The photos are in! Thanks to my wonderful photographer, Ryan Hainey Photography, my latest design project is ready for viewing. See the before and after photos below.
Before - Like any spare room, a guest bedroom runs the risk of becoming a dumping ground for things that haven't found their place.They are often the room to come last in the list of priorities when moving to a new home. For my clients, this was a space they could keep old furniture that no longer fit in the flow or aesthetic of the rest of their home. It was functional, guests could sleep there and have extra drawers to store their clothes, but it wasn't my client's ideal space.
After - My clients came to me earlier this year to help combat the spare bedroom syndrome. They wanted to create a room that would be relaxing and functional for guests - a retreat for them to go to after a long day of socializing. I kept the bed in the same position, but dressed it up with a new duvet cover, pillows, pendant lights and bedside tables. I brought in a new dresser from IKEA and elevated it by painting the drawer fronts high gloss white. Wall shelves were installed to hold decorative accents, books and spare towels for guest.
A new wooden headboard was installed behind the bed. The headboard is 8 feet long and was sanded and sealed so there won't be any pillow snags. The sides of the headboard are painted high gloss white to help elevate the natural wood and tie into the rest of the furniture. The wood grain definitely is a showstopper that provides a great backdrop for the white saucer pendant lights flanking the bed.
To offset the natural wood and mid-century modern color palette mixed in with the shelf brackets, a large framed graffiti piece by Mr. Brainwash was hung above the dresser. Guests won't be able to come over without commenting on this statement piece.
Additional seating is a must-have for any guest bedroom or home office. In this room, I brought in an Eames molded plastic rocking chair so guests have place to relax and read or get ready in the morning.
The clients don't have a huge house with tons of room to spare, so this room had to also be functional for the homeowners for those times that they don't have house guests. In the nook by the closet, I created a home office space that will allow the clients to work while at home.
Opposite the desk is a JZID custom-made bookshelf that stores the client's book collection and printer. Check the blog in the next couple of weeks for a DIY tutorial on how to construct this bookcase yourself.
This nook creates a cozy area for the client's work space. The open closet stores a few extra clothing items from the clients, but is mostly open with spare hangers, ready for guests to store items.
The overall effect of the room is a clean, airy aesthetic that ties in natural wood elements with modern furniture and decor. The room is relaxing while still showcasing interesting decor that gives the room a more personal touch.
Are you suffering from spare bedroom syndrome? Contact me today to get started on your bedroom remodel.