As some of you may know that have been following my blog, one of my guest rooms was done in a lake theme this past year. I live in a lake town and thought I should have my guest room reflect that. I was happy with it until I tried to introduce Red into the room.
When I think of a lake house I think of colors like reds, whites, blues etc. Brighter bolder colors.
A few weeks ago I showed you how I introduced some red to the scene. I tried but just could not embrace it. I am a white, cream very neutral girl. My whole house is done in white, cream and chippy so this room just felt detached from the rest of the house.
I wanted my guests to feel like they could retreat to this room and be comfy and cozy during their stay. The Lake theme just screamed "Hey throw on your bathing suit and let's go jump in the lake"!!!! I just could not embrace that.
I changed up the guest room . Took everything down and out of the room and started from scratch. I did not have to buy a thing (just paint) and I used things I had stored or from other parts of the house to fill the room.
Here is my new guest room. It is still a work in progress. I still have a whole wall open for something down the road to hang there.
I am heading to Morris where all the cute shops are on Wednesday with my good friend. I hope to find some things for the new guest room.
Now after reading all of this here goes...........
|I added some cute cream and white pillows to the bed. I re used my white ruffle bed spread and I had this tan and white checked duvet so I added that to the end of the bed.|
|This is the bike I had out in the garden that was painted blue. My hubby painted it cream for me so I could move it indoors and add some whimsy to my guest room.|
|The inspiration for bringing the bike into the room was a few years back my hubby and I stayed in a B&B and each room came with bikes to ride. It was so much fun so I recreated the memories of that trip.|
|Added a bouquet of flowers and a little bird with books to the basket.|
|Remember this bike I have in my the dining room !!!!|
My philosophy is you can never have enough bikes or doors!!!! At least that is what I am telling my husband as he shakes his head every time I bring one into the house!!!
|I added this cute little bike rental sign to my old vintage mail box in the room.|
|I also love this old "Room for Rent" sign I had. I think it is cute for this guest bedroom.|
|I just moved the old vintage door with hangers over to the other wall. Love the character the old door adds to the room.|
|These are the old shutters that I had turned the other way to make the headboard in the Lake theme. I turned them around and they were more natural wood and chippy white. I staggered them on each side of the window.|
|I am looking for a cute side table. For now I have the old painted counter stool. I would like to find something unique for the side table.|
|I am not real happy with this door yet. I love the old vintage mail box on the door but not sure about the old frame and door knob. That could be changing.|
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