Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Guest Room Revisited

One of my resolutions for 2015 was to not travel.  As much as I enjoy visiting friends and family, I felt that my time, energy and resources would be better spent closer to home this year.  This led to my decision to revisit the function and decor of our guest room.  I wanted it to be a place that provided true comfort and hospitality for our guests while at the same time giving myself a space where I can "get away from it all" through the magic of books and art.  I think I accomplished that.

Here's what the space looked like before:

Our Guest Room In November of 2014

And this is what it looks like now:

Our Guest Room Revisited

I'm really happy with my decision to switch out the pull out sofa for the far more comfortable and functional twin beds.  The adorable Jenny Lind headboards are from Target.

Headboard Wall In Evening

I designed the "Be Our Guest", King and Queen and Butterfly Throw Pillows (available here). Hippie helped me make and install the ledges for my favorite art and decor books.  The mirror and nightstand were flea market finds.

View Of The Fairy Nook

Because the former closet, now fairy nook, is not original to the house, the windows in this room are off center.  This bothered me enough that I decided to extend the curtains from wall to wall.

Wall Of Curtains

I purchased both the sheer and faux silk curtains through Target online and found them to be good quality for the reasonable price I paid (they were on sale, of course).

Back Of The Door Hanging Space

Turning the closet into a fairy nook meant sacrificing hanging space, so Hippie helped me make and install a small hanging rod behind the door.  I purchased the vintage Pullman hanger through MillCityVintage on Etsy.

Poster Collage and Book Shelf Wall

I had been working on creating a gallery wall in here but I eventually decided to ditch the frames and make a collage of all my Arthurian and Pre-Raphaelite posters and such.  It was one of my crazier ideas but I really love how it turned out.

I May Not Travel This Year But I Can Always Visit Camelot

In fact, I really love how the whole room turned out but it was a lot of work.  I think I'm going to need a little vacation time to relax and catch up on my reading before I start my Spring gardening projects.  Lucky for me, I now have the perfect place to do just that.

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Be Our Guest (Or Custom Text) Pillow
Be Our Guest (Or Custom Text) Pillow by Cabagelow
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Camelot: King and Queen Pillow
Camelot: King and Queen Pillow by Cabagelow
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Queen Guinevere Maying Poster
Queen Guinevere Maying Poster by VintageSpot
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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Birds, Branches and Blossoms

Early Spring In My Backyard

I was hoping to be able to share with you my completed guest room this week but, as usual, it's taking a little longer than expected to wrap up that project (you can peek at my progress on Instagram or Facebook).  Hopefully, it will be complete in time for next week's post.

In the meantime, I thought you might enjoy some pictures I took this week of the birds, branches and blossoms in my yard and garden:

A Blue Jay In Our Red Bud Tree

A Tufted Titmouse In Our White Red Bud Tree

Roadside Blooms

White Spirea & Red Bud Tree

Flowering Quince and Forsythia

Our Old Oak Trees Bridges The Gap Between Dogwood and Forsythia

These Stairs Lead Back To My Perch Up On The Deck
Where The Lilacs Lead Poster
Where The Lilacs Lead Poster by time2see
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Branch Out & Blossom Art Canvas Print
Branch Out & Blossom Art Canvas Print by Victoriart
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Dogwood Photography Postage
Dogwood Photography Postage by time2see
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