April 19, 2011

at last, a warm, inviting guest room

I'm so excited to show you all my favorite space I've done so far. As I saw it all come together, the colors, the textures, each element finally making its way into the room (except for the wall sconces, still to come) I was beyond thrilled. Okay, so the pictures are not so fantastic. Sorry about the strong afternoon light and the shadows. But the client is so happy, it was all done within a tight budget, and it could not be a more peaceful, warm, comfortable space to welcome a weekend guest or two. I want to stay here!




And just for kicks, here are some befores. As you can see, the room was cold and cluttered, functioning mostly as a storage space.

before

before

What we did: painted antique beds black, painted walls cream, Ikea curtains, bamboo shades, West Elm bedding, Ikea cabinet, bench instead of nightstand, client's own rug, art, matching antiqued mirrors. It all came together into a restful, inviting retreat. Actually, I really wish this room were in my home. Here's a last look...

38 comments:

Giulia said...

This is lovely...the reds make it so cozy. I have the same cabinet in yellow.

Laurie said...

Is the red cabinet with the glass doors from Ikea? I think it is perfect for the room. I would love that for my house but can't find it on the Ikea site? Do you know the name?

casey at loft and cottage said...

Hi Laurie, yes it's from Ikea. It's the Hemnes Linen Cabinet. Good luck!

Project Shannon said...

This is so spectacular! I love everything you chose, and can't believe some of the great finds, given the limited budget. Nice job Casey!

Laurie said...

Casey - thank you ! Found the cabinet online from Ikea, but why oh why only red. Ikea can you hear me begging you to offer that cabinet in different colors?!?

casey at loft and cottage said...

Laurie, I know! My mother desperately wants that cabinet too, but in white, black, or the gray-brown that's offered on other Hemnes pieces. Why, Ikea, can't you offer this too in the whole collection of colors?! SILLY Ikea.

In the Tweeds said...

This turned out BEAUTIFULLY! Amazing job! Looks like it should be on the pages of Domino. :)

Cathy Wall said...

Fabulous! This is my kind of room, it has staying power, yet it is fresh and current, great job!
Cathy

Splendid Willow said...

CASEY!!!! So beautiful! You did an amazing job my friend. A very warm, inviting and unique room. With the most perfect balance and scale. I absolutely LOVE the bedding you chose.

Very, very nice. Your clients should be in heaven.

Warm hugs to you,

Mon

Ashley said...

What a spectacular space! Your client must be so, so happy! I love everything about this room.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I really love the mix of old and new pieces. Such a pretty room.

Megan said...

Its so lovely! The colors are great and I love the mirrors and print you found. Absolutely perfect!

elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

Beautiful, I love all of the pops of red you incorporated throughout the space.

Kerri said...

What a cozy beautiful guest room! I love the bedding, the mirrors and the red cabinet...super cute!!

Valerie Wills Interiors said...

What a fantastic job. Really lovely.... so warm and stylish. Love it.

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

This room is AWESOME! I love how you've mixed different styles for an eclectic feel--like the antique mirrors and the traditional rug with the more modern fabrics and bright pops of red. It looks so beautiful...I seriously cannot believe you did this on a budget!

Danika Herrick said...

This looks fantastic. I love the black beds, those mirrors and the giant botanical. So cozy!

d~ said...

What a great place for your guests, looks cozy and inviting, a great place to stay and relax. Love the warmth and pops of color too, you did a great job!

SHERRY HART said...

So cute! Doesn't it feel great when it all comes together the way you envision it!!!

Sarah said...

Gasp! I already told you you were my hero, right? Now you are like design goddess!!! It's beautiful, Casey! So proud of you...congratulations on a job well done. Nothing's better than happy clients, except maybe happy clients and designing a room for someone else that you want in your own home;) My two favorite things are the antique mirrors (where did you find them?) and the huge hanging botanical print poster. Combining these kinds of things with stuff from Ikea and West Elm makes for such a unique and warm space. You rock!!!

Kate said...

Wow Casey, This is absolutely stunning. You are genius!

UrbanCountryMom said...

I love it! What a nice place for guests.

Angie said...

You did an amazing job!! I also LOVE those mirrors!!!

Fran said...

Casey, this is beautiful!! There are so many elements that keep my eye moving around the room!! I love the oriental rug, mirrors, and the poster of sea fans/plants!! WOW! WOW! WOW! Congrats!

Fran said...

Casey, this is beautiful!! There are so many elements that keep my eye moving around the room!! I love the oriental rug, mirrors, and the poster of sea fans/plants!! WOW! WOW! WOW! Congrats!

Rene said...

This room looks amazing! I kept up with your blog over spring break just didn't leave any comments. Wanted to be sure to come back and let you know how much I love it!

Bromeliad said...

Fabulous. Where did the mirrors come from. Love their antique-yness

casey at loft and cottage said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments! A lot of you asked about the mirrors--they are from Layla Grace and pretty affordable... http://www.laylagrayce.com/Products/Aidan-Gray-Decor-Laura-Mirror__AGDM138.aspx

paula said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this room!!!!

Desiree said...

I love everything in this room!!! Amazing job!

A Perfect Gray said...

love the room and I think the mirrors just make it! great job. donna

Anonymous said...

Love this room!! I am desperately looking for a similar botanical print. Where did you find this one? Was it something from owners collection?

DapperPaper said...

So pretty and cozy! I am actually curious about the botanical print as well??? would love one similar!
Also, I know at one point Ikea did offer that cabinet in yellow, so not sure why they no longer carry it???

Thanks!
Elizabeth

casey at loft and cottage said...

Thanks for all your comments, ladies! I have had so many compliments on the oversized coral canvas--I got it from Pottery Barn and it's no longer available. I imagine any botantical you like, though, could be blown up to a larger size and mounted on canvas. Also, I recommend trying Natural Curiousities for really interesting, original corals and botanical art. Good luck!

lauren martin gauthier said...

would you be willing to share what color you used on the walls? in the first few pictures it seems to have a green tone to it...and then in the 3rd picture down it looks more like a silvery gray...THANKS!

casey at loft and cottage said...

Hi Lauren, yes, the pictures are not great so the wall color is hard to distinguish! I used the same color in my living room--it's a version of Ralph Lauren's Architectural Cream, but I think I reduced it to 75%. Anyway, I posted the formula here. Hope this helps! http://loftandcottage.blogspot.com/2011/03/living-room-painting-progress.html

Amanda @ Burlap and Denim said...

I am in love with the whole room. Great work.

Susie said...

Love this room! Do you happen to know the West Elm bedding names? I looked on their site but don't see anything similar. Thanks!

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