Guest Room {Before & After}

Y’all, I am positively thrilled to finally be sharing the before and after of my guest room.  In fact, it’s being occupied this very minute by its first guests – Mother and Daddy-O!

Here’s the before…it was actually one of the best rooms in the house on move in day.

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And here’s the room with her new do…This room is my favorite of the lot. I could seriously move down the hall and never look back :-)  **squeals with delight**

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Paint – Benjamin Moore Stone Hearth (walls) and Benjamin Moore Alabaster (trim)
Curtains – Marrakesh in Cobblestone from Lewis and Sheron in Atlanta (purchased half off with Scout Mob last September!); Rod and hardware is Barley Twist from Antique Drapery Rod Company
Bamboo shades – JC Penney in pecan
Floor – unstained white oak
Rug – Indoor/Outdoor Leopard by Ballard Designs
March 2012 362 copy March 2012 379 March 2012 377Mother and Daddy-O purchased the four poster bed for my first apartment almost fifteen years ago.  The brown quilt and standard shams are from Pottery Barn Pick Stitch line.  I’ve had it for about five years and don’t see this color offered any more on-line.  The flax colored linen euro shames and bed skirt are Horchow Essex in Flax.  The long lumbar was made by Mother (she’s the BEST) in the Marrakesh fabric.  The sheets and duvet are from Target, with my gorgeous custom monogram from Savannah’s Number Four Eleven (store / blog).
March 2012 361 copy Over the bed I have framed a reproduction print of a white egret and two of my beloved Alison Evans oyster plates. I found the sconces at Home Goods at least ten years ago.
March 2012 341 The vintage egg prints were collected over a couple of trips to Scott Antique Market in Atlanta and custom framed at Hobby Lobby.  I fretted over where to hang these beauts…they’ve been up for consideration in nearly every room of my house over the last year and I’m happy to report they have now found their forever home.
March 2012 343 The antique dresser holds a barnacle curiosity from Perch in New Orleans atop a stack of white books (dust jackets flipped inside out), a hand painted frame purchased on last year’s Rosemary Beach trip and a lamp I found at Stein Mart at least four years ago.
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The antique mirrored chest (Honey gave to me for our second anniversary) holds a bunch of found driftwood from my most adored Seaside shoppe, Pizitz Home & Cottage.  Above the chest is a vintage print of a blue heron and my two chalk painted antique plaques that Mother brought home from Beijing a few years back.
March 2012 358 copy The chandelier moved with us from the guest room at our previous home.  I was beyond excited to luck out with a lot of turquoise drops on ebay and think they just make the piece.
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March 2012 382 copy March 2012 375 copy March 2012 381 copyAt the foot of the bed I have my chalk painted chair and a darling antique bamboo legged table from Honey’s late Grandmother.  Mother whipped up the pillow cover out of left over fabric from my den drapes (Basha Dot fabric has been discontinued.)  I then attached burlap rosettes (purchased on sale at AC Moore for $1.50 each) and further embellished with bedazzled brooches from Macy’s (a steal at $7 a piece after a one day sale and coupon.)  I made the Wisteria knock off oyster shell lantern last summer and placed it atop some of my favorite decorating reads from Charles Faudree and Bunny Williams.  The finial was a free gift from a Sugarloaf Home tour attended with besties E, N and C more than a few years ago.  The “Nest” sign was from an Atlanta must-shop of yore aptly named Nest.  Sadly it is no longer around.  I cannot for the life of me recall where I picked up the shell.

And that pretty much covers every square inch of the room.  I’m working on the bathroom en suite now!

111 thoughts on “Guest Room {Before & After}

  1. Great room. Great reveal. Will this be MY guest room when I come to Atlanta this summer? If so, I'm there!!! Love it. Miss you and Honey! xoxoxo

  2. Absolutely gorgeous! I would want to move down the hall, too! I found your link at Between Naps on the Porch, thanks for sharing! Hugs ~ Mary

  3. Ron – The room is yours whenever you like! We miss you too. I expect Sister and I to be back in NOLA staying in your Nest in less than a year. xoxoxoxo

  4. Soooooo gorgeous!!! I love every single detail and I'm always so impressed by how you use a mix of elements all of which blend seamlessly together into a charming, sophisticated space. I think I would end up being a permanent guest there! LOL!

  5. If you wake up and find that chair gone, I stole it. I went back and looked at the post where you repainted it! I have such a fixation with Frenchy-style chairs! The room looks so pretty — anyone would love to be a guest.

  6. It is beautiful! I love everything. Now when can you come decorate my house?


  7. What a beautiful room! You've done a wonderful job. Love the fabrics – the curtain fabric is very similar to pillows on our great room sofa. Enjoyed the tour – I'm ready to crawl in for the night!

