One of the greatest joys of the holidays is hosting friends and family from out of town. I am grateful to have an en suite guest bedroom and bath. I've made some changes to my guest room that I'm excited to show you.
Here it is:
Here's how it looked before:
I still loved my upholstered headboards, matelasse coverlets, and accessories, but I wanted more color in the room. Specifically, I wanted more blue. I needed to use the same wingback chair, so I kept looking for fabrics that would bring in more blue but still include greens, reds, and golds. I'd almost given up, when one day I found these at Not Just Linens in Durham, my favorite fabric store:
I made new curtains, bedskirts, Euro shams, and bolster pillows. I'm so pleased with how they all turned out! Plus I realized that a rug I already owned looked great with these new colors, so I moved it into this room.
This long, narrow room is tricky to photograph, so I'll just try to show you all around.
I love having twin beds in a guest room. This makes the room versatile--it's good for a couple or for two singles to share. We've had as many as four college guys sleep in this room--one in each bed, one on a cot, and one on the floor.
Close-up of the pillows I made. I'm not a very good seamstress, so this took me awhile! Click here for a tutorial for the NO-SEW bolster pillow.
Moving to the sitting area. The rug helps to break up the long room, I think.
The end of the room opposite the beds includes the doorway to the guest bath. I love the way my new fabrics coordinate with the shower curtain I made several years ago.
Here's a photo of the shower curtain. I still love this fabric.
One more wide shot:
Now I'm ready for company! Who wants to come visit?
**I'm joining these parties: