Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Guest Room / Office

We have family coming in from out of town, and since my sewing room is temporarily in the second bedroom, we changed a few things around in the office to make a guest room.

I know I've only shown a few "in-progress" photos of this room, so here's a little recap:

The Before photo (dark mauvey pink carpet, yellow walls and ceiling, and oak trim):

And how it looks now with Orla Kiely inspired wall painting, hardwood floors, Moda's Wonderland fabrics, Ikea furniture, and new crown moldings and trim:

We decided that we really didn't need a desk, since we both use laptops, so the desk was moved to the basement. We did need the file cabinet, though, and were able to find one at Ikea that could double nicely as a side table.

Hubby outfitted the closet with shelves and outlets to hold the printer, cables, phone station, and wi-fi thingy.

The room is quite small, and since we rarely have over-night company, we went with a sofa bed. Again from Ikea, this one opens easily into a queen size bed. And with the addition of a pillowtop mattress pad it is really comfortable!
That's about it for this room. Still trying to get the living room into a workable arrangement. I'm not really happy with it, yet, but I did cozy it up a bit for fall. As soon as I can get some decent pictures, I'll share it with you. :-)

I'll be sharing this room make-over at Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday.


lindaharre said...

Absolutely love your graphics! My favorite colors are tomato red and teal! I could use those pillows..ha.ha! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment:D

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Very unique post! Love the graphics. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Abby and Stephanie said...

I love the simple but sophisticated design and the bold graphic really make a statement. Soothing neutrals and that wonderful pop of red. Lucky guests.

KatyDidStitches said...

I love this room, Kimberly. So different from the clutter and chaos that is MY "office." Yikes! I think I feel some inspiration coming on!


KitschKrafts said...

The walls came out great! It looks like a super place to snooze for overnight guests and a happy place for work when the guests are gone.
Nice job- can't wait to see the living room!

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

I love your graphics too! And the color choice is spot on! What a great space!

PS I have a $50 cash giveaway going on on my blog right now. Come by when you get a chance! :)

Unknown said...

Hi Kim! You have really been busy. Love the graphic murals. Your guests will love the room.

Valerie Boersma said...

Kimberly, I love, love, love your color palette in this room! It's so bright and cheerful, and I love how you've decorated it too!

Katherine said...

Looks like your rooms came straight out of a decorating magazine. Wow. Just gorgeous!