interiors & styling: A Bright Bedroom

My guest bedroom gets the best natural light in the entire house. My husband laughs because I call it “my room”… and it really is one of my favorites. My closet is located in this space and I sometimes work from the guest room (since shooting this post, I’ve shifted things around a bit and now have a little desk in front of the window). Long story short- it just has really good energy and I hangout here a lot!


I also feel like this room will never be finished because it’s kind of a “catch all”. I use it for so many purposes: actual guests, my office/studio, dressing room, and TV room (because did you guys know you can only stream certain shows on Hulu via the internet?!). It’s a good thing I have an iMac. Anyway, I’m always rearranging it and there’s usually organized clutter and chaos happening in this space, which prevents me from committing to permanent design elements (art, shelving, heavy furniture, etc).

Here’s a glimpse at how it usually looks as a guest room:

You guys know I’ve got a soft spot for art. I installed the above Minted print in a client’s home, fell in love with it, and decided I should hang it in my own house. It was so quirky and cool, I just couldn’t get it off of my mind.

With only two closets in the house, of course Kalyn let me take the larger one. He made these really awesome paneled bi-fold closet doors for me and I’m thrilled with the outcome. DIY on those doors coming next week… stay tuned!

This interesting lower built-in covers the pitch of our basement stairs. Eventually, I’d love to hang floating shelves above it and create an art ledge, but for now it’s a pretty minimal looking corner that sometimes acts as a bench seat (or the perfect ledge for my food photography shoots, ha!).

One of my favorite pieces in the room is the vintage nightstand. One of my friends found it at a consignment shop for under $20. It needs a little work and someday I’ll probably refinish it and trade the hardware, but for now I’m cool with it.

I love that fringe bedding, but unfortunately it sold out super fast. Lucky for you guys, I’ve rounded up similar items and found bedding that is equally as awesome! Here’s how to get the look:

01. flush mount star light fixture // 02. vintage car wall art // 03. abstract print // 04. similar pom bedding // 05. industrial task floor lamp // 06. graphic throw pillow // 07. mid century style bed // 08. table lamp // 09. souk wool shag rug // 10. marble console table // 11. woven ottoman // 12. budget nightstand // 13. hairpin leg console table // 14. flokati ottoman // 15. vintage storage nightstand // 16. faux shagreen box // 17. soy candle // 18. egg shaped bud vase

Did you guys see my tips for preparing a guest room? Sometimes for extra special guests, I shuffle this room around. Ha! Which look do you prefer?

Photography: Dana Miller for House*Tweaking and Sarah Gibson for Room for Tuesday


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