Home For The Holidays| creating a welcoming guest room
The inspiration for this design board came from a current client wanting to create a welcoming space for two adult children who would be visiting over the holidays. While this is not the design she ended up choosing, it is a great example of a starting point for a design.
The custom built home this design board used as inspiration features reclaimed, dark stained, plank flooring, aged steal accents, barn doors and plenty of natural light. Overall, the style of the home is a creative blend of rustic and industrial with an abundance of custom metal-work and reclaimed barn wood. The guest room has chalky white walls, dark stained plank flooring and dark wood window trim. Although not a huge room, it does have sufficient space to have two twin-size beds with two night stands, lamps and storage.
I chose vintage-style metal bed frames as the starting point for the design and was thrilled to find side tables that were a blend of wood and metal that is very reminiscent of the reclaimed wood and aged steal flooring that is throughout the house. I had a bit of fun with the bed-side lamps; they are both industrial in style but very different from each other, they will provide light for late-night reading while the existing pot-lights provide great general lighting.
To me, nothing says “we’re glad you’re here”. more than a beautifully made bed to retire to at the end of the day and here in Canada, winter holidays mean lots of cozy bedding and this bedding design starts with cozy flannel sheets topped by a wonderful plaid comforter and matching sham. Behind the sham I’ve suggested two, vintage inspired striped linen pillows and in front of the sham, a colourful oblong pillow. To ensure the guests feel warm and cozy, I’ve added a beautiful textured throw to the bottom of each bed.
When guests arrive they always bring a suitcase or duffel-bag of clothing and personal needs. The wood trunks placed at the foot of each bed provide a handy spot to hold a suitcase and store extra bedding. To add a bit of warmth underfoot and seasonal colour, I’ve added two small area rugs to place by the side of the bed. Keeping guest comfort in mind, a basket by each bed holds towels, a cozy housecoat and a pair of slippers.
This design board is only one part of the E-Design package ,each design also includes ;
1. Project instructions and budget guide
2. Custom colour pallet
3. Master, curated shopping list with links
4. Many curated shopping sources
5. Designer Direction and notes as well as,
6. Styling tips and guides
E-design is a great new tool that is extraordinarily budget friendly as you are only paying for my expertise and not the time consuming shopping time. E-design provides you with a cohesive plan for your space and allows you to phase and control your design budget. Want to learn more about working with me? Please head over to my Designfile where you can participate in a FREE design style questionnaire to start you on your great new space.