Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend. Ours was nice – full of running errands, play dates and visits. Just the way I like it 🙂

You may recall from my “settling in” update a few months after we moved, that our spare room was this hot mess.

Well, I’m happy to report that… well, it still looks like this. Okay, so maybe I’m not so happy to report that…

BUT – we have a plan! Or (more accurately), it’s a “we-have-family-coming-from-England-this-Spring-and-I-will-not-subject-them-to-the-room-in-this-state-so-did-something-about-it-PLAN”.

After some thinking and browsing I came up with a direction for our guest room. I wanted it to be calming and inviting. I also wanted to use our existing dressers and bed since we already own those.  So, I set off in search of things that could make my vision happen.

I whipped up a mood board this weekend and thought I’d share!

1 – curtains: I loved these ones for their calming grey and blue pattern. I also thought these colours complimented the birch toned Ikea dressers that we already own. A dark curtain rod will play nicely (good curtain rod) with our existing headboard and the light fixture hardware/details.

2 – light fixture: so much prettier than our 1990’s boob light. Just so much prettier… And softer. And prettier. And nicer. And prettier.

3 – Art: not this one necessarily but something photographic, abstract or painted that has colours tying the room elements together.

4 – bedding: Yes please! This was the first thing I chose  for the room and then picked the others items to compliment. I loved the pattern, the colour and the price. Score.

5 – our existing Ikea Malm dressers. We have two back from the days of Chace’s nursery (sniff). I’d like to update the dresser by doing little leather pulls in white (similar to the inspiration photo in the circle)

6 – bedside table: something like this one perhaps?

7 – paint. I plan on painting a light grey or blue shade.

I haven’t purchased any of these items yet but this is my plan! And in the wise words of Mike Tyson (according to my google search) “Everyone has a plan ’till they get punched in the mouth.” So, let’s hope I don’t get punched in the mouth. At least not before I can make this happen. And then after that too. Why would anyone want to get punched in the mouth?

Have a punch-free Monday everyone.

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