5.14.2012

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.
April 2009 091
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**
March 2012 327 copy March 2012 338
Sources:
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.
March 2012 332

March 2012 332
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!
xoxo

111 comments:

Ron said...

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

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Simply perfect! You've got style girlfriend!

Calypso In The Country said...

The room looks perfect! I love all the coastal pieces and the overall feel of the room. Just gorgeous!
-Shelley

Miranda said...

Love this room. Amazing job.

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

What a beautiful guest room. Southern beauty at its best! I just love it!

Take care,

Trish

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

This is gorgeous. Love the print over the bed and the gallery of prints.

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Wow! You did a fantastic job on that room! I love it!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Absolutely gorgeous room!

Ms. Redo said...

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

Eve from Wood and Paint said...

Simply STUNNING!!!!! This is the best guest room I've seen in my life.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

This room belongs in a magazine!! Absolutely gorgeous!! I love every last detail!

Dixie Delights said...

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

Judy Bigg said...

Beautiful reveal in your room, perfect.

At The Picket Fence said...

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!
Vanessa

Scribbler said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

Betsy

dee dee said...

Such a beautiful and inviting room!
dee dee

Michele said...

Your guests will never want to leave such a beautiful room!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Stunning! Love all the fabrics you've used in here, especially the drapes and pillow on the bed. Such a restful retreat ~ I'm sure your guests will feel quite pampered staying here.

Gypsy Heart said...

I'd love to just pile up in bed with my Kindle and some iced tea! Everything looks beautiful ~ great job.

Pat

Allison Shops said...

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.
Allison
Atticmag

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

Beautiful absolutely beautiful. Love every detail. You did a magnificent job!! Well done!!

Nann

Designs By Pinky said...

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

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Absolutely a beautiful and stunning guest room fit for royalty...! Truly a magnificent job that you have done!

Anonymous said...

I'm drooling! Thanks for the inspiration.
carpoolmch at aol dot com

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Love your guest room, so beautiful! I especially love the egret picture.

Judy said...

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!

xoxo,
Judy

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.

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

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!

Helen's Decor said...

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

Andrea Young said...

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!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Could this space be any more perfect!! Do I need to make a reservation??
Thanks for linking up.
XO
Kristin

carey said...

Just Gorgeous!!! :-)

carey said...

Just Gorgeous!!!!! :-)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

What a gorgeous bedroom! Everything is perfect.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

The room is gorgeous! I love every inch of it. I bet your parents are happy to stay in your beautiful guest room.

Dee

Sharing Shadymont said...

ABSOLUTELY.AMAZING!!!!!

Shel said...

So, so pretty! I love your decorating style!

Budget Design Girl said...

This room is so inviting, and picture perfect! Love your style!!
xo-Lisa

Michelle @ the Princess and the Jedi said...

Wow! It's gorgeous--your guests are lucky people!

Janis@All Things Beautiful said...

I just LOVE everything about it!! So beautiful....so peaceful....what a lovely space!!!

Mindie Hilton said...

It's such a pretty room, looks like a fancy bed and breakfast.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It really is absolutely gorgeous. I would be in heaven in this room. I love it all. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Debbie said...

Your bedroom is delightful. I love your color scheme and all of the details.

Sweet dreams,
Debbie

pam {simple details} said...

Wow! The photo stopped me in my tracks! Your attention to detail makes this such a fabulous room! What a treat to be a guest in your home!

Erin @ Chronic Christian Crafter said...

Your room is GORGEOUS!!! You have immaculate taste! I would love it if you would come link up with our party that I co-host, Toot Your Horn Tuesdays, just opened yesterday and opens each Tuesday @ http://www.chronicchristiancrafter.blogspot.com/2012/05/toot-your-horn-party-12.html. Blessings,

Erin

KCoake said...

So beautiful!

chateau chic said...

Everything in your guest room is so beautifully appointed. Just lovely!
Mary Alice

Pamela said...

BEYOND gorgeous!! Your guest will never ever leave!!

Terry Moore said...

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!

The Tablescaper said...

Unbelievable. Just amazing. I love every little detail, but particularly LOVE the turquoise drops on the chandy!!!

- The Tablescaper

bj said...

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

Little Bit said...

I love!!! this room. Everything about it... the furniture, the accessories, the colors... beautiful! Little Bit from www.DecorateWithaLittleBit.com p.s. I'm finding a way to follow you LF or FB hope you'll come vist me.

Jane Craske said...

Oh my! What a lovely room, especially the blue embellishments. Thanks so much for sharing.

Jana@Transformations From the Heart said...

Your guest room turned out just beautiful.

Prissyville said...

I love before and afters. Great collection of things...tied together very well. Soft and pretty.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Very professional decor and design ~ Wow! ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

Rooms by Ann said...

