For week two of the One Room Challenge (to see inspiration and read post one, head here), the only thing I did was connect with suppliers and order textiles. The guest bedroom had just been left to be blah and its gray and white color palette wasn’t the most inspiring. For this space, I’m imagining a lot of different patterns, textures, and prints. Since I’m trying to save on as much as I can, I’m sharing what I’m saving on, what I’m splurging on, and my DIY plans.
First, the statement piece in the guest bedroom has to be this amazing headboard from The Inside. If you haven’t heard of The Inside yet, buckle up, because it’s about to be your new favorite custom upholstery shop. They have hundreds of different patterns and items available to upholster. When I saw this headboard in Jade Cherry Blossom, I knew it needed to be the focal point of the guest bedroom.
Next, I wanted to keep the linens classic but also a bit whimsical. I turned to my friends at Garnet Hill to help supply some of these incredible pieces. To play up the “nature” inspired print on the headboard, I went with a vine embroidered duvet in blue fog with matching continental (square) pillow shams. For the sheets, I went with this delightful block print blue vine print. To add a layer of warmth in the winter, the mid-layer of the sheet set is going to be this cotton blanket in blue smoke. Finally, I’m finishing the top with this incredible tapestry-inspired throw from Williams & Sonoma and this delightful throw pillow featuring William Morris Arbutus Green print. It’s a fun mix of greens, blues, and nature-inspired patterns that’s going to really be a statement when you enter the room.
The one complaint from the guests that we have who stay here is that the window treatments we have aren’t the best for keeping light out. So I’m turning to my favorite blinds via Overstock in neutral and flanking them with a block print-inspired set of curtains. I haven’t decided if I’m buying them from Pepper-Home (another printed design textile business you’ll love) or if I’m going to rebuy these curtains and custom block print stamp the curtains myself. TBD. Buying would be easier, but DIY would be fun. I’m also a huge supporter of these West Elm-inspired curtain rods from Amazon. I love the acrylic finial at the end of this to “glam” up the space a bit. I have them in plain gold and black in the other rooms in the house.
My motto: don’t spend more on your window treatments than your bedding.
Finally, my DIYs.
First up, the grasscloth-covered end tables. I really loved these end tables but just cannot justify the outrageous price for them. So I found some affordable end tables on Walmart’s website that I will be covering myself with this grasscloth from Home Depot. Wish me luck. I just finished assembling the end tables, which was pretty easy, so here’s hoping I can cover the tables just as simply.
Lastly, I found this gorgeous MCM chest of drawers from Facebook Marketplace that is in desperate need of some TLC. I love the walnut color, but I believe it’s going to really look spectacular once I paint it in Benjamin Moore’s Alabaster and refreshing the hardware with Rub N Buff.