Our family was over this past weekend for the fence party and since we gave them a house tour it’s only right that you should get one too. Let’s start with the guest room, we’ve done a lot of work in here since move in day. The space has been transformed since the days of floor to ceiling green and poly blend floor coverings. Now the room is anchored by matching antique iron frame beds and a mantle addition.
We wanted to make our out of town family cozy and relaxed so we opted for the tried and true Threshold linens from Target. They are super soft and come in a million colors and patterns.
Extra blankets and pillows are stored in a refinished blanket chest that doubles as a shared nightstand. The soft minty green we picked is protected from accidental dings with 3 coats of poly.
A small arrangement of crepe paper flowers on the nightstand made by yours truly from the Paper to Petal book. Neil found the mint colored flower frog at a local antique store for me to go with these poppies.
Across the room was a pretty generic mantle. To dress it up, we added the top section with the mirror and painted it white to match. Originally it was in my great aunt’s home but had been removed and stored away. We never like painting over solid wood if we can help it but some of the finish was in pretty bad shape so paint was our best option. We attached it to the mantle with wood glue and dowels and anchored it to the wall with concrete screws. It looks like it was made for that spot!
A gray velvet bench from Target provides a place for guests to sit or to put suitcases. The mid-century design plays well with the vintage and handmade decor. In fact I liked it so much that we bought the same bench in blue for the dining room.
What details in your home help bring the space together? Tell us in the comments!