Moving to our new home (a veritable vacation spot with lake, museums, shopping, restaurants. . . ) , my goal was to have clean, cozy and comfortable guest rooms. I used to run a B & B, for pete's sake. . . I know how to gussy up a room for guests. I got this. And I did. Sort of. . .
One quick switch of the bed so the first thing you notice when you walk into the room (and first thing Guest sees when he/she wakes up) is the view.
That view. Yes.
Moving the bed left slim room on either side for table and lamps - no fear! How about a stand-mounted basket (not sure what that stand was actually supposed to go to, but a couple nuts and bolts and suddenly I had a clever table with a bit of storage to boot) and lamp (with birdy finial) on the wall side
and a full-of-character (and sealed with clear coat) vintage ladder
and freshly painted and topped floor lamp for the other. Niiiiiice. . .
Now, what about that wall? Had to keep everything thin as possible and up a little higher than usual so anyone trying to climb in that side of the bed doesn't have to worry about knocking everything off the wall. . . Hmmmm. . . what to do, what to do?? A little digging through my stash-pile and I came up with that fun tray which set the mood for the rest - pictures from past lake trips, vintage lake post cards and all framed in weathered wood and seashell frames. Score!
But where to sit? And set luggage? A couple old beautiful boards I've been hoarding for years-years-years finally have a use!!!! Some gentle sanding and waxing of the boards, an addition of painted legs and... statement making benches that help frame the window.
A few more touches - keeping the outdoor theme and touches of denim blue in mind. A hat perfect for the beach.
Some shells and rocks in a metal basket - not to mention a sweet little embroidered velvet pillow.
That is, unless there are guests visiting (which is often).
Have a Gussy-Guest room kind of day -