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.
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.