Flanigan helped me pick out an upholstered headboard in a perfect linen navy hue to contrast the white shiplap walls, and I love the chic nailhead details around the simple frame shape.
In the supporting furniture arena, I have a few nightstand options from Target earmarked, but really love the wood and white combination of one in particular. I thought it would be fun to update the handles though with a brass and leather pull. I have a vintage chair that used to hang in this room before the renovation that I may recover too; I’m obsessed with the Caitlin Wilson oversized gingham fabric and may use it for this project.
To pull it all together I want to keep the bedding crisp and simple for guests with white sheets, a pretty block print navy and white coverlet my mom found for me at HomeGoods (thanks Mom!) and maybe a fun monogrammed pillow to finish off the bed. I’m also hemming and hawing about investing in some Biscuit euro pillows in the Bloomsbury print — the palette was my inspiration for the room and I think they just might make the whole look.
I’m still undecided on lamps and artwork, so design-minded friends, let me know if you see anything fabulous that I need to know about! I can’t wait to share more as we make progress on this room, and will share more details about the larger master bedroom renovation next!
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