This small guest bedroom was a delight to decorate. Not being touched in 20 years meant it needed an over haul, to put it politely. When decorating a guest room, often you can start with something existing, which in this case, was the custom bedding.
I decided to pull out the celery green color in the bedding and make it the back drop for the interior. Overall, a lime and raspberry themed ensemble was created. Finding the wide stripe fabric was a plus, it adds drama while complimenting the companion floral duvet and paisley bed skirt. The wide stria stripe is from the Stripes Collection from JBH. The bed was in storage as well as the side tables. The bookshelves frame the window which makes a nice focal point for the room. Draws the eye outdoors and makes the room feel larger. By making the window ledge a custom padded bench with decorative pillows we added additional seating making the area more functional.
The wallpaper is a soft green damask called Chateau from the JBH Damask Collection. The pillows are euro style, which add height and draw the eye to the bed. Behind the large square euro pillows are two standard green check pillows with a sheer overlay. This keeps the room light and airy and continues the green story from the wallpaper. Adding molding around the ceiling is always a plus as it creates a finished look to the room and visually adds height.
Bookshelves are great showcases for displaying and storing books , art and collectibles.
Hanging a piece of artwork on one of the outside frames, definitely makes a designer statement to the look. Also, when you decide to fill your bookshelf, organize your books by color as it optically makes the bookshelf appear more spacious and organized.
The bedside lamps were re-cycled. We painted them a light oyster color and added striped shades to update them. As the room had no lighting, we added 4 small recessed lights into the ceiling. I always put lights on a dimmer switch so one can control how much light they want in a room. Lighting is always underestimated and yet, is one of the most important facets to a beautifully designed interior.
So remember, using things from the past that you love is a great way to guide you in your decorating project. Blending old with new is not only Eco-friendly for your interior but also for your wallet!