Sunday, May 3, 2015

Cream and White Guest Room

If color is your thing this post is probably not going to be your cup of tea.  I did up some changes in my guest room and kept the palette very neutral.


The entry way into the guest room is where I have my angel on the old chippy swing to greet my guests.



The hanger that the swing hangs from is an old school desk top.  I love the history to this piece.  You can see all the past loves's carved their initials into the desk areas.

The door to the guest room I hung an old vintage mailbox full of magazines.

On this side of the guest room bed is an old dresser in white and old cream chippy shutters hang above the dresser.  The old vintage record box holds more magazines.






My bed linens are all in cream and whites.

I decided to keep the room light and neutral.  I figure the guests that stay here will add the color! :)  I want this room to be serene and restful for my guests.


I have an old chippy candle chandelier over the bed for romance.


Sweet Dreams Pillows





I have a chandelier on this side of the bed for a more romantic feel for the room instead of a lamp on the table.





This chandelier gives off a soft and pretty light at night in this room.




Brought in this old garden table for this side of the bed.


The sun filters in this room in the late afternoon.  




For now I am loving the neutral palette in this guest room.  I love to mix the architectural pieces to bring some character to the room. 

 I have to be honest I am looking for new drapes that will have a splash of color to them.  Just have not found the right pattern and colors to match in this room.  When I do find the right curtain I may paint the headboard to a soft color to pick up the drapes.  For now until I find just the right drapes it will be staying neutral in this room.  When I have guest stay I always add fresh cut flowers with lots of color in a pretty blue mason jar.
I really want the room to feel serene and not the center of attention.  I want my guests to feel they bring the color to the room.

Have a great start to the new week ahead.
Thanks for your visit and sweet comments always.
Kris
:)

57 comments:

  1. What a delightful room for any guest. It looks so inviting and restful. The neutral palette looks beautiful with the sunlight streaming in.

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  2. Oh, I do love this room, Kris. You've captured the light perfectly. And that angel on the swing can't be any more adorable. Love the initials on the desktop: JM + JM. Maybe JM loved him/her self. :) I guess you've gotta love yourself before you can love somebody else, right?

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  3. MY room is looking great, Kris! lol Love that angel and it sets the tone for the whole room-restful and serene! What a great repurpose for an old desk top, Kris. Love it. Hope you have a great Sunday afternoon- xo Diana

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  4. It's a beautiful room, Kris! You have so many wonderful, chippy pieces and beautiful linens. If I ever visit your town, I'm staying with you. You'll have to tell Diana not to come at the same time cause I'm sleeping in that room! : )

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  5. You always have the best architectural elements, Kris! Love that school desktop!!

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  6. This is totally my cup of tea Chris. This room is so pretty and inviting. The swing is adorable. Glad to see you are feeling better and back in blog land. :) Julie

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  7. THAT TINY DRESSER IS EXACTLY WHAT I'VE BEEN SEARCHING FOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Crap, why do I never find such pretty pieces? Your guest room looks beautiful. I love the mailbox idea, too.

    Happy Sunday!!

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  8. It's beautiful I'll be right over for a stay. I can't wait to see what you find for curtains! Going to be 80 here today. I hope to get more things in the garden.

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  9. Hi Kris,
    Just wondering if I can book my stay now.....I am sure your reservation list will be full very shortly. :) What a lovely, cozy and inviting space you have created for your guests....beautiful job!
    Have a grea day!
    Kathleen

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  10. That's exactly a guest room I wish I could stay in:-) Fantastic job:-) I love the chandelier the most - I can imagine what a great atmosphere it gives at night.
    Greetings:-)

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  11. Kris, Your guest room is calming. I love how you used the old mailbox, so clever. The chandy hanging in the corner is sweet. You just have the best knack for using unexpected pieces . I am laughing at Diana and JoAnne... those funny girls. Blessings for a beautiful Sunday. xoxo,Susie

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  12. It looks super sweet, and it looks wonderful neutral. I really love the angel on the swing.xoxo Su

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  13. Simply gorgeous Kris !
    That Angel on the swing is the cutest thing ever ( and love the history of the desk part ! )
    And I love that lamp shade !!!!!!!!!!
    Did you make it ? I need something like that for our guest room
    xoxox

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  14. I am always amazed how you make white "pop" against white. Your room is wonderful and filled with so much fun detail.

