Monday, May 6, 2013

Adding More Color to the Guest Room

I am still tweaking our guest room. I am not a neutral person and even though the Braemore Wonderland fabric has lots of color, I needed a little more color in this room. The first photo shows the redo before I added more color.

twin beds 2

I decided to paint the table between the twin beds a pretty coral.

coral table 3

A little color goes a long way! I like that so much better than the white table. There is also a table in the sitting area.

sitting area

I gave that table a coat of coral too.

coral table 5

Much better! I also made a “slip cover” of blue silk for the lamp shade. (On a side note, the cabbage patch doll in the antique wicker stroller is an original before they were mass produced. It is more than 30 years old!) My next little project was making a colorful window treatment.

window treatment 3

I used more of the Braemore Wonderland and added a coordinating coral trellis print for the lining, and a green trellis print for the covered button accents and edged it entirely with blue cording.

window treatment 1

I’m not quite calling this room finished yet. I would still like to add a little something around the mirrors above the beds and I will be adding some type of art to one of the walls in this room.

Meanwhile, I am helping prepare for my niece’s wedding in 2 weeks, pulling together some final details.

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I’ll be linking to Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style. Click on the link for lots of inspiration!

8 comments:

Donna Wilkes said...

The coral was the perfect touch to bring out the boldness of the fabric's colors. I love the lining you chose for the valance. The tables really pop in this room now.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love these colors. So beautiful. YOur bedroom is gorgeous. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party that is ongoing.
http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/05/163rd-inspire-me-tuesday.html
Hugs, Marty

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Wow! The room is fantastic. I love the coral table and the valance.

Can't wait to hear about the wedding. :)

Karrie W said...

how about painting the frames of the mirrors coral? Tables look great!

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Thanks, Karrie, I am thinking along those lines!I think I want something bigger around the mirrors so I may add another layer of something(maybe a wood cutout or a round tray?) to the back of the mirrors and paint those coral!

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

You called that one right, Pat! I thought the white table was fine, until I saw the huge pop with the coral! I didn't even notice the darling bunny lamp when that table was white. The room looks so much more coordinated and happy now! Thanks for visiting my old ladder post; I'll be keeping an eye out for yours! ~Zuni

Suzy Handgraaf said...

Oooh - I'm loving so many things about this room! The fabric, the colors and the sweet table that you painted. Perfect! As a maker of window treatments, myself, I sure can appreciate all of the work that went into the construction of your valance. It turned out great! Love the mix of fabrics.

designchic said...

What beautiful color - love the coral and the valence added a great touch!