About the client:
These San Diego clients moved into a new large home and being originally from another state, they were eager to decorate their guest room for in-laws scheduled to stay in the room just as the new baby was about to arrive!
What the client wanted:
A Guest Room that was warm and comfortable and would fit the style of their beautiful new Mediterranean/Spanish style home.
- Baby client was on the way, creating a deadline we couldn’t push!
- Grandparents were slated to stay in this room.
- With 4 months to design, plan, purchase, and fabricate this room, we had to jump into overdrive!
Changes I made:
- I decided to use ready-made bedding and thought I’d start with that as my design inspiration. I found at Bloomingdales, this beautiful Ralph Lauren bedding and from there, the design fell into place!
- I added wallpaper as an accent wall behind the bed.
- I added a mirror on the right of the bed to mimic the existing window on the left, which created the symmetry the room lacked.
- All new furniture, window treatments, lighting and accessories.
- My Electrician followed my lighting plan perfectly… lighting art pieces, window treatments and incorporating functional lighting throughout the room. Two bedside lamps sat on either side of the bed as well as a beautiful coordinating lamp on the table in front of the large window.
- Two linen window treatment panels flank the large window and two pleated roman shades designed with custom details in the rooms color scheme, dress the window and faux window on either side of the bed.
- We worked with the neutral carpeting already in the room.
- I bought a beautiful tufted headboard and had it upholstered in linen. One side table and a drop-leaf desk were used as nightstands. A narrow wood and wrought iron console table was placed beneath the large window in the room and a highboy dresser was placed across from the bed where the TV hung for comfortable viewing from the comfort of the queen size bed.
- Lastly, I used a rustic leather top chest at the foot of the bed… just right for seating, luggage stand if needed and perfect for additional pillows and blanket storage if desired by guests.
- Three framed posters served as art for the room. One above the bed as a focal point and one on each adjacent wall. Each piece, with their own directional art light, on dimmers of course.
- Well appointed rustic style accessories were selected with the overall theme in mind to adorn the tabletops where needed.
Another quick tip: Perhaps the most clever design element in this room is the faux window complete with roman shade to really fool the eye. Look closely at the photo… the one on the right of the bed is merely a decorative mirror which perfectly mimics the window on the left… even has horizontal bars like the real one!
We are working on getting this look shoppable, check back later today if you’re interested in any of the furniture in today’s post.