Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Our Guest Room / Starting Point

I am in full-on over-drive to finish our guest room before spring arrives.  Once the weather warms up, we plan on having quite a few visitors come to Louisville.  The good news is that I have decided on most of the elements for the room and I just now need to pull them all together.  This is where I am ….

{1} I already own John Robshaw's turmeric fabric and plan on using this fabric for euro shams for the bed.  These will be propped against a white headboard.

{2} I would love to get Circa's french library sconces to flank a very large scale bulletin board above my desk (not pictured), but I'm still on the fence due to the price.  Maybe I'll be surprised on Mother's Day?? ;)

{3} Woven shades are installed and white drapes still need to be installed.  I plan on sewing trim on the edges of the panels.

{4} Remember how I said I wanted to add color this year as part as my New Year's resolutions??  Well, here it goes…I will be adding a pop of red as a lumbar pillow.  Love Quadrille's nitik pattern.

{5} The walls are already painted BM White Dove and I want to do a bold bedskirt to ground the bed. I love checks so it probably is no surprise that the bedskirt will be blue and white checked.  

{6} I would love to bite the bullet and invest a tortoise bamboo side table to add some warmth and texture to the room besides the woven shades.  Most bamboo side tables I've seen are in the the $300 to $400 range…..hoping I can find one for half that! 

Well, that is it for now…..Let the fun begin!!  


  1. Love your ideas Fran! Perfect pattern mixture!

  2. Love everything!! Beautiful fabrics and choices. This is going to kill you but I found a tortoise side table on the side of the street in my old SF neighborhood - by far my best street find ever!!!

  3. Yes, yes, and yes! I am all over this room! Can't wait to see the finished project!! xx

  4. perfection once again. I can't wait to see the finished room. (curious-is the trim in your home also white dove?)

  5. I'm in the same boat - I really want to finish the girls rooms so that I can start focusing on something else around the house. By that time it will be exterior projects. I love that lumbar pillow!

  6. Love all your ideas! Can't wait to see the finish!