Just off the kitchen and nestled in a nice corner of our home near the beach, is this pretty and shaded guest room
My inspiration for this room again came from the fabric choices. I started with this older pattern from Ralph Lauren that has a coordinating stripe. The colors are soft yellows, a touch of mint green and orange
I used the stripe on the horizontal for this simple headboard. The monogrammed sheet is a vintage find from my friend and "textile queen" Wendy Lewis at Textile trunk. I had my upholsterer drape the sheet over the headboard and secure the sides with ties. The sheet and ties are actually secured to the back and only look draped. We used up all different parts of the sheet for this project...no fabric was wasted!
Lots of pillows: more vintage linen feed sack fabric and sweater weave
On either side of the bed are very small spool tables from Mitchell Gold. The lamps are a dark brown wicker and I used the Ralph Lauren floral on the lamps shades as well. An interesting note about fabric lampshades is that they diffuse light differently than traditional lampshade fabric. Its alot more soft and warm feeling.
The Audrey Pendant is a wonderful ceiling fixture and the shade is a plain white linen. Lots of vintage baskets and a teal chinoise screen pull the colors together.
The Ralph Lauren stripe was also used in the bedskirt and the corners pleated with left over linen from the vintage sheet used for the headboard
The bed linens are from L'erbe in silk and are really soft and scruptious.
The curtains came from Smith and Noble, which most everyone is familiar with. I had the pin-tuck stripe sewn on the horizontal for some added interest and the rod is a big 3" inch chunky wood, stained dark to match the lamps. The curtain rings are bamboo.
Opposite the bed is a really large cabinet. I should probably put a TV in here but I'm not too crazy about too much technology in the bedroom The cabinet is full of books and a fun collection of white matte glazed vintage pottery. Nothing very expensive but when grouped together it makes a nice collection.
The wall covering is from Phillip Jeffries and is a natural grass cloth. A great idea is to use wall paper on the back of a cabinet so it disappears into the wall. That is what I have done here and you can always peel it off when you move the piece to a new location
Vintage seaside photos over the bed add a nice finish
All of my guests seem to really like this room because it is very calm and the light is really soft and cozy.
Just waiting for my next visitor!
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