I have several home projects scheduled for 2020 and I’m diving right in with my first makeover this weekend. While I am still in the process of planning our coastal guest room design, I am excited to share the plans with you!
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Coastal Guest Room Design Board & Plans
Our guest room has not had many visitors outside of grandparents. It has collected a hodgepodge of furniture and has quickly become cluttered with storage containers. The room has a lone mattress and boxspring on a bed frame with no actual bed. Sitting next to the bed is a hand-me-down side table and a Goodwill lamp. Finally, a never finished project dresser sits in the corner, with inoperable drawers. At every mention of someone coming to visit, I jump into action planning and designing the room in my mind. It is finally time to get the ball rolling and complete this room!
This room has a slanted ceiling and I am playing around with the idea of installing shiplap. I’m also on the fence for including wallpaper in the design. The room includes a door on one wall that leads to an attic dormer. I plan on removing the trim and masking the door with shiplap or wallpaper. Finally, the walls are currently painted lime green and I cannot wait to change the color. White walls are in the plans, shocker, but which shade of white will it be? You will have to check back and see!
My goal is to make our guest room cozy, inviting, and functional. Most importantly, it will eventually evolve into my daughter’s room. I am incorporating coastal vibes with natural influences from local brands, along with a soft pastel palette.
Splurge + Save
I am splurging AND saving in the room. How am I saving? I’m refinishing furniture while splurging on art and rugs. Every week, I am slowly picking up decor at local thrift shops. Here are few splurge and save options online.
I spent time at Zuma Imports checking out their vintage rugs and fell in love with a few of them. They have opened and are sharing a new space in Seaside Farms, near Target. While you can purchase several Turkish rugs on Etsy, I love that you can go in person and see the colors in real life. They ship but also check local stores in your area so you can see how the colors work in your home!
I am inspired by local art for this project. I love the pastel and soft colors featured by Danielle Cather-Cohen. If you are unable to afford original art pieces, most artists offer prints for much less. For example, the images shown below are all available as prints.
If you are following my Instagram, you have noticed the bed I am refinishing. I am recreating the Harbor Cane Bed by Serena & Lily. In addition, I’ve picked up several thrifted items, like a spool chair that I’m reupholstering. Finally, Nadeau Furniture gifted us a large sideboard that I’m using as a dresser.
Decor + Accessories
For decor and accessories, I’m keeping the items simple and chic. I’m adding layered local books for our guests to enjoy. A trip to the market downtown is planned, where I will pick up a few seagrass baskets. I have a candle from a local shop to sit on the nightstand. Would you like to be a guest and stay in this room?
I hope this gives you inspiration for creating new spaces in your home. Bringing the beauty of the Lowcountry inside will welcome our guests with every trip to our town. Have a great weekend and check back next week for progress on our coastal guest room project!