Thanks for your wonderful response on my last post about my small blue guest room. The room was painted a tranquil blue and now I am starting to decorate.
As a start, I took Joni's suggestion and moved the bed under the window:
This room is as tiny as a Paris hotel room, so I had previously placed the bed against the wall (where the mirror is), but it looks good centered on the window, and leaves space for a small bedside table on each side. But there is now less room to walk around:
I have temporary bedside tables but plan to get new ones. I'd prefer antiques, but I have searched every antique store in Calgary and area and cannot find one I like (let alone a pair). I am growing impatient (never my strong suit). I like this affordable option from Pottery Barn:
I generally prefer wood-coloured (brown) furniture as it's more classic. David prefers the brown too, but for this room, I think the white would be prettiest. What do you think? With new knobs, I think this piece would be quite pretty. I like the drawer (to hide away things) and the shelf (for holding magazines)!
I still have to figure out what to do about that window and ledge! The centered arrangement would allow me to put drapes around the window, making a sort of canopy around the bed (although the ledge is problematic). But that option feels a little overdone to me. I am not a canopy/wall-o-drapery type of person. So I am considering options and hoping for a lightening bolt to strike! Fabric is a must, whether I do a simple Roman shade or a valance.
In the meantime, our new St.Geneve Canadian duvet (a Christmas gift from Mom) arrived! This duvet is the real deal, made of 100% Canadian goose down (no feathers), 100% hypoallergenic, and guaranteed for 20 years! I purchased the Lajord Light option, which is 800 loft and it so lightweight:
The duvet cover, also from St-Geneve, has not yet arrived but I may try the duvet tonight to see how warm it is!
Trim work will be painted white as soon as I'm up to it. I've had terrible headaches and back pain lately and haven't been good for much, but I am planning!
Here is the view from inside the room:
After the trim is painted, I will choose a new light fixture and hardware for the closets! I am torn between a pretty chandelier and a simple lantern:
I like this very affordable chandelier from Shades of Light
Oh, and art! I can't wait to put up some pretty new prints, which I hope to frame myself.
P.S. If you missed my previous post, I started a picture framing class at a local art school. Last night we learned how to hand-cut mats and next week we learn how to cut mats using a mat cutting apparatus and also to cut glass! I will post soon about my framing adventures!
Now for your feedback, do you think I should use white or brown wood side tables?