We've come to the end of the home tour, y'all - the guest bedroom suite of our Humble House Project! You've seen the loft and powder bath, the media room, the primary suite, the living room, the kitchen, and the adjoining dining room of this beautiful house so far, and today it's time to bring you into the guest room suite! As always, let's start with a before...
This family hosts many loved ones, so this guest bedroom suite will be much loved throughout the next few decades. Notice above that they have two double closets along one wall, a window on the next wall, and bathroom access on the third wall.
We only really had one wall to house a queen bed with smaller nightstands, so the layout option was straight forward. Changing finishes and updating furniture was the biggest change for this space!
We kept their old mattress, but updated the bed itself to one with ample padding and performance upholstery on the headboard for ease of sitting up to read or watch videos in bed. If that's not enough, we have five fluffy pillows for extra support!
Because the door to enter the guest room is along this wall, we didn't have much space to do bedside tables, but these dark wood tables were perfect and provide a bit of extra storage with the second shelf for each.
We also went with plug-in wall sconces to keep the lighting affordable, and save valuable real estate on those bedside tables!
His parents were large animal veterinarians, so that art piece above the bed was, I'm sure, subconsciously an ode to them :) We had already made plans for the art downstairs in the dining room when I spied this photo below during our selections process for styling and accessories, I knew exactly where in this house it would hang.
Continuing the touch of green we have throughout the house, we went with this yummy olive green layered linen bedding paired with a taupe textured comforter, folded in half at the end of the bed. This room is now guest ready no matter the time of year.
There are many ways to keep a guest bedroom affordable, but definitely invest in good pillows and bedding for your guests. These will be the single most touched items in your home by them, so make it comfortable!
Mmm, I still love that dresser and lamp combo so much! The dresser and set of lamps were also an investment, and I told them that the dresser is definitely an heirloom piece they could have for multiple generations. If they decide to have more children or have aging parents move in, this bedroom could easily convert to another permanent bedroom as well.
The little art piece on the right wall is actually an NLI original - it may (or may not) surprise you that I dabble in drawing and art in my free time. I wish I had more time to do it on a larger scale but since we only needed a smaller piece I sat down with my iPad and came up with a cool geometric piece that you get just a little glimpse of above. It helped again with affordability and keeping this room on budget, and I loved being able to contribute a small art piece to these clients!
The adjoining bathroom was as builder grade as you could get - it was fun doing this update!
The clients had already chosen black fixture finishes for the secondary bathrooms upstairs, so we complemented that with new warm gray penny tile flooring, set with a light warm gray grout. The gorgeous green color on this custom vanity was one of the first design choices we made. As you can see, this green packs a punch and pictures do not do it justice as to how much impact it brings to this space.
We brought in a little bit of brass in the overhead sconce and which we repeated with the little planter in the corner. We also brought in more warmth with the wooden tray and frame on this modern black and white artwork.
We used the same warm gray grout for the herringbone pattern shower subway tile (always go darker on the grout, y'all), and added this striped shower curtain for additional pattern play in the shower.
I'm sad to say this is it! These are all the professionally photographed spaces our schedules allowed us to capture. I can't thank these clients enough for trusting me to bring their new home to life and for their compassion while working around all of my personal life chaos at the beginning of the project. This house and these clients will always hold a special place in my heart, and I'm so happy to be able to share what we've created together!
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