We installed a guest bedroom at a client’s home yesterday and wanted to share a few sneakity peeks.  We’ve been working with our client for a couple of years now and the level of trust is incredibly high between us, so we get to have a lot of fun with her projects.  She lives in an adorable bungalow and the guest bedroom is off of the dining room.  It used to have a daybed in it and was a bit of a catch-all as the house has been renovated.  The room has beautiful light and will be perfect for family and friends to stay in.  Here’s a “before” pic:

…And here it is now:

{view from the dining room}

There are still a few things that need to be done (more lighting is on the way) but I was too excited to wait for that to share with you.  The starting point for the room was the John Robshaw print bedding (duvet cover and sheets) and I added in more layered patterns from there.  We hung curtains in Lauren Liess Textiles “Squid Flower” in “Wine” linen and had the large bolster pillow made out of Lauren Liess Textiles “Pierced Porcelain.”

We wanted the guest bedroom to feel warm and inviting so we layered in lots of natural & textural elements like the wooden spindle bed (I COVET this bed) the chunky jute rug, the burlap side table and matchstick shades.  The room is small but instead of selecting a small bed, we opted for a larger four poster that really takes over the space and makes it all about getting into this big, cozy bed.  We pulled in a bit or turquoise to relate to the rest of the house, which is done in shades of blues, aqua and turquoise.   We hung two tiny antique silhouettes next to the modern gourd lamp for a bit of interest and juxtaposition of old & new.

Our client is from the West Coast and we hung a massive coastal painting across from the bed for a little nod to home.  This photo (below) really shows the John Robshaw print on the duvet cover:

Here’s a photo (by Helen Norman) of our client’s dining room so you get the idea of what the bedroom is next to:

Anyway, I’m off for the day – headed to High Point Market!!- but I hope you enjoyed this little peek into our client’s home!!  (Sharing these projects with you is one of my favorite parts of the blog BTW 😉

Have a great day!!