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Before and After: Guest Bedroom
March 09, 2012 in Before & After, Uncategorized | 6 comments

Just a quick note before I share this week’s ‘before and after’.  Charlotte, NC designer Traci Zeller featured one of my previous projects, a nursery for twin boys, on her most recent blog post.  Traci is a fabulous designer, who also happens to be a mom of twins, so she frequently writes about and shares tips on twins.  Stop by her blog to see her thoughts on twins sharing rooms and pictures of some fun twin bedrooms:

And if you are living a hectic life, with or without twins, (and who isn’t?), often times our guest bedroom becomes one of the last rooms we decorate.  It typically houses the cast off furniture pieces from before you were married (her bed, his nightstand), your old bedding before you bought the king mattress, … you know the story.

My clients came to me last year and wanted to redecorate their guest bedroom for their parents who visit frequently.  This is what the bedroom looked like when we started.


As happens, husband and wife’s tastes had changed over the years and while they once had enjoyed rustic wood furniture, they were now looking for something more sophisticated.

We painted the walls a new, soft green color and lightened up the ceilings.  Drapes helped to soften the room as did an elegant upholstered headboard.

Guest Room

Open shelf chests were used as nightstands (it is a guest room, after all) topped with beautiful, timeless ceramic lamps.

Overall, a serene, chic and classic space.  Just the type of room a visiting guest could hope to escape to!

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