Hello, friends! How have you been? The past few weeks have felt like a blur as I settle into my new job during the weekdays and work on our living room during the weekends. That said, I finally have an exciting reveal worth sharing here on the blog: our guest bedroom!
In January, on one of those impossibly snowy days, I covered the walls of the room in a new coat of paint: Benjamin Moore's "Palladian Blue". The color reminds me of sea glass, the perfect soothing color for a guest bedroom, and the inspiration for it came from the Parlor Textiles print on the throw pillow and chair seat.
Elsewhere in the room, elements of gold, white and a touch of oxblood combine for a palette I really love.
The bedside tables, which were purchased as an unfinished pair from Ebay, took forever to settle on. I searched high and low for an option that complemented, rather than competed, with the other furnishings. I painted the tables with a coat of BM's "White Dove" (the same color we're using in our living room) and a finish coat of liming wax.
Atop the tables sit a pair of turned lamps that I discovered in a Greenwich, CT consignment store for $40 for the pair.
One of the primary reasons I didn't share this space before now: the seagrass rug from Ballard was on backorder for nearly 2 months. I'm glad we waited because I absolutely love it.The series of vintage mushroom prints that hang over the bed may look familiar--they've hung in our guest bedroom since our previous apartment.
Here's the bamboo etagere, which sits between the room's two windows. I love its mottled finish.
Opposite the bed sits the ticking stripe skirted table that Mom and I worked on a few years ago. It still looks fresh and I don't see myself discarding it anytime soon. On top, the thrifted oxblood lamp works well against the blue-green walls.
(all via Meet Me in Philadelphia)
This coming weekend, my parents will be visiting and will be the first guests in our officially-complete guest bedroom. I'm glad to have a dedicated space for our special visitors that I'm also proud to show off.
Paint: "Palladian Blue" by Benjamin Moore
Antique bed: from Craigslist
Bamboo etagere: from Craigslist
Rug: Seagrass rug with "bark" border from Ballard Designs
Curtains: Aina linen shades in white from Ikea
Shades: Petite rustique bamboo shades from Overstock
Shaker-style nightstands: unfinished, from Ebay
Accent pillow/fabric on side chair: "Winter Floral" by Parlor Textiles
Bedding: Organic cotton blanket from Target, white duvet cover from JC Penney
All other items were thrifted/found while antiquing
Finally, I just want to say how much I've missed my blogging friends and the inspiration you all provide on a daily basis! Glad to be back (to a semi-regular routine here)!