    If our house wasn't so small, I would try the mailbox on the door idea - I love that.

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  15. Kris,
    I've gotta use the word I'm being teased over lately ... legacy ... Oh Kris I adore the legacy of the school desk top that the swing hangs from, with that cutout for the inkwell. I also love the sweet yellow swing. Very serene and pretty guestroom and I know whenever John and I finally visit it will be an incredibly fun weekend!!! Love the room and that clever architectural headboard made of vintage doors.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  16. What a wonderful guest cottage room, I love the use of salvaged pieces placed here and there, and I also remember when you used the doors for your headboard post its a great look for this room. How welcoming this room is for your guest, it feel like the bridal suite.

    Xx
    Dore

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  17. Sorry - you'll have to tell Diana and JoAnn that that is my room and they have to come sometime when I'm not planning on being there. I love that room!

    Judy

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  18. I love so many things about this room...the school desk is probably my favorite, but I love the idea of using a vintage mailbox for the magazines! I always get so much inspiration from you, sweet friend!

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  19. I'm with Kathleen, can I book my stay now, too? Gorgeous! It's so serene and the way the light streams in is just so pretty...and Cottage Journal? Dreamy!

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  20. Hi Kris, I love your guest room! It look so pretty and peaceful and any guest would be happy to stay in there! I hope you are feeling better and recuperating. Take care and have a restful week. Julie xo

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  21. Really love all the architectural details in this room, Kris, they add so much character and a sense of history. Okay, you know I'm a colour girl, but I do appreciate neutrals for the pretty serenity they contribute to a space, and your guest room is the perfect example!

    Have a lovely week!

    Poppy

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  22. Serene works for me. I love this beautiful guest bedroom and if I were your guest I'd be delighted to stay in such soft surroundings.
    Love the old window with the glass doorknob. Heck, I love everything.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  23. You know I love all the white. It is so restful. My thoughts on adding some color in the curtains would be to use a faded floral. Maybe Simply Shabby Chic or my favorite for florals- Cabbages and Roses. I think it would be pretty for Summer. xxo

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  24. Target has some beautiful Faux Silk Pleat curtains in white or pale pink. I think they are so pretty and could see either of them in your Guest Room

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  25. Beautiful! The headboard and chandelier are gorgeous! The little angel -- too, too sweet! Have a great evening!

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  26. It's just so beautiful, everything, but especially the headboard and the angel.

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  27. Lovely. I do love the photo with the sun streaming in.
    Carla

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  28. I love all the white, it's all so pretty! That metal and glass garden side table is to die for! If I was a guest in this beautiful and relaxing room I might not ever leave though! ;) Kimberley

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  29. It's always a pleasure to visit your guest room even if it is via blogland! Have a super week! Feel Well!! Blessings, Cindy xoxo

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  30. It looks so bright and soothing. I love everything, especially the angel and the school desk. Your guests are very lucky!
    HUgs
    Alessandra

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  31. Absolutely GORGEOUS Kris! Hope you're still making good progress?

    Hugs

    Judi in the UK

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  32. I would definitely want to stay in that room! It's so refreshing and clean.
    Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

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  33. how sweet to have your angel on the swing greet your guests, kris:) sweet room! hope you are feeling better each day!

