Thursday, November 29, 2012

At Last! Our Guest Room/Office/Kid Zone Reveal

Whew, so I've finally emerged from my Thanksgiving food coma! I seriously ate too much which means the weight loss struggles I've chronicled here, will be a struggle for quite some time. Sigh.
Any who, so happy to be back in Bloggerville, and bwoy do I have a treat for you!
The guest bedroom/office project we chatted about here and here has finally been completed. It was in fact the star of the Thanksgiving day festivities at my client Pat's house as everyone sorta snuck in there to chill.
Let's go take a peek shall we? This is where we started:
This room once belonged to Pat's daughter Jina, and had become a catch-all space since her move earlier this year. To the right, all cleared out and filled with the new day beds. 

 And this is where we are today... 


  • My client has a thing for red, so I decided to add splashes throughout in some key areas - curtain trims, a few pillows, piping along the white pillows, and even the edge of this amazing rug, which was a genius last minute find! 
  • To balance all the pops of color, I decided to go with white walls. The white stools/end tables were the perfect and versatile fit, and they are kiddie proof! Her grand kids doodled all over them with crayons on day one and the markings came right off with the everyday household cleaner.

Okay, let's talk about these daybeds. What a great way to maximize seating and sleeping. When guests are in town, the beds can be pulled together to form a nice king size retreat, of if you've got a mother load of guests, the upper mattress slides off each to sit perfectly next to the padded lower frame to create not one, but two beds! Genius design me thinks. 

My client and I fell in love with this fun fabric and knew it would be a groovy addition to the room. White and red pillows with piping are the perfect balance.



So this guest room does double duty as my client's office. She's working from home a lot these days so we needed to give her a fab area to be productive. We sourced the desk first.  Finding a desk chair that did not scream "desk chair" was the next challenge (why is that so hard?) but we finally fell in love with this amazing and comfy chair. The curtains are one of my go-to faves from Pottery Barn because they are insanely budget-friendly. But to jazz em up a bit, I had the edges trimmed with the same fabric as the red pillows. For even more coordination of textures, I used the curtains to make the over-sized white pillows shown on the daybed (a little trick of the trade that way you're not scrambling to find an exact match of fabrics).  And do y'all remember that I spray-painted these rods? My very own DIY project, hehe.p.s. That's Pat's hubs in that framed photo atop the stainless steel shelves, looking kinda fab eh?










So now we're gonna take a peek at perhaps my favorite corner of the room. The Kids Zone....





This little corner evolved with the design. We knew we wanted a chalk/magnetic wall to keep the kids occupied when they came to hang out and then my client found this insanely cute chair at Ross no less, and I switched the location of the chalk wall, "borrowed" this Ikea side table from Jina's house (don't worry I'm replacing it with something very fab in a few weeks), painted the chair legs white (I'm on fire with this DIY bug) and voila, the kids had their own little office to hang out in. Word to da wise, it takes about seven coats of that magnetic paint to get the wall to work. The three coats suggested on the box is a bold faced lie! 

Kid tested and approved! Grandsons, Oscar and Brandon show their approval. They are too adorable! p.s. little Oscar is a tough cookie so that thumbs up made my day!


Remember these gems? These were the framed art pieces spray painted here. The remainder of the artwork throughout the room, are photos taken by the client on her many trips throughout the Caribbean, supplemented with some  stock photos.

We close out this design with these new frosted doors. You can see the old ones here. Who says the doors can't make their own statement?


That's all folks. A small project with some bold statements. Thanks as always to the team that helped pull this all together, and to Shaggion at Circle Ten Media for taking such awesome photos of all my projects.
Tip of da day: Invest in good photography peeps. Your work is only as good as some good photography. Trust me on this. There are projects I took from back in the day that will never be shown here or my website because the photography is so bad. And that's all on me! I take horrible photographs which drives Debbie and the hubs insane! I'll work on that for 2013.
Questions, thoughts, faves? Holla. Let us know. 

24 comments:

  1. Way to come back from your food coma qith a bang!! You are good! This s beautiful! Love the versatility of the daybeds and that kidzone is too cool. Congrats! I'm sure that is one happy client :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. lol. Thanks lady. I try. But I seriously ate too much! Thank goodness I installed this project BEFORE the holiday. Otherwise it would have been a wrap.

      Delete
  2. Very colorful and fun space!
    xo Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. It looks so good! I love how bright, cheery and energetic the space feels! Well done!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Tiff. You know I loves me some color so glad this client was open to a bright and fun room. But she loves red, so that wasn't a hard sell.

      Delete
  4. Daybeds as secstional, genius! Great Job!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hehe, daybeds are the new sectionals. Just remember the trend started here first! Hope you're back on track after all the Blogger madness and TGIF.

      Delete
  5. Shut UP!!! I love this. Is that red, because it looks like orange? Whatever it is, it's perfect. How cute is that kid chair, and the kids. Great job.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I can't! I'm a hard one to muzzle lady. hehe. Thanks for da love. Gurl, I swore it was orange as well but when you see it in person it's more red. For the record I'm gonna call it an orange/red. Either way, we likes!

      Delete
  6. O wow! What a difference!!! Love the little Kids Zone!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Kristen. So loving your holiday DIY stuff.

      Delete
  7. Fabulous, love the stools & the rug

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. A girl after my own heart because yes, I love those as well! The stools are sooooo versatile it's insane. Hope all is well with you on my favorite island

      Delete
  8. Fabulous, love the stools & the rug

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love it as usual! Very fun, comfy and practical. Sorry, but the kids are my favorite picture. Even though I may need to look into those daybeds for myself.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yay! So happy you approve of what's become of your old stomping grounds. And yes, I know the kids are your faves! All biases aside. Er, I'm not doing any daybeds for you! You have a zillion bedrooms! Space aint your issue

      Delete
    2. Just read this and laughed! I guess I can't get daybeds, but they are so funky and cute. But I am sure you will have other great plans for me.

      Delete
  10. Love the colors and the fabrics. And the curtains are just fab. Love it all!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. What an awesome room! Love the colors...real bright and cheerful!
    ♥, Londa
    designroundup.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. Coming over from A Beautiful Feather. I love this remodel/redesign. Great job.

    ~Danette
    All My Love for All My Days
    www.danettedillon.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey Danette,
      Thanks for stopping by and for the kudos. Off now to check out your blog as well. Happy Monday

      Delete
  13. The play corner with the Ross chair is just too cute! Its amazing what you can find there. I love all the pops of red.

    ReplyDelete

You know we love to hear from you so yes, holla, holla back.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...