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I finally have a legitimate guest room! For years, we have had to kick our daughter out of her room and use her bedroom as a guest room but when we bought our new house, we got our long awaited guest room and I couldn't be happier! We do get guests because my husbands family is all out of state and this summer, my parents will be moving in for a month or so as their home remodel gets finished up! So I was eager to get this room done. Now before I get all into it, I don't think its 100% done. My plan was to do some batten and wallpaper. But I am crossing my fingers that a brand I LOVE will be coming out with wallpaper this year and I'm patiently waiting on that. In the meantime, I considered painting the room but really don't want to start a whole new project if I intend to change it in a few months anyway! So here is the 90% ;) reveal and I hope you love it like I do!
Starting with a classic design was important to me. I wanted a sophisticated look to this small room so even though it's tight on space, it has big impact on comfort and style. Where is the best places to start for timeless, classic furniture? Arhaus! This bed is the Lago queen bed with the Addison nightstand. These pieces are truly amazing and high quality! I was SOOO tempted to put these in the master but knew I wouldn't be able to fit our king bed in here so they ended up in their intended space but seriously - I have room envy!
Here is a closer look at the nightstand:
What I love about the Addison nightstand is that it has a pull out desk. This a great option for a small space like this. It creates an instant work station, vanity, or writing desk for your guests without taking up any extra space!
For the bed, I chose this Lago queen bed because its classic design and luxurious stature. The wide headboard and footboard make it feel like a bed fit for royalty. The footboard doubles as a bench and a great spot for your guests to drop their belongings or take a rest after traveling to see you!
Didn't this room just turn out so peaceful!? From the beginning, I chose to use a blue and white color scheme. I wanted a color palette that would be calming and neutral for any guest. A perfect little getaway in our usually quite hectic household!
For the bedding, I chose to go with the classic Boll & Branch banded sheet set and duvet. These fair trade sheets feel like butter on the skin and I know my guests will be sleeping soundly in these heavenly cottons. I can't stress this enough - these are the softest sheets I've ever owned. I don't know what kind of magic is going on over at the Boll & Branch factories, but they've mastered creating the softest sheets in the world.
The color of this set is white and shore - a delicate blue/gray!
The first decor items I actually chose for this room were the floral pillows from Jolie Marche. SHE IS INCREDIBLE. I've said it before and I will say it a million more times, her pillows are crazy gorgeous! She really has a gift with prints! These are 20" pillows and make the perfect size for a queen or even cal. king bed. I've gotten questions on how to know how many pillows for a bed you should choose. Throw pillows are optional but totally take your bed step up to the next level. I suggest sticking to three as three is a good rule of thumb in decorating! And don't forget scale, I think 20" is the smallest you should go with square throw pillows as the standard 16" look a little too lost.
I wanted a hint of whimsy in this room so I decided to go with some fun mix and match prints. I chose to pair the florals with the checks because it's one of my favorite combos!
The pillow cases and footboard throw are from Beddy's! This room does get awfully chilly in the winter so having the Beddys throw is essential and feels luxurious for my guests. As you know, its my favorite blanket to get cozy in because of the sheer comfort but it also adds such a classic print to this otherwise simple room.
The small lumbar pillow is a classic piece from Caitlin Wilson Design. The tassels are my favorite feature :).
You may have noticed this part of the room already but to my surprise, when we moved in, the guest room was a wee bit smaller than I had planned on. So unfortunately, I couldn't fit two nightstands in here. I decided to place a light chair in the corner so guests could use the other nightstand as a desk if needed and placed some fresh luxurious bath towels from Boll & Branch in the corner in the same color as the band on the bedding: shore. I think this adds a sweet and personal touch to a guest room.
One of the details I love in this room are these beautiful drapes from Frosting Home Decor. The delicate pom details are a whimsical addition to simple drapery that make the room extra special. It's the special details like this that guests will notice and it makes them feel like you put in the extra attention to create a beautiful space for them. These handmade drapes are also functional because they block out the bright street lights at night. Its a win-win!
Lastly, the item I chose to hang above the headboard was a no-brainer! I decided to hang another Juju Boutik juju hat because I just love the meaning behind them and the beautiful vibe they bring to a bedroom. The juju hat symbolizes prosperity in the African culture. Many dignitaries and members of royal families in African cultures and tribes have worn them a as a sign of success and good fortune. Their royal presence makes for a scene-stealing piece of art in any space and I especially love them above headboards. They come in an array of colors and sizes so you can be sure to find one that fits your style - check out all the styles at Juju Boutik!
I don't know about you but staring at these pictures is totally making me want to go take a nap - in HERE! I'm excited to have guests in this room this summer and hopefully many many more guests over the years to come. Because above all the material things and decor items I love to talk about, the people that come into my home are the most special!
Thank you so much for stopping by and seeing the reveal. Let me know what you think!
Full source list:
Bedding set: Boll & Branch
Checked pillows and throw blanket: Beddy's
Floral accent pillows: Jolie Marche
Checked lumbar pillow: Caitlin Wilson
Candle lantern: Target
Juju hat art: Juju Boutik
Ghost Chair: LexMod
Bath towels: Boll & Branch
Drapes: Frosting Home Decor
Flokati rug: Safavieh
Curtain rod: Martha Stewart Collection from Home Depot