What Every Guest Room Needs

img_3616A few months back a long-time client called me to ask if we could do a makeover on her oldest daughter’s bedroom.  The daughter had graduated college, moved across the country to start her career, and didn’t know that any changes would be made.  She asked if we could please keep the wallpaper so it wouldn’t be quite so jarring for her daughter when she came home to visit.  Everything else could go.  Here is the room BEFORE:

BEFORE, Guest room

BEFORE, Guest room

EVERY GUEST ROOM NEEDS SERENITY . . .

We took all the old posters and magazine covers off the walls, removed the mismatched furniture, added an iron headboard and solid colored linens and pillows to tone down the busy wallpaper (OK–there is one little stripe on a pillow).

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EVERY GUEST ROOM NEEDS A NIGHT STAND WITH A LAMP . . .

A new night stand and lamp means the guest can read in bed. Repositioning the bed so it isn’t wedged into the corner against the wall makes it so much easier to make the bed.   When possible, I like to have nightstands and lamps on both sides of the bed, but this room didn’t allow for it because of the closet door.

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EVERY GUEST ROOM NEEDS BEAUTIFUL WINDOW COVERINGS . . .

Here is what the window wall of the room looked like BEFORE:

BEFORE, guest room window wall

BEFORE, guest room window wall

The old curtains in this room looked as tired as the furniture, so we replaced them with ivory sheer draperies on a decorative traverse rod so they can be closed over the venetian blinds for extra privacy.  I like drapery mounted as close to the ceiling as possible, and just touching the floor.

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EVERY GUEST ROOM NEEDS A COMFY CHAIR AND OTTOMAN . . .

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We added the finishing touches of flowers and botanical prints that echo the colors in the wallpaper.  Now this room feels welcoming and refreshed.  If you have a space that is in need of repurposing, give Emery & Associates a call.  We would love to work our magic for you!

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