|Me drinking a glass of Vino in my favorite spot!|
This week, is going to be all about my guest room/studio.
I'm not a girl that likes to go by the rules (if there are any) of reveals...and I am so excited about this one, that I just can't help myself. Instead of having a reveal AFTER I show all of the projects in progress, I am going to go ahead and show the WHOLE reveal. THEN I'll show you what I did with all of the projects. I tried to take pictures as I was doing everything, but sometimes I was so frenzied I forgot...please forgive me.
This project started, as many of my personal projects do, "Hmmmm, what am I going to do today....I guess I will get started on the studio." And then the Snowball started rolling down the mountain! I decided to challenge myself to get it done in a week. I am proud to say, it is done. Whew!
As a small reminder, here are the before pics. I am not proud of this, by any means. The room had become a dumping ground, the closed door, the "don't you DARE look in that room!"....you get the picture. I do admit the photos were taken as I started to unload the room, so it was much worse than usual....but makes for Fantastic Before and Afters!
|Trying the bed as a daybed....bad Idea!|
|I really wanted the chaise to work, but it won't. For another project or client. super cute though.|
|Who could possibly create in this!|
I started by taking my own advice....CLEAR THE ROOM....re-assess the floor plan and your existing furniture. And go from there. Just because you really want that big armoire and chaise (recovered of course) to work in the space (ie. Moi) doesn't mean it is going to!!!!!....find another home for it...in this case the armoire is filling a perfect space in my daughters room....and move on. The room will be better because of it.
So I re-positioned the bed, and split the room down the middle lengthwise. The guest room area, and the office area. It is not a big room by any means...12X13. With off-center windows and closets. Challenging, but not the end of the world.
|Had to use my favorite colors...it IS my room afterall!|
|Filled with all of the things I love!|
|Now I MUST get to work!|
|Luckily, my "Queen Bee" chair never sold. I really wanted it for myself. I am selfish like that!|
|A nice reading nook. And place for my guest's to relax and retreat!|
There you have it, ya'll.
I really used mostly things that I had and that I love. (my philosophy on design in general ) Now I have NO more excuses as to why I can't get it all done or have people stay! I have a serene, creative space to get to work on all of those client projects that are trickling in! AND a space to take in all of my guests!
It works so well, I had a little Wine get togeather Thursday night when I finished. 2 of my close friends, me and my husband....and we all had a comfortable place to sit! Who knew????:)
I will go through the details this week.