Tuesday, August 7, 2012

a guest bedroom reveal, in one night flat

So remember last week during the One Room Challenge reveal when I mentioned that I completed a orc in another space in one night rather than 6 weeks? Well here she blows. We had a revolving door of guests last week, and with a space that was unsuitable for company and less than 24 hours remaining, what was a girl to do? Exactly. Twerk it. I was sweating more by the end of this project than Richard Simmons has in all of his "Sweatin' to the Oldies" workouts combined. 'Tis true. 

So my initial vision with this space was tone on tone color paired with turquoise and yellow accents. Hence the peacock blue walls and peacock blue draperies. You like? Get them here.
The key to any great guest space is making it comfortable welcoming to your house guests. For that, you will need a few essentials. One being great lighting. I took these two chess piece lamps and spray painted them my go to gold, to get that warm and inviting look. 
Another must have would be crisp linens. These linens were a bargain find with a classy platinum adorned border. You can find some here. The bolster pillow was is a Jonathan Adler from One Kings Lane find. 
A close up of the rug. The room is shallow in depth, so it is difficult to get a full on shot. 
A must for your guests would include all of the pleasantries one could find in their own home. Writing material, reading material and by candlelight, of course. These twin chinese red bamboo tables were a steal off of the local Richmond's Craigslist. The painting is from the estate of my late uncle. Man had awesome taste in art. 
This journal was a Marshalls find that I zsushed up the exterior of the pages with a little gold leaf pen. Super easy update. 
A little corner in the room that I have a special plan for. I am thinking it will involve a slab of wood, some black lacquer paint and some corbels. I think this will become the perfect workspace for our guests to get something done while they stay awhile. 
Another painting that has been in the family. Lucky me. 

Equip the side tables with a clock of course. Peeps got to know what time it is. I cannot bring myself to a digital clock though. That is where a standard hotel and I do not see eye to eye. This table was also a Craigslist find that I took a can of turquoise spray paint to. 

This sofa table was given to my by my amazingly gracious boss. It was brown about 2 hours into our relationship together until I again, took a can of turquoise spray paint to its face. I think the color suits it. 
Always include beside bowls/trays where your guests can place loose change (for my keeping), bobby pins (for my using) and everything else that is small in nature. 
So there you have it. A total transformation within a night. A lot of sweat, sweat and tears. What say you? Are you into it? I find myself going upstairs more and more to take in the completion of another space. Now on to our bedroom. Oy. 

35 comments:

  1. I want to be a guest at your house!... this looks very homely and comfortable.
    lovely job.
    Bec x

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  2. You've inspired me! We have guests (5 of them, gulp!) arriving in less than a month, and my guest room looks more like a sad hospital room - all beige and boring.
    If you can tackle it in a night, I think I can handle three weeks!
    Thanks for the shot in the arm!
    ag

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  3. LOVE it! Love the dark walls, crisp bedding and all the pretty accents, WELL DONE!

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  4. Its so important to make guests feel at home. Your suggetions are good ones! Really like the dark wall feel.

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  5. you had me at hello with the dark walls and dark draperies. and everything else, for that matter. lovely styling.

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  6. Love the dark walls, so cozy. The JA pillow and family art work is my favorite! Job well done!

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  7. looks amazing sista!!!! Love the gold lamps too :)

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  8. Can I come please? SO lovely!!! I adore the dark walls, bedding and those glorious side tables- the colour palate is gorgeous! Well done my friend:)))

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  9. Your boss is going to be wanting that table back...your room looks amazing!!

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  10. I have those same Pier 1 lamps that I just sprayed gold last week- we have such great taste! Great job- your accessorizing is superb :)

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  11. Looks so comfy and elegant your guests may be staying awhile! Great job!

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  12. That's a hell of a lot of work for one night. Fab job!!

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  13. Inspiring that you managed to make over that room as well.It looks fantastic!

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  14. Great wall color, mix of pieces and gorgeous job styling it up for your lucky guests!

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  15. This is a beautiful guest room! and so inviting. Great job! love everything.
    Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  16. You work fast! Wow and it's fabulous! So, so inviting!

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  17. I LOVE IT!!! I love the dark and dramatic feel, and the colors are perfect!
    Stacy

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  18. I love it!! I would love to stay in there! :0)

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  19. I love it!! I love the wall color!! great job and I love your art. Lucky you indeed!

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  20. I love it! Can I come stay tomorrow night? I'm going to need a mommy-cation after our vacation and I think this is the perfect spot!

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  21. Congrats - the room looks great. Love the little pop of orange on the night stand.

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  22. This tuned out beautifully. I love the color palette and the attention to detail in terms of really thinking about what your guests will need. I love that! :-)

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  23. The room looks great, and I second your comment on the digital clock. Also a pet peeve of mine.

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  24. LOVE it!! I love the tone on tone, you totally pulled it off!

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  25. fantastic post and Thanks for sharing this info. It's very helpful.
    guest house in jaipur

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  26. OMG!!!! You just designed the master bedroom I want (midway thru renovation now). What wall color did you use??? The curtains are sold out already :-(.
    LOVE IT!!!!!

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  27. Girl, you are a wonder! It's amazing what a few guests can motivate you to do. Love it all! Cozy, warm and with so many personal touches!

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  28. What a clever lady you are............so many handy hints. I want to come and stay!!!!!! But so right you are, guests must feel cozy, welcomed and at home. I just wouldn't want to leave that room.

    victoria@fabulousvintage.com.au
    www.fabulousvintage.com.au

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  29. Your guests will stay a long time in this room. Fantastic job...and you forgot to tell us about that headboard. It is fantastic. I feel your pain about investing two hours into a piece...then spray painting, but so worth it. Of course your styling skills kill it, so now you need a "no vacancy" sign because it will always be full of guests.

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  30. What paint color is that peacock blue on the walls?

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