Over the past 6 weeks, I learned quite a few things: I’m a big fan of taking on a big project when I have a million other things to do (actually, I knew that already); I do well at home redecorating when I have deadlines, like guests coming to stay in our guest room the same week the plaster is supposed to be done on the ceiling; and I can decorate on a budget!
Just to remind you with what we were dealing with before, here are some great shots of a room I hated (though I really wish I had before before shots, which would have included artwork and furniture from the previous owners – we just bought the guest room stuff from them because it was easier for us than buying another bedroom set at the time):
And as a reminder, the vision for the guest room – a serene space of neutrals:
I’m in love with this lamp (it has a match that is currently in our downstairs sitting room but may make its way back upstairs). I bought a bunch of these silver frames, because we are going to put some of our favorite travel photos in the room – this one is from our trip to the Japanese Tea Garden in Portland, Oregon last Fall. And the striped basket is perfect for guest towels.