I’ve just realized that I have never shared our guest room with you. We completed it a few years back when Conor was just a baby. His bedroom used to be the guest room so when he was born we needed some space for our family and friends to stay. We carved out an area in our lower level for guests.
|A Coastal Guest Room (After)|
This is how the room looked before we moved in:
|Guest Area (Before)|
We took the bead board down and redid the walls. I really wanted to hide all that piping. We also carpeted the floor with berber carpeting in a light beige. Shannon Flooring of Scituate carpeted our lower level two years ago and they were wonderful to deal with. It has made a world of difference to the room. The rug is so cushioned and soft under foot and also makes it so much warmer!
The walls went from pure white and dirty white to an elegant blue called Lullaby from the Paint Exchange in North Scituate. I’ve had fun creating little seaside vignettes for the room.
I love this watercolor of Bermuda that my mom gave me along with the pale pink conch from Goodies II in Scituate Harbor and an antique light. I want my guests to feel as if they have a retreat here by the sea. I’m constantly adding new pieces I find, like this wonderful wreath from Home Goods:
I couldn’t resist the texture and the white wash!
The room has worked out great and all our guests love it, but there was one snag. The closet. It had been left unfinished because life got in the way. There was plenty of room in the dressers so we just never got around to it. That was until a few weeks ago. Conor wanted a job and I found some fantastic paneling at Lowe’s:
|Conor getting jobs done!|
Conor loves helping Luke with projects. He loves building, measuring and cutting. He felt very important on this one. Originally we were going to hang the panels vertical, but we couldn’t get them down through the guest room so instead Luke cut different panels.
We hung the panels horizontally and I LOVE them! It took more time but I think it gives a more coastal and unexpected look in the closet. Conor enjoyed hammering in the nails:
Here’s a look at the closet after:
|Paneled Closet (After)|
For the shelf we got some cedar wood and I white washed with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White and then dry brushed French Linen, Graphite and Paris Grey to make it blend with the panneling:
|Paneling and Chalk Painted Shelf (After)|
Looking forward to having some guests try it out!
|Guest room (After)|
If you’re interested in any of the furnishings or creating this look in your own home here is my source list:
– Wall Color – Lullaby by The Paint Exchange On Furniture: Linen White by The Paint Exchange, Trim Color – Super White by Benjamin Moore from Hingham Lumber
– drawer pulls – Target
– Blue and White Bedding – Ikea
– Framed prints – Christmas Tree Shop
– Nautical Wreath – Christmas Tree Shop
– Berber Carpeting – by Arthur Shannon, Shannon Flooring
– Mr & Mrs pillows – available in my Etsy shop
– Roman Shade – Lowe’s
– Closet paneling – Lowe’s
– Cedar Wood – Lowe’s
– Chalk Paint – Annie Sloan Chalk Paint from the Sea Rose Cottage
– Thin hangers and cedar blocks – Marshall’s
-Sea Grass Wreath – Home Goods