I have been planning to do a mini re-vamp of our guest room and after months of indecision (and unwillingness to spend a lot of $$$), I have finally begun the process. First, let me tell you a little about the room.
It is small. It also seems to have become a catch all for furniture without a home, decor that no longer is being used elsewhere, etc., etc. About a year and a half ago, I did spruce it up with a new desk and a Pottery Barn duvet, which you can see here.
As you can see, it's just a little tired looking - and not at all inviting to guests. To me, it seems very, very dated - and not in a good, vintagey kind of way!
Now on to the good stuff! I have wanted to do some sort of black, gray, and yellow color scheme in this room, as I have some vintage dog pictures that I want to use and I think they will be just perfect with those colors.
Aren't they cute? I've had them f-o-r-e-v-e-r and haven't really used them much in the last ten years or so. Time to bring them back out and give them their due!!
I've looked high and low for fabrics, bedding, etc. and nothing really jumped out at me. I kept coming up with something either too contemporary or too country.....what I really wanted was something traditional, with maybe a small dose of contemporary.
Today, while at Target, I came across a gorgeous gray, black, yellow, & white tablecloth which would be perfect to make drapery panels out of. (no sew, I might add). So in the cart it went, and I was off to find some other things that might work with that as my jumping off point.
Have you seen Targets new Threshold Line? Oh my goodness, and danger Will Robinson! They have some really fabulous stuff. All of the items, except for the pillow, came from that line.
Ta da! I found nearly everything I need, in terms of fabric items! Later in the day, I picked up a deco pillow at WalMart of all places and that my friends, is my guest room color story. For under $100! Woo hoo!
I love all the textures! The pillow and tablecloth-soon-to-be-curtains are of a linen type fabric, the gold blanket is has a nubby, woven texture, and beneath everything is a nubby rug. Inspiraton city!
I have some things to work on before I can put it all together - an annual clean out of the closet, clearing out some clutter and unnecessary furnishings. I am also looking for a lamp or two. But at least it is a start! Stay tuned!
Thanks for stopping in! Have yopu been looking for inspiration lately?
Wishing you happiness,
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