When we moved in, we came along with bedroom furniture that was- admittedly- a little large. We have an upholstered king size bed, and decent sized nightstands. We moved in, however, to a house with a primary bedroom that was smaller than one of the other bedrooms for some reason, and our furniture in there just seemed… too big. Or maybe the room seemed too small. Either way, it meant that we were moving into the bigger bedroom and using what’s considered the primary in this house as a guest room. With a large closet and an attached bath, it’s served as a pretty awesome guest suite for any overnighters. When Bryan’s mom was here for a month or so, she had her own area to call home, along with the privacy someone would crave if they’re staying with someone else for so many weeks.
This bedroom was in better shape than so much of the house, just the tiniest bit tired. The paint was a little dingy, but that was really it. We had replaced the windows with the rest of the house, and the interior doors (so that hollow wood closet door you see is no more. The floors were in incredible shape, so they got just got sanded and stained with the rest of the second floor.
While there wasn’t anything huge that was room-specific to do, we did remove the overhead light. I just think that lamplight is so much softer and cozy, especially in a bedroom. We always add at least one smart plug per room on a lamp so that we can come home to a not-dark house, and so the pups won’t be in total darkness if we come home later than expected. In here, the lamp on the desk is controlled via an app/smartplug combo.
Can you believe that second shot is the same view as the listing photo?
We kept all of the furniture and styling the same as the guest room in the old house. The Lacourte bed, nightstands, and upright desk, as well as the chippendale side chair are all from Williams-Sonoma. The bedding is from Pottery Barn (and holy cow, it should have been steamed before photos…).
The curtains are basic white linen panels from Target, and one very long and quiet weekend, I added the pom-pom border using a trim I found on Etsy and some fabric glue. The curtain rod and rings were a find at Lowe’s, and the custom bamboo blackout shade is from Louisville Blinds and Drapery. The rug is an indoor/outdoor, and those urchins on the wall are several years old, both from Target.
The nightstand lamps are from Kate Spade, and the one on the desk is from Target.
This desk… Lawd this desk. That wood interior adds just enough warmth to this room. It’s packed full of treasures like the Kinfolk book collection, a slice of wood that reminds of the farm, and those horn bookends. A catch-all, a crystal, and our wedding photo are tucked in, as are a couple of books on the work of Rodin and Murakami. The writing surface is actually black leather, and soooo pretty.
I’m so happy with the way things turned out in here. Even though it’s basically the same room we had in the old house, the addition of hardwood floors and a rug, plus the blackout shade and the curtain trim makes it feel a little more finished and a little more grown up, just perfect for overnight guests.
** this post is not sponsored in any way. all thoughts and opinions are my own **
** first photo by listing Brokerage Schuler Bauer **
** photos by Don Lehman **
** sources **
wall color: Extra White from Sherwin Williams
bedding: Pottery Barn
shade: Louisville Blinds and Drapery
curtains, rug, small lamp, urchins: Target
curtain trim: Etsy
rod and rings: Lowe’s
vases, candle: Mahonia
books: Carmichael’s Bookstore and Scout
accessories: vintage, Scout, Target
clock: Z Gallerie