Final stop on our house tour: the guest bedroom. I have to be upfront by admitting it is not ‘Spanish’ styled. This one is definitely more influenced by the Chicago style element than the California one. The goal here was to have a pretty, ‘put together’ bedroom for visiting guests.
We continued with the whites, creams and hints of navy used throughout the house. However, in this room we added a pop of hot pink with the bed pillow and accessories. An unexpected color that stands out, but not much of an investment in case the home owner gets tired of it!
The room was a bit tight (as is usually the case with guest rooms). We managed to fit exactly (with about 2 inches to spare) two functional night stands while avoiding the closet door swing radius on the right. The gray stain finish is a nice contrast to many of the other wood elements, including the floors.
We selected classic white lamps which look a bit more modern with the acrylic base. Neutral white bedding is always a timeless choice and easy to keep clean. A single arm-chair fit in the corner opposite the bed and gives guests a place to read a book. This family has a lot of allergy issues (and who doesn’t in Austin?), so we opted to forego a rug in this room, too.
As a very thoughtful hostess, our homeowner wanted functional drapery panels guests could close and get a good night’s sleep. I was thrilled when she went for the bold embroidery on the panels. With no other pattern in the room (other than the stripes on the pillows) this was a great opportunity to choose something dramatic.
With this elegant, tufted bed frame, fluffy white bedding and functional window coverings, any visitor would feel like they were staying at a luxury hotel! What a nice treat!