Recently, a client requested our help in planning a bedroom overhaul to create a fresh new guest room space for the impending visit of her daughter and brand new grand-daughter. She wanted something that would be youthful and welcoming, but also pay tribute to her close knit family. We suggested a color scheme derived from a fun throw pillow that seemed to fit the criteria well, and we were off and running!
Walls were freshened with a light spring green paint color, white wood blinds add privacy and light control and the cordless feature ensures safety for the growing grandchildren. Black iron curtain rods echo the style and finish of the headboard and hold simple white curtain panels trimmed in turquoise.
A colorful wicker chair and upholstered stool pair with a floor lamp and side table to create a cozy reading corner.
Eminently washable (and bleachable!) white matelasse covers the bed, while the comforter and shams and a tailored bedskirt inject a dose of vibrant turquoise. One bedside table is a reclaimed piece painted a bright highlighter yellow, and a new cabinet piece serves as the other bedside table and adds a touch of storage close at hand.
A pair of oversize white lamps have bases that contain nightlights - a useful feature for a room that will house grandchildren in the years ahead. And the final touch is an artful arrangement of black and white family pictures in a mix of frame styles.
The result? The perfect guest retreat!