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  34. Hi Kris
    I just love everything about your Guest Room. Your sweet angel sitting on the swing is just the cutest thing. Love it. You make all of your rooms so inviting. Hope you are feeling better and better every day
    Enjoy this gorgeous day today Kris
    deezie

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  35. Such a beautiful guest room.....I love the headboard made out of old doors and the little iron garden table!!!!
    ~Des

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  36. What a beautiful room, I love everything! The bedding is gorgeous too, may I ask where you got the spread/comforter with all the lovely ruffles, exactly what I have been looking for for ages.

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    1. Candy,
      I got the white ruffle bedspread on Ebay. There is a women that sells these on there. I also have on occasion found them at Stein Mart and Home Goods. The woman that sells them on Ebay is pricey but if you are not in a hurry check out TJ Maxx and Home Goods I have gotten them there for a lot less money. Hope that helps.
      Kris

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  37. BEAUTIFUL Kris!! I'm making my reservations today:-)

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  38. I love all white rooms. You're right that your guests will bring color to the room. I love the little chest next to the bed. I'm always drawn to chests and have quite a few in my home.

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  39. Absolutely stunning! When can I come??? Lol! ;) (I spy an IH!) Hope you're felling well! You GO girl!

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  40. Oh my gosh Kris, what a beautiful guest room! So soft, calming, interesting, and welcoming. I adore the old school desk you used to mount the hooks for your Angel swing. Your mailbox on the door to house magazines is such a great idea. Of course I love the old door headboard. I love everything about this room including your motto, "Let the guests bring the color". Love it!

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  41. This is such a lovely sanctuary you've created for your guests, Kris! Love the bed linens, and the garden table brings in a variety of texture...I love anything with rust! :-)
    Mary Alice

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  42. Kris you are always thinking of others and I'm pretty sure when they come to stay they really feel welcome. The bedroom is like a dream, sleeping there would be a good nights rest. Hope that you are getting your strength back. Have a lovely day. Hugs, Jo

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  43. I love everything about your dreamy white guest room. Everything is so charming including your sweet swinging doll.

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  44. Hope you continue to feel more and more like yourself Kris! Enjoyed the tour of your redone guest bedroom, and I think the piece that really caught my eye was what you did with the old school desk top - that is just really creative and I love it! The room is very serene and peaceful, and I know your guest will enjoy staying in such a lovely peaceful room!

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  45. Even though I am color person, I must say that I love this room as it is so very serene and beautiful....a place where guests can truly relax and feel surrounded by beauty....I so love how you so wonderfully incorporate unique architectural pieces for both beauty and function. i am sure you will find the perfect drapes for the room that will inspire you with the color for the headboard.

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  46. I love color, but I love neutral, too and this room is su-weet!

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  47. Everything you seem to touch Kris, just has that magical look to a room. You are so talented. I LOVE this room. I can dream of having a fresh neutral room maybe someday.

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  48. OMG...I'm totally in love with your beautiful room...it is just magnificent and I love cream and white...(with a tiny touch of pale, watery aqua.):)
    May I borrow one of your photos here to add to a post I am doing on using olden shutters...with a link back to you, of course.
    I am always on the search for shutters...just flat love 'em....

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  49. I find the neutral palette very soothing for a bedroom and you added so many interesting details, that it makes the room far from boring. You prove that one don't need garish colours to create a happy room.

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  50. I love all of the creative ways you display things, Kris...and your iron garden table is SO pretty!

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  51. Looks pretty dreamy to me! Love it...can I come over? he he...
    Have a good evening.
    Leticia

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  52. I would be so happy staying in this all white room Kris. So peaceful, so beautiful!

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  53. Come see YOUR room on MY blog...:)

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  54. Of course I love everything you do Kris and this room is beyond beautiful too, but I think my favourite part of this post is your closing sentiment " I want my guests to feel they bring the color to the room". I for one would love to be the guest bringing colour to your guest bedroom. Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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  55. Your guest room is absolutely gorgeous, Kris! Even though I started to like a bit of color here and there again, I would feel very comfortable in your room. It's cozy, dreamy and has a fresh look with wonderful chippiness. Fabulous!!!
    Julia

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