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....
|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.