    Dropping by from Met Monday.

  8. I truly think this is the prettiest guest room I have ever seen, really. I a, SWOONING over every inch and know I will go back over and over to memorize evry detail. The COLORS are perfection and I would LOVE to book a night or 2 there:):) Your guests will never want to leave! This is truly gorgeous. Bravo!!! XO, Pinky

  9. OMG Amanda, that room is soooo gorgeous! I spotted your signature oyster plates right off and knew I was in for a treat! You did an outstanding job and anyone would love to be a guest in that room…heck, I'd love to have it as a master bedroom!

    As always, No. 411 did an outstanding job on the monogram…love that store!


    P.S. Some of these magazines need to feature your home…from where I stand it's a lot prettier than some others I've seen featured.

  10. This is absolutely beautiful!! No wonder you want to move right in! Every single detail is wonderful. It's rich, but inviting and cozy. LOVE the pillows with the burlap flowers. Love LOTS of things!

  11. Gorgeous! I love the small details that say so much. Like the identical plates positioned differently over the headboard. And that monogram says it all. Love it. Also saw your fireplace makeover and it reminded me of how mine looked before. So glad we painted it. I'm a new follower on Linky and hope you follow me. Thanks, Helen

  12. I agree with Judy:) your home should totally be in a magazine!!!! you have got to be the most talented interior decorator I know. OK…I know you aren't one by trade–but you sure are amazing at it!

  13. This is so beautiful and well put together. I am a firm believer in staying in your own guest bedroom to see what is missing, whether it's lighting for applying make-up for too much of something! Go ahead, when the parents leave, spend the night and check it out…but it looks like you covered all the nesting comforts including the sign, "Nest"! Yea, I saw it and it's just so stunning!

  14. HOLY COW, YA'LL….this just takes my breath away.
    I am now following so I won't miss anything. :) Come see me….

  15. This room needs to be in a magazine. I really enjoyed this gorgeous post. I would love it if you would share this post at our WIW linky party? Hope to see you there!


  16. Hands down one of best rooms I have ever seen. I could move in here. Although you don't know me and that would be weird. Your taste is exquisite and I love the touches of the sea. People sometimes overdo the coastal theme to the point of it get kitschy. I am planning my bedroom makeover and this has given me a great amount of inspiration!

    My first time visiting your blog. Visiting from SCC.

    Love the posts about Rosemary Beach. Have stayed in Rosemary/Seacrest once for two weeks and we LOVED it. Nothing beats the Gulf Coast with its white sand and calm seas. The gorgeous sunsets are the biggest bonus of all. If I hit the lottery, we are moving there! ;)


  17. absolutely beautiful. A dream of a room for your guests to slumber! Thank you for linking to the Thursday Favorite Things Hop. I appreciate your bloggy friendship xo

  18. The room looks amazing!! I love the decor and totally loving the bedding!! That's actually the reason I had to come take a look from Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek!

  19. Wow – what a room! I love how everything flows together but isn't matchy matchy. I especially love that cute little pillow with the burlap flowers!

  20. Your bedroom is absolutely gorgeous. I love the serene colors and especially the bird print/paintings and the shell dishes behind the bed…LOVE it all!

  21. OMG!!!! I could honestly live in that room alone!! LOVE IT!!

    Thanks so much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!
    I'm looking forward to seeing what you link up this evening!

  22. Wow! Saw this at Kristen's and I just had to comment. Absolutely amazing transformation.

    I love the brown with the wall color.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

  23. Just gorgeous. I will be featuring you tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

  24. This is gorgeous! Such a sophisticated color palette… Love the gold accents! Everything goes together so well without being "matchy matchy". Love it all!!!

  25. Your room is amazing. I adore it and plan to feature it – thanks for linking up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  26. This room is stunning! I love the drapes, such a great pattern! This would be a gorgeous master bedroom – how lucky for your guests!! :-)

    Thanks for linking up to my Room Evolution party!

  27. Your room is fabulous. I am delighted to see beautiful, traditional mahogany furniture. It seems that everyone is painting everything these days. Your choice of fabrics and accessories is superb!

  28. Yowzers – that is one gorgeous room! Would love to be a guest there myself :). Thanks for so much for joining "The After Party"!


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  31. Love, love your guest suite! Did you make the drapery panels? Are they lined? Can you give some instructions and details? Thank you,


  32. Love I immediately recognized the rice bed but the chest blew me away I just bought one identical 3 months ago and a chandelier so
    With missing crystals…debating on shell replacements but love yours so I may have to check out EBAY fir some like you did. Bravo excellent reveal. Love the oyster plates…Love to have some of those!

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