When we moved into our new house, we just put things in rooms in a semi organized manner so that they were useful. We then didn't really touch the rooms until this summer since we were working on projects downstairs. After a year of our main guest room looking like this, it was finally time to give it a bit of an update.
We started out by painting the room a dark blue color which is Olympic Premium Latex paint in Sailor's Coat.
We also painted the base trim so that it matched the rest of the trim. We got some new bedding from Target and a accent rug from Home Goods. We originally started with the bend in this position, and then moved it next to the lower windows in the corner but neither really felt right.
I made some new curtains and once I hung those, it was clear that the right place for the bed was in front of the windows. A switch out of the lamps, new shams from Pottery Barn and the addition of our made-over rocking chair finished off the space.
Nate used to work in the summer's at the state fair selling sheepskins and so we have this amazingly soft sheepskin that I put down next to the bed so your feet get a treat when you get up.
The art on the left is a picture I took in Brussels from a trip Nate and I took a few years ago and the art on the right is an architectural drawing of the leaning tower of Pisa that we bought while in Pisa. Both pieces still need proper mats. I also want to add a headboard in the future and get more size appropriate side tables.
On the other side of the room is my sewing area. I have all my fabric and thread and everything in the drawers and I had Nate put an outlet in right on top so I can plug my sewing machine right in. Since our "side tables" are stools I can pull one up and use it while I'm sewing.
Above the sewing machine is some gorgeous paper that Nate got me when he was in Switzerland that I framed.
I also added some fun books and a mirror that I grabbed off our mantel.
I'm absolutely in love with the shams I got from Pottery Barn. They were a bit of a splurge but they are so fun and pull all the colors of the room together.
I also love the ikat rug from Home Goods. If you haven't checked out their rug section, you really should. You can get some pretty awesome rugs for really reasonable prices.
If you haven't noticed our side tables yet, they are actually bar stools. My dad got these from the Maine Prison years ago (they had a wood shop so these are hand made) and they are due for their own little makeover.
Last but not least is our made-over rocker. It gives a nice place to sit and read or to throw your clothes on.
I now adore this room! It is my favorite space in the house and makes me want to get my butt in gear and make our room as nice!
I'll be back throughout the week to show you more of the details of the little projects we worked on in this room but until then, I'll leave you with a before and after.
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