Sneak peek: My client’s guest bedroom

Here’s a peek at my client’s guest bedroom.


We started here…



Guest Bedroom Before

(I used to have that same lamp back in college–from Staples).




Printed grass cloth guest bedroom



And ended here.



What a difference!




My client added the peace pillow she found on a trip to Cambria and I love how it relaxes the formality of the chandelier and pleated drapes.  The bedding calls to mind a giant pin-tucked marshmallow (if there ever were such a thing) and makes the room so cozy. I am crazy for the printed grasscloth wallpaper (from Thibaut’s Andros Collection/Cream on Beige.)



Printed grasscloth wallpaper

 Here’s a closeup of the printed grasscloth. The motif was kind of falling gingko leaves meets bare trees.




We had the acoustic “popcorn” ceiling smoothed, replaced the window, painted the ceiling and walls, added a chandelier, crown molding and a more stately baseboard, door, and window trim. Oatmeal-toned Berber wool carpet was installed along with a wrought iron rod and custom curtains, new bedroom and closet doors and these beauties…




Baldwin doorknob

Ah, the Baldwin egg knobs.




I cannot state enough what a difference good hardware makes. These slightly distressed Baldwin egg knobs feel so solid and cool-to-the-touch in your palm. You can just feel the good craftsmanship. (Baldwin hand-forges their knobs from a billet of solid brass; you can read more about the process here). I know it might sound odd to say a doorknob feels exciting, but they really do.





This chandelier may be beautiful but was oh-so-tedious to assemble!




There are more rooms to go, but this is the first finished one.  I’ll keep you posted (pun intended) on more to come!


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3 Comments on Sneak peek: My client’s guest bedroom

  1. jen
    March 20, 2014 at 1:10 PM (6 years ago)

    Stunning transformation. I too am turned on by good hardware. Bravo on the transformation! Love the grass clothe!

  2. Diane
    March 20, 2014 at 6:48 PM (6 years ago)

    Well done! Love the warm sunny colors. It looks so inviting. Love the gingko leaves!


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