Don’t we all love home tours! Today I’m sharing a room that has never been seen before. Our guest room looks out onto the golf course and is a favorite of overnight family and guests. This guest bedroom, room like most of the rooms in our home, is light filled an styled in what I call upscale casual. Ready to look around?
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A big thank you to Marty from A Stroll Thru Life for organizing this talented group of bloggers. Marty has been blogging for years and is such a treasure! Make sure you see her summer bedroom!
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This is one of two guest bedroom upstairs in our Tanglewood House. I’m still working on the second guest room and will share it probably in early fall.
I wanted this guest room to be comfortable, casual but have an upscale and tidy look. Tidy is my word for well maintained and pretty. I love a tailored look and a tight color palette, especially in a guest room.
Paired down styling is best because guests usually bring lots of things with them.
Actually, this room is a collection of things from all over our StoneGable house. The only things that are new in this guest bedroom are the navy comforter at the foot of the bed,
the four watercolors over the bed,
and the curtains.
I’ve been working hard to edit what we used in this room to give it a curated look. My goal was NOT to make it a mish-mosh of hand-me-downs from other rooms, which it really is!
So this summer tour should be called the Use What You Have Summer Bedroom Tour because it is all about putting together a room with what we already had.
THE FOCAL POINT OF A GUEST BEDROOM
The bed is a focal point of any bedroom. It’s the first thing our eyes see. And as a guest, it is the first impression of a room you will be spending the night in!
I love the gray/blue headboard in this room. It grounds the bed on the white wall. All of the beds in our home are covered with white matelasse coverlets. I’m partial to this clean look. And they are so easy to wash and dry after a guest’s stay. I really treat them like I would sheets so they look and smell deliciously fresh.
What a cozy impression beautifully clean and fresh bedding makes!
For summer, we use light layers on our beds.
I use linen sheets on all of our beds. Over the years I’ve invested on a few pairs of these luscious sheets. Linen sheets get softer and loftier and better every time they are washed. And they will last for decades!
Linen sheets are an investment, but since we spend one-third of our lives in bed they are so worth it!
Not all linen sheets are the same. I get my linen sheets HERE.
No matter what time of year I toss a throw on a bed for anyone that wants a light cover for an afternoon nap.
Decorative pillows are a must on a bed in our home! So this bedroom has a combination of navy, tan and caramel pillows. They reflect the room’s color palette.
I use a lot of neutrals when I decorate with blue and white. I like the depth neutrals bring to the classic navy and white combination.
I keep the bed pillows in the large double door closet in the guest bedroom. When company is coming I tuck them behind the Euro Shams. Who says they have to be on the bed all time, right?
I’m sure you have seen these pillows before in many rooms in our home. The great thing about having the same color palette and style throughout the house is I can easily move furniture and decor accents from one room to another.
LIGHTING UP THE GUEST BEDROOM
This is a very bright room. So as summer evenings get longer this room is filled with beautiful golden light and is the perfect spot to watch the sun set.
But when the sun goes down there are lamps that bathe this room with pretty pools of light.
The gold tone sconces on either of the bed came from our master bedroom in our StoneGable house. They did not work in our Tanglewood master bedroom so we put them here to light up this room.
There is a lot of gold metallics in this room. But there are lots of different metallic finishes here too.
If you look closely this room is an example of how to mix metals. Gold, silver, black and an antique bronze, all in this one room.
On the long dresser is a round wicker lamp. This is one thing I want to change out but have not found the “one” yet.
THE GUEST BEDROOM TABLE
This table has had more than nine lives! It started out as a golden oak sofa table in the 90’s and then was painted white with a black stained top that gave it a farmhouse finish and used it in our breakfast nook off the kitchen. And then it was painted it a soft blue gray (Amy Howard Palace Gray) and used in my office.
Now it finds itself on a wall of the guest bedroom. No wonder I think a paintbrush is a decorating magic wand!
I’ve asked Bobby to saw off the table top so it ends closer to the legs and does not bump up against the bed. Hopefully soon! I’m a patient woman!
When company comes I can’t wait to replace the fern with a bouquet of summer garden flowers.
The dresser came from our master bedroom at StoneGable. It really did not work in our master here at Tanglewood so we put it in the guest bedroom.
The round mirror used to be in the StoneGable breakfast room. I actually tried a few mirrors in this guest bedroom until I found this one hiding in the basement behind some bigger mirrors. The blue in the mirror works with the blue on the table and carries on the metallic gold touches in the room.
Hydrangeas from our garden will replace the willowy branches in the blue and white urn when guest come for a visit this summer. We planted seven ruby slipper hydrangea bushes along the top of our driveway last fall. They are an oakleaf hydrangea that starts out white and then turns a deep ruby red color. I think these hydrangeas will look striking in here.
THE GUEST ROOM CHAIRS
If you have followed me for a few years you might recognize these blue and white chairs from the family room at StoneGable.
They are very much at home in the guest room now.
I love these chairs because they are so so comfortable! Now our guests can sit and enjoy the sunshine and golf course views and read or chat in these comfy chairs.
The large jade plant was a hand-me-down too from my mom. It is so happy in here. Truth be told, I’m petrified I’ll kill it! I don’t have a great track record when it comes to indoor plants. So I’m sort of ignoring it and watering it sparsely and so far, so good!
Hobbes dashed into the room as soon as the camera came out. Right on cue, he sat on the window sill! What a funny little fellow!
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Here are links to some of the decor and other similar items in this guest bedroom.
I hope you have enjoyed our guest bedroom summer tour! Please visit Kathy at Up To Date Interiors and see what she is sharing. Her home is so bright and colorful and filled with pretty things!
And then visit the rest of the summer bedroom tours this week!
Monday May 3rd
Tuesday May 4th
Wednesday May 5th