A couple of weeks ago we shared the first part of the Guest Room Renovation, in that post we covered the nuts and bolts of the room – the paint, the new floors and the details. In that post talked about all of the basics that need to be done in order to get to the really fun part...the decorating!
Our idea for the guest room design was to keep it simple, relaxing, and comfortable.
Paul and I love color, but we kept the walls neutral because we plan to sell this house at some point in the no too distant future. So, the color would need to come from the things we put in the room.
We also wanted to incorporate a concept which we call Responsible Decorating. Repurposing and re-using things we already own as well as incorporating used and vintage items rather than buying a lot of new things.
I’ve never had a guest room…I mean, never.
When I was growing up if there was a spare room, a kid would be put in it. The only guest we ever had was my grandmother and she had to sleep on the pull-out couch in the family room when she stayed with us. No door, no privacy, and she’d wake to find a bunch of kids starting at her.
The idea of a guest room was so extravagant…so fancy.
But the reality is, Paul and I have plenty of room. There’s only the two of us and our house has no less than 3 extra bedrooms!
We've discussed making a guest room but for years we’ve been so involved in work and our client’s homes that we really haven’t paid much attention to our own home.
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