Thanks for the kind comments on Andy’s rental bathroom makeover! That was such a fun space to tackle! Next on the agenda? A guest room makeover!
Andy’s house has two bedrooms- his master, and a guest room. Right now, the guest room is really being used more as storage than anything. They’ve been waiting on me to be able to re-design that space before even buying any furniture! As I mentioned, Andy has 3 teenage girls, and whenever they come over (every weekend and some during the week as well) Andy gives up his master bedroom to them and sleeps on the couch (#awesomedad) until we get that space done.
But in the meantime, my brother Joey has just moved in! Joey was living several hours a way and just moved back for work. He’ll be staying with Andy for awhile, maybe long term. So now, that guest room is going to be doing double duty- as Joey’s room during the week, and the girls room on the weekend.
Guest room makeover- considerations
This actually isn’t quite as hard as you’d think. The girls are definitely past the stage of wanting pink unicorns everywhere. They are actually pretty sophisticated in their tastes, and they’re all very easy to please.
Both Andy and Joey are willing to let me do whatever I want with the space. Joey’s only request, design-wise, was to go light and bright, not dark, and the girls are totally fine with that as well. That’s an easy one for me to handle!
Joey is pretty chill, and he has a huge rock collection. He needs a spot for display, and also to meditate. He loves the hanging chair in our library- so I really want to include one in this design!
Guest room makeover- the design plan
I’ve been seeing green in that space whenever I look at it. Maybe it’s the amazing view outside of that huge bay window. Whatever the case, green will be the defining color, along with touches of black.
Here’s the before, taken right after Andy moved in:
Here’s the design board I’m thinking about:
The bed will go on the wall that you see the mattress now, directly across from the window. The hanging chair will be hung in the bay window space.
Walls will be white with white trim…except the bay window wall. I’m going to fake some wallpaper on that wall inspired by this Chasing Paper wallpaper:
I LOVE that paper! Unfortunately, it’s a little outside of our budget, so we’re going to see how well we can watercolor on a wall 🙂
Black will be an accent color in this space. I’m using it on the lamps, accessories, and we’ll outline the window trim with it.
The bed will actually have a lower headboard than on the design board. I want the bed, which will take up a pretty large portion of the room, to be as unobtrusive as possible. The window wall will be the focus of this room.
Finally, we’ll add space to display Joey’s collections with a bookcase on the closet wall. By the way, that closet is bigger than it looks, and will be more than adequate for clothing- I don’t think a dresser will be needed.
This design will definitely morph over time, especially because we’re going as low budget as possible! Stay tuned!