(Excuse any funny-looking stuff - I am experimenting with my template...!)
Here is a quick photo post of the new guest room. The light in the photos isn't great, as it is hard to shoot facing a window. The room is gently lit most of the day, so I had to turn the lamps on and I overexposed the interior by a couple of stops to make it lighter inside:
I love this pretty new room (where we sleep most of the summer as it is very cool). If you have not followed the progress of this room, the tables are by Pottery Barn, the tall mirror is from Ikea and so are the lamps. I am still considering painting the night tables and I vow to hang the mirror one day, but it weighs a ton and I hate putting anchors in the wall! I left the original old knobs on the closet doors - they are very Anthropologie.
I have yet to paint the ugly trim work but will do it soon - I love to paint but hate the sanding and taping part! The window is the only remaining old-sytle window in the house, but we really like it - it's a neat awning style and nice and drafty, so it stays cool in here all year (not so good for the heating bill). I love a cool room. I still have to replace one knob on the night table (the knob was stripped).
The pretty curtains are from Ikea. Aren't they a find? I adore them! They are very Domino to me, perhaps due to the gray blue colour which was so popular in that magazine. I love the old fashioned pattern and I like to pair them with a little pink, à la Domino. I hung them on a white wooden rod I had on hand:
As you know, I struggled with this window due to the wide ledge, but finally decided I didn't want a Roman blind - I wanted curtains to soften the room. So I dove in and ignored the ledge which just disappears. Ideally if the rod comes out further from the wall, it is better to minimize a ledge.
I put down thin taupe runners over the old berber carpet. The bedding is by St-Geneve. I am not into bed styling, in case you hadn't noticed.
I bought this beautiful sketch (below) of Jane Morris (William Morris's wife, sketched by Dante Gabriel Rossetti) and framed it myself. I took a framing class and cut an antique cream mat for it. I think I might change it to white when I get my own mat cutter, but liked how the cream mat matched the night tables. The paper goods (journal and box) on the table are by the lovely Noel at Fanciful Designs. She makes simply exquisite things and I am addicted to her work!
Biscuit enjoys this window immensely as he can see the birdies in the garden.
A close-up of Jane (below) who was beautifully sketched. I just noticed I have a growing collection of black and white art that I will post about some day:
The other side of the room has a giant built-in bookcase I love (below). This is the view from the bed - the room is larger than it appears and there is room to walk around.
I don't have enough stuff for the shelves yet, but I am hoping to slowly collect some white china pieces that are bedroom-appropriate and add a few more pretty pictures and books. I will gradually style this, but I am in no great rush - I like the lack of clutter actually:
Hope you like the room! Any suggestions?