Tuesday, September 11, 2012

B&A: guest bedroom

As I said, I have been slowly working on a reveal post for one of Melrose's guest bedrooms and I finally have all my pictures together! It really isn't that special, but I still wanted to show some before and after photos. Maybe you will think it is special! Here is the room when we first moved into Melrose ... very pink-i-licious, right!?
Can you believe I sold that fabulous fan in our yard sale for $15!?
And, here is the new room! Awhile back I hinted at a project using an ikat stencil, well, that project got vetoed once I saw these curtains. I had been eying them for awhile and they eventually went on sale - plus I received an awesome gift card from my SIL so I was sold! I think they really tie in the colors in my painting and the soft mauve on the walls. The antlers are from etsy and believe it or not, they are from Alabama!

I ordered the John Robshaw quilt and shams from One Kings Lane and paired it with a coverlet from Pottery Barn. Again, the gold bedding picks up the yellow tones in the painting above. I found this deep teal bolster pillow at World Market for a perfect accent pillow.

I love this pretty little dried arrangement from floresdelsol. It adds texture to the room, but is neutral enough to not overpower the bold, floral drapes. This etsy shop has a lot of great options and even some bright colors!
I don't even remember where I initially saw these rustic swing arm sconces, but I fell in love with them from the start. I knew they would be perfect for this room because the bedside tables are so small and don't leave much room for table lamps. Hanging them was very tricky, but they haven't fallen off the wall yet! If you are interested in purchasing some, search around on the web because I found a Nashville dealer that shipped them to me for an amazing price!

My revised work area where I create all my the good stuff designs! I love the gold picture light above my inspiration board and I hope to get a brass desk lamp to match. I posted a long time ago about this work area, but it has evolved since seeing other inspiring offices. I promise you, it doesn't stay nearly this tidy!
Some fun pictures of friends and family, calligraphy inspiration, beautiful design pieces, and my most recent project - the backyard design!
I am on the lookout for a rug to add and possibly 2 stools to sit under the large window. I feel like the window seems so empty and needs something, but maybe once I get a rug it will look more "complete". Any suggestions? Please share! 


  1. Kind of obsessed with that light above your inspiration board! Would love to find one like that. Those sconces also look perfect for reading at night. Great taste!

  2. Love it! Your painting above the bed makes the whole room!

  3. love the light above the inspiration board! Could you share where it's from?

    1. I believe I used this one: http://www.amazon.com/Concept-Lighting-302-Efficient-Cordless/dp/B000BUYPSW/?qid=1325801520&ref=sr_1_6&ie=UTF8&sr=8-6. And you could probably do some more research on Amazon and find a better price! Thanks for following!

  4. ps I spy new twin beds in the other bedroom! Can't wait to see it...

    1. Haha You are SO right Kristen! I will try to share a sneak peek soon!

  5. Katie,

    Love the guest room! Where did you get those beautiful curtains?