New Guest Bedroom

I mentioned the big switch between our guest bedroom and home office earlier.  I was ready for a more neutral wall color in the guest bedroom, and I knew I wanted it to be in the grey family.  I compared a lot of swatches to the robin’s egg blue in the bedding, and decided on Glidden’s Dusty Miller.  It has a lot of blue-green to the grey.

The new guest bedroom is smaller than the original space because of the closet sticking out into the room.  Because of that, the dressers I was using as nightstands were too big.  I sold them on Craigslist and bought a smaller pair.  I painted them and repainted the headboard, chair and round accent table a crisp gloss white. Because the walls are now grey, I didn’t want the furniture grey too (though it was almost white it was such a pale grey before).  It was more obvious once the walls were no longer blue that I really didn’t have that many blue accessories.  Unfortunately, the new nightstands are much shorter than the old ones, so I no longer need the bedrisers, which means that not as much of the pretty blue bedskirt shows.  It also means I lost some good craft storage in the switch.

We think that because of the roof line of the garage under this room, the window had to be positioned higher in this room than the other.  For this reason, the green curtains are way too short now.  I am on the hunt for something new or a creative solution for the green curtains.  I added new Anthropologie pulls to the nightstands and found the glass owl vase at Tuesday Morning to bring more blue back in.  I also still need to get frames back up on the wall and find a home for a few more items (seen on and below the chair in the picture above) to be finished with the room.

And a reminder of the before:

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