Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Cottage Guestroom Inspiration

I'm ashamed to admit this, but when I think about buying a house someday, the room I'm most looking forward to decorating is our guest room. I love having people over. I love welcoming them into my home, and making them feel like they're a part of it. I also know that when we have company, they're on vacation, and I want to make their vacation as relaxing as possible because I know how stressful it can be to travel.

However, our current guest room is about the side of a refrigerator, and therefore, when we have company, our guests feel, well ... cramped. There's not much we can put in there other than a day bed. Someday, though, when we have a house, I plan to turn our guest room into a relaxing place seemingly separate from the rest of the house. One that looks like it belongs in a country cottage in the hillsides of New England, and one that makes our guests feel totally relaxed and at home.

To start, one thing I really want to focus on is a vintage metal bed frame; one that looks like it was rescued from an old farm house. This is what I envision:




And for the rest of the room, pieces that seem random, but fit together nicely:

Top row:Turquoise dresser; Peeping Posies Knob; Glazed Fondant Vase
Middle row: Damask bathmat; Ektorp armchair
Bottom row: Francesca Patchwork Quilt


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