February 21, 2012

great little guest room, finished!

I've been teasing this tiny attic guest room redo for too long. Well, after I finally buckled down and finished the woven jute headboard project, I am happy to report it is finally done! {See the original concept for the room here and for the headboard here.}


I like the way the headboard fills this tall narrow space. It was one tough diy, though. Think long and hard before you undertake this project. You will burn your fingers with hot glue more times than you can count and you'll absolutely go out of your mind from the tedium! But if you insist, I will show you how I did it in a post tomorrow.


Happy bedding. Love the pattern mix. The lights are cool; we still need some Edison bulbs for them. Bonus: they're on dimmers for soft lighting when you want it.


Confession: my client says guests will actually rarely stay all the way up here on the third floor. Instead she'll mostly use this as her getaway room, for reading and just quiet moments away from the kids. I think this cozy spot is just perfect for that.


Moving around the room, I had no idea what to do with this little niche. I like some display here with the recycled glass vases. It would have been a good idea to paint out the nook a bit darker. And the vases do need some greenery! I'm not going to win any styling awards, I know.


I was lucky to find this petite turquoise lamp that's short enough to fit under the eaves. We were also lucky to keep the client's antique dresser. Due to the tricky small layout of  the room, I chose a runner instead of a regular rug. It works perfectly for the awkward layout.  


Every room needs a bit of storage and bit of seating. We borrowed this chair from the girls' room, where it was honestly just getting in the way of play. It's much prettier up here. And we had other ideas for this mirror, but it works so well here, we could not resist.

10 comments:

Something Nice and Pretty said...

What a tricky room to do but you did one fantastic job on it! The niche with the glass bottles is so neat, it's the first thing my eyes landed on when I viewed the photo, I'd leave alone:)

Rondell

Giulia said...

This is a very odd shaped room but I like what you did with it. The colours are very fun. I like the nook and the glass bottles, but was there ever discussion of adding a shelf in the middle and use it as a book shelf for some colour?

Fran said...

I like what you did with this space. And, I can only imagine that headboard took a lot of patience! :) It reminds me of when I did my gumdrop wreath - hot glue was everywhere! I really like how the bedding softens the space and the ikat chair keeps things global/eclectic!

Cathy said...

I am looking forward for the instructions for the headboard. How it finishes the room. The bedding is colourful, yet does not over power the room. Job well done.

The Vintique Object said...

I saw that Heather pinned this bed on Pinterest, and I thought -- that's Casey's work. Sure enough!
Such a great idea for a headboard. Love how you made it extra tall!

Kelly said...

All of it is so beautiful - love how you creatively pulled the room together! But I have to ask: where did you get the bedding? Love it!

René said...

What an amazing space! Upstairs bedrooms tucked into dormers and eaves are one of my favorites. The headboard is absolutely perfect! Love the pattern mix, the edison bulbs, the mirror, all of it! Great job!

Bromeliad said...

What a cute little space.

LindsB said...

Such a great bedroom, I love the look of the whole thing!

Christine E-E said...

love the odd shape of this room. I'd switch the chair next to the nook & basket (w/extra bedding?) over next to the dresser. Oh & I'd move the dresser down a tad closer to the cute little dressing alcove (with the mirror). Maybe another floor lamp (with an adjustable height feature)... & some books in the nook.

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