Gorgeous room, eye candy everywhere. Thanks for sharing.Happy to be a follower.

Erin~Just*Grand said...

I love this room! Beautiful job! Can't wait to see the bathroom. I am a new follower.

Ivy and Elephants said...

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!

Paula
ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

Jenny@thelavendermagnolia said...

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! ;)

Jenny

Katherines Corner said...

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

kayla said...

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!

Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage said...

Stunning!

Ashley C. said...

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!

Katie Olthoff said...

love it and pinning it!

Laura@Corner House said...

Such a perfect guest room, although you might find your guests don't ever leave. I featured this on friday night.

Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers said...

Wow! Can I move in?! You did such a fabulous job with every detail!

Robin from highpointcircle.blogspot said...

Really beautiful and looks like a million dollars! I love the story of all of the items and that is something money cannot never impart to a home. Great job. Thanks for sharing it with us!

cheapcraftymama said...

Oh my goodness, that looks AWESOME! I would love for you to share this (and any other house projects) at my May House Par-tay @ www.cheapcraftymama.com!

Babs said...

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!
Babs

DebbieDoesCreations said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love it :) Thanks so much for sharing at Toot Your Horn Tuesday!

Desiree @ The 36th AVENUE said...

WOW!
I am featuring you tomorrow during Sticker Time!

Anna said...

Wow, this is so incredibly gorgeous! I cannot believe the transformation! Thank you so much for sharing at the Weekend Warrior! I pinned it and featured it on my FB page.

Anna
www.askannamoseley.com

Emily Morgenstern said...

It's really gorgeous! Well done!

I've featured this on FB/Twitter/pinterest!

~Emily @52mantels.com

MomHomeGuide said...

I really like this look and like the mix of the grays and browns. Great job!

twelve-O-eight said...

Amazing, what a wonderful room, and the turquoise drops are the icing on a fabulous cake!

Your latest reader, Tanya :)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a wonderful retreat!

Danette Dillon said...

Wow. Beautiful job. So, so beautiful.

Christine said...

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!

thistlewoodfarm said...

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.
blessings,
karianne

Jill @Two Yellow Birds Decor said...

Your room is GORGEOUS!!! I love everything you did to it! I really like the chandelier! So pretty! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.
Jill

Judy said...

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.

Katie Sue said...

This room is beautiful! I love it.
Katie

Suzy said...

Gorgeous! Anyone would feel like a treasured guest in this space!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Absolutely gorgeous! So many wonderful details and you pulled them all together beautifully! What a wonderful room!

Chrissy Taylor said...

This is beautiful! The details are just perfect! Thanks for sharing it at Taylor House Thursday, you are being featured tonight!

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

Wow, you did such a fabulous job!! I especially LOVE the fabric for the curtains and the long body pillow. So pretty!

Jill @Two Yellow Birds Decor said...

Just wanted to let you know I am featuring your Amazing bedroom at today's link party! Wahoo!!

http://twoyellowbirdsdecor.blogspot.com/2012/05/thursdays-temptation-18-fabulous.html
Jill

Lindsey said...

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

Miss Charming said...

Such a beautiful guest room! I love all the pretty details but the chandelier is my favorite. Wonderful job!

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Beautiful! You're being featured today! XO, Aimee

Stacey said...

Your room is just amazing - so pretty and inviting!
Would love if you came by my party happening now to link it up!
Stacey of Embracing Change
http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

Isabelle Thornton said...

This is so classy! I would love if you link this to the French party on Monday!!! So pretty!!
newest follower. Follow back?
Xo
Isabelle
http://lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com/

Stacey said...

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

Jenny said...

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!

Valerie said...

One word: beautiful! Well done!

Valerie said...

One word:beautiful! Well done!

Letta said...

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!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Simply beautiful. Came over from Cottage and Vine-so glad I did! I'm on the verge of a master br redo and you've given me lots of great inspiration!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your guest room is so gorgeous!! I just adre the ikat fabric you've used. Well done!!

René said...

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

René

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Love the room-fit for a queen. Like the turquoise touches and the oyster latern. I may have to steal that idea. I'm a new follower. Cheers

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Glamorous Mommy said...

So beautiful! You've done an amazing job!!

Fotini

Marsha said...

The room is beautiful! I wish this was the guest room at my house!

MONICA LIVAS said...

It looks wonderful!

MyJoyDare said...

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

Tami

MyJoyDare said...

Love, love, love your guest suite! Did you make drapery panels? Can you give instructions? Are they lined?

Thank you,
Tami

MyJoyDare said...

Love, love, love your guest suite! Did you make the drapery panels? Can you give instruction? Are they lined?

Thank you,
Tami

mgb said...

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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