Hello! When I last left you in our guest room, it was looking like this…
We hadn’t done a thing to it since moving in last summer, except to put a bed in the room as well as two Ikea dressers that were originally in Chace’s nursery.
It sat this way for many months, not being much of a priority, BUT guests due to arrive from England in April sure bumped it up the list. It needed some love – big time.
Back in January I shared a mood board in this post.
Well, since April has come and gone (and with it our lovely guests) I am happy to say our room no longer looks like the first two photos.
As you can see, I stayed relatively close to my original vision. I was going for a beachy seaside type vibe. I took my inspiration literally from the fact that I wanted to use the dressers (a sandy tone), and knew I was going to paint the walls a light grey. Our carpet is a also a brown tone so I blended those all together in my mind and this is what I came up with.
A few things did change, but generally speaking it all came together as I’d originally planned. Let’s get closer and I’ll break it all done for you.
On the right side of the bed we have a new nightstand, art and a bit of decoration. I wanted to keep the room clean and uncluttered so that guests would have room to spread out and make the space their own.
On the other side of the bed we have the same night stand, lamp and sandy candle holder. Here I also made a Wifi sign so that our guests could surf in their seaside retreat.
In the basket I like to have shampoo and conditioner, soap, loofas, toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss, mouth rinse, hand cream and razors. Basically anything a guest might have left at home or run out of if travelling. I always like to include bottled water too so that they have some on hand if needed.
So there we have it! One completed guest room. Well, almost complete. One thing I hadn’t thought of was a hook for robes and/or damp towels. I have found the perfect ones but I’ve yet to hang them. I will post about them when I do though.