The easiest room makeovers are the ones the ones that start with a blank slate. Starting with a few things already in place is a little harder, but I'm always up for a challenge! This client wanted to add some life and warmth to her guest room but needed a few ideas. She had recently painted and added a custom window treatment and was ready to pull together the rest of the room.
The window treatment was beautiful and a little formal, so I wanted to make sure some of the elements we added to the room were more casual to balance things out. The client's main priorities for this room were to make it feel warm and inviting -- not too stiff or stuffy -- and to make it sure it wasn't too feminine so it would be comfortable for all her guests. She wanted some unique pieces and wasn't afraid to bring in new items.
Because the walls were fairly dark, I wanted to bring in some bright color; so I drew up two design boards suggesting different colors to bring into the room: mustard yellow or leaf green
My client was drawn to the green, so we moved forward with that plan! She was a dream to work with and was quick to order the items we chose from the design board (an important thing sometimes before things get sold out or discontinued)! It took a little longer to find those smaller finishing touches, but I finally got a chance to take some pictures of the completed room!
Even though you can't see it in these pictures, the view outside the window is gorgeous and subtly ties into the green palette in the room. And the details are special, too, with these botanical prints on old dictionary pages..
And the beautiful nailhead detail on the nightstand (plus the sophisticated yet comfy headboard!)
It's always so satisfying to end up with a finished room, but it's even more rewarding to be able to work with a client like this, who is one of the kindest, most welcoming people I know... and to see her end up with a guest room that is as inviting as she is!