Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Got Company??? (Guest Bedroom Reveal)

Hello Lovely Readers !!!! I've had an extended weekend because of the snow we've had here in Virginia. And looks like we'll be having a lot more snow sooner than later............ 

With the holiday season here, we have family and friends visiting us. You know what that means........late night heart-to-heart conversations, loads of catching up or just having a good laugh over an extra hot cuppa. But on the other hand, I also realize that some of my guests may be tired or jet lagged and might want to rest before cashing in on the fun. So I wanted to spruce up the guest bedroom before they started arriving.........

Armed with the wonderful thought, "No matter how you show hospitality, if your doing it out of love, you can't do it wrong"  and keeping a close eye on form and function, I started putting the guest bedroom together. A super comfortable mattress that assures a good nights' sleep and relaxing color tones in shades of teal together with doses of raw sienna set the mood for this room. Kantha and Ikat patterns bring drama to this space. The kantha inspired duvet was an absolute steal from Home Goods. Love the fact that the duvet can be reversed for a new look when bored.
A side table with ample storage space for the guests knick-knacks is a must. Some books on the side table for those who need a good read before bedtime. A night lamp within reach acts as a reading lamp too.
I try to make my family and friends feel comfortable and special by going that extra mile..............tea/coffee in bed and some fresh flowers:)
To add a personal touch to the room, I framed some of my water color paintings.The archway painting that you see here is an original watercolor on paper done by Moi. A photograph of a restored palace in Rajasthan in an Inside Outside Magazine was the inspiration behind this piece of love. Little did I know then, that it would match my color palette for my guest bedroom, 10 years down the line:) A couple of details like this jewelry holder and my Bali inspired container add the finishing touches to the room.  
Here's another view of my guest room. My Anthro-kantha chair with it's compact size is perfect for the corner. You can sit down for a quick read or take your time to put on those socks. Another one of my creations, this time an abstract (acrylic on canvas), hangs above the chair. It fit like a glove into color palette of the room.
The Ikat curtains in a soft teal shade are from Target. Without a second thought, they came home with me.
And finally, I'm signing off for today with a close up shot of these gorgeous carnations. Hope you'll enjoyed the tour of my guest bedroom. Do drop me a line, I'd love to hear from you.

Take care and Have a wonderful day!!!! 
Images:Clicked by me. Please do not use without prior written permission.
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14 comments:

  1. Loved it Shruthi!! Having bought a new house, your space is giving me a lot of ideas :)

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    1. I'm so glad Neha. Congrats on getting a new home:)

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  2. Wow...great decoration. I really like your "Athidhi Devo bhava" attitude. Good job!

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  3. Can i come over :) What a fabulous guest bedroom!!

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    1. You are most welcome Anu, I'd love that.....Anytime ur in Virginia, you can take me up on the offer:)

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  4. Lovely and inviting! The only thing I would do differently is probably paint the wall. You know me-I favor color immensely.
    This is beautiful too and the accents pop nicely in the backdrop of the lighter wall.

    ~deepa

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Deepa........since I love changing the look of a room very often, color on the walls would kind of make it rigid for me to work with. I love keeping the walls and main pieces neutral and add drama to the space through colorful accents and fabrics:)

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  5. Lovely, cozy and inviting. That's exactly how a guest room should be :)

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    1. Thank you Reshma for your words of appreciation. It's wonderful to see you here on my blog.....I adore your design style too:)

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  6. this guest room is so inviting... warm and done with so much love... :) loved the decor and the ideas..

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    1. Thank you Shaz for stopping by and taking the time to give such wonderful feedback:)

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  7. Fabulous ..... cozy and beautiful . And the wall painting and decor is amazing.

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    1. Thank you Chetna for the wonderful feedback........hope you have a wonderful week!!!

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