It's time! :)
It's been a long time coming--I am pretty sure I started this room when I was still pregnant--but the Guest Room is finally done!
Here's how it looked before:
No paint on the walls, another room that was kind of a hodge podge of items from Mr. V and my collective pasts. There was nothing offensively ugly or anything... just....blah. It needed some freshening up and some color.
After all, if we wanted people to actually stay there, it should be inviting, right? ;)
Here's the after:
The color is Sherwin Williams Agreeable Grey. It's a light and airy grey with a bit more blue undertone than the Mindful Grey I used in the guest bathroom. I'm not really a huge fan of blue on walls in general and tend to steer away from blue-greys, but in this room this shade really works perfectly with Blue Betty up against the wall.
I have been in a yellow state of mind for the past 6 months and I think it's the perfect, cheery color for a guest room. Since I knew I was going grey on the walls, though, I was wary of doing yellow. The yellow/grey combo was so popular this past year, and I really was shooting for timeless, not trendy.
This bedding really spoke to me, and I deliberately chose the quilt and shams because the toile pattern gave it a very rustic feel - just the opposite of the modern design that has been trending.
To avoid the bed looking like a sea of yellow pattern, I broke up the color with a crisp white duvet and a simple white sham with yellow detail. I am still working on accent pillows for this bed - just haven't found the perfect combination of patterns just yet.
I swapped out the slightly contemporary headboard/footboard for this simple metal headboard with a vintage farmhouse feel.
Blue Betty is holding court against the wall and still needs some real accessorizing, but I have to think about that one for a bit.
I know I need to update that mirror, but it will probably have to go back on the wall... I think it's a little too big for a leaner on Betty.
In the opposite corner is one of my made-over dining chairs. This is where it lives when we don't have the leaves in the table downstairs. It's mate is chilling out in the basement.
I added the rug at the end of the bed for a little grounding with the black, but also to introduce a graphic contrast to the toile in the quilt. It helps keep the bedding from reading too feminine or "old."
I am still trying to figure out what to do with this blank wall opposite the bed.
Right now I'm in the "sit on the bed and stare at it" phase...we'll see if any inspiration whacks me upside the head.
Walls: Sherwin Williams Agreeable Grey
Blue Dresser ("Betty" ;) ): Antique via craigslist
Lamp: Found in my basement, new shade from Target
Curtains: Pier 1
Bedside stool: Gordman's
Rug: Pottery Barn clearance
Bedding/Pillows: IKEA, Pottery Barn, Target, Etsy
Overall I am really happy with the room.
It's still a work in progress so I know there will be changes coming, but for now I think at least it is a marked improvement over the "before!"
Hopefully our guests agree! :)