As part of my house decoration project, I’m blogging about each room that I need to work on. I’ve shown my kids’ room here, and today I’m sharing my Guest Room/Study:
Now that all the permanent elements are in place, I can work on adding soft furnishings. The main goals for this room are:
-design a cushion for the window seat and add some pretty pillows (the window seat is one of my favourite places in the house – who doesn’t love a reading nook?)
-find a picture to hang above the bed
-add a cushion to my chair
-organize the walk-in closet so that my extra make-up/toiletries/spare clothes are easily accessible (the white door in the second picture leads to the walk-in closet, it’s not the main door to the room)
|Hemnes add-on unit|
The white armoire in the corner is my desk – we bought it this weekend and I adore it. I love that I can close it all up so that it doesn’t look like a home office. It also fits the shabby chic/cottage decor theme of the room…I think Ikea read my mind and designed the perfect piece of furniture for me 🙂
The upper cabinet holds my printer and folders, the fold-down secretary desk is where I keep my laptop, and my filing box (with all our statements/bills) is in the bottom cabinet.
Here are some inspiration pictures (in terms of decor style and color scheme) for this room:
The paint color we used for the room was Clear Skies by Benjamin Moore. I had first painted it Antiguan Sky after looking at pictures on the internet like this:
However, on my walls, Antiguan Sky was a NEON blue – it looked fine in most photos, but in person it was horrible. I tried to capture the actual color of the wall (it appears a bit darker but you can see the brightness of the color):
I have no idea why it turned out this way – the painter used the right color and did 3 coats….but it was so depressing. There was no way I could live with it, so I went back to the paint store, bought some sample pots and painted swatches on the wall until I found the color I wanted, and then had the whole room repainted.
|The paint swatches on the Benjamin Moore website – quite misleading…|
So that’s my current decor status- I’ll do an updated post when I’ve finished this room, but in the meanwhile, I’ll do some more posts about the other rooms I’m working on (Master Bedroom, TV Area and Entrance Room)