Reveal: Guest Bedroom

To be honest with you when I first moved in our house I didn’t give the second bedroom much thought. It quickly became a home office. I picked out a color I liked, painted the walls, added furniture from the old office and called it a day.

 



Then I took a career turn, did my interior design schooling and started up my own business so my office moved to a bigger room in the house and this room remained a blank slate. I wanted to repaint, but the paint was still fresh. This room will eventually become a nursery room (Totally not pregnant) and will need to be re-vamped then so I wanted something to keep me happy during this in between stage.

 



So here is a little before shot:



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{Sorry for the horrible picture. The colors are really off due to using the flash! Whoops. It was a  chocolate brown/blue color combo. }

 



A peek of the room when you first walk in:



guestbedroomtwo I decided to keep the blue paint on the walls and take it in a different different with pops of navy blue and a variety of shades of yellow I designed a new look while trying to re-use items I already had.

 



Since this is now a guest bedroom we needed to pick up a bed. We picked this one during the summer. It was craigslist to the rescue. We picked up this trundle bed for only $270 with the mattress!



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Close up of bed: Due to the size of the room I didn’t have space for a traditional nightstand. So I picked up this pedestal table at a thrift shop and gave it that lacquered look with many, many, many coats of spraypaint. It’s the perfect size/height. If it ever gets in the way it can moved to the space underneath the window.



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Close up of pedestal table: Loving the high shine already and we still need to cover it with high-gloss poly.



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Pillow talk: Here is where I used the Roberta Roller Rabbit and the best part about them? I made them! Yes, yours truly sewed them. I’ll do a DIY post on them tomorrow.



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Another major DIY project was the massive corkboard above the bed. I wanted an area to pin up inspiration photos, family snap shots, ticket stubs, etc. I didn’t want to buy it though due to the high sticker price on them so DIY to the rescue and we were in business:



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Close up of desk area:



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The desk was a garage sale find from two summers ago that was just hanging out in our basement. I gave it a fresh coat of white paint, added a desk chair (that someone was throwing out, but I snagged and painted white), along with some shelving for my many, many, many books.

 



I think everything is better with flowers so I had to run out and pick some up yesterday morning for my photos.



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The opposite side of the room houses some of my craft supplies:



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Years ago I picked up some craft store cubes at my local Michaels. They were individual pieces, but to give them a more custom look we went to Home Depot and picked out a piece of wood that was already cut and ready for stain/paint. We went for yellow stain so that the wood grain would still show.

 



Here is a close up of the yellow stain:



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I decided to add a little bling to my lamp and went searching in my jewelry box for the perfect piece. I love the way it looks!

 



Close up of the artwork:



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I didn’t want overwhelm the wall with a lot of art, but I did want some key pieces. So using leftover spraypaint from the pedestal table I made a custom silhoutte with a piece of canvas and contact paper. I found a Kate Spade ad I loved so that got popped in a frame with a painted mat. An old thrift store find mirror got a fresh coat of white paint and a chair silhoutte and a piece by Lottie Frank that I’ve had for quite some time in a drawer finally got some love.

 



To the left of my storage area is a large ottoman that I already had from my living room. It didn’t really fit in the room due to it’s over-sized nature so up it went. For another pop of color I added some vintage silk fabric I found at a thrift store that was given to me for free by the owner!



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Close up fabric: It had the perfect blend of colors for my room.



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I hope you all enjoyed the reveal. I don’t have an exact round-up of how much everything cost, because most of the items were already in my home. They just needed to be worked on a bit. Tomorrow I’ll have a DIY post on how to make that massive board and then Friday I’ll feature my DIY technique for the pillows that even I was able to make!

 



I’m exhausted and it’s a snow day outside so I’m just dreaming of getting into this bed and snuggling with my pups and some magazines.



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Remember if you ever need any decorating help I’m available either virtually or in the NY tri-state area!  I can be reached at cpavone0107@gmail.com.



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*So happy everyone is loving the room. It's now one of my favorite places in my house! Now I just need some guests. Anyone want to come visit me in NY?



Just wanted to answer a couple of questions.

The curtains were a previous DIY project. You can check them out here

The area rug was a find from Urban Outfitters. I found it months ago at my local UO and it was on sale from $65 to $9.99. I snagged it up,because I figured eventually I would find a place for it.

The ceiling fan is LUCITE. It was my husband's compromise for me wanting a ghost chair. Still want the ghost chair. One day! It was from LOWES by Hampton Bays and around $70. It's no longer online.

The shelves above the desk are LACK. I like them and they hold some of books which are heavy. If you bolt them into studs they should hold around 35 pounds. We bolted our into sheetrock and they each hold around 15 pounds.

My house is an old cape from the 1930's and even though it looks like the built-in drawers might be just for show due to the slant they actually work. They house Jon's clothes. Poor guy has most of his clothes in their instead of mine I mean our bedroom.

115 comments:

Laura@JourneyChic said...

Lovely and vibrant! I really like how the all the white tempers the bright walls and the navy keeps it grounded. Very cool and brave color palette! The necklace around the lamp is such a great touch.

Abbie said...

It looks fabulous!! Love how cheery it is.

Bromeliad said...

Looks terrific. So fresh and bright.

I like the necklaces draped around the lamp and jar.

Jackie said...

It looks amazing! Love it all-esp. your bookshelf, the ottoman and your little gallery wall. Great job!

Loving Life in Southern California! said...

I've loved those curtains since you posted them a fews months back! Very cheery and colorful room! I'd like to work in there! Fantastic job!

Lauren Loves... said...

What a lovely room, this looks fantastic. Love the little details, like the beads around the lamp.xx

tsmag said...

love, love, LOVE that area rug - where did it come from? turquoise is one of my favorite colors, and paired with yellow it's so vibrant and happy :) i'm so impressed with what you've done here!

Carolyn said...

Looks great! I love those DIY curtains so much!

Nate @ LaurelStreetBlog.com said...

Camila - it looks amazing. So much zing a positive energy - looks like a wonderful place to work! And I know guests will feel right at home. Wondreful!

Erin @ Domestic Adventure said...

What a gorgeous room! I love, love, love all of the details. Thank you for taking so many pictures!

Daniela said...

I think you forgot to mention that this is your Daniela-room. I love it and all the touches of yellow everywhere! Looks like sunshine. Love the pillows!

Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

Wow!! I love the color combination and all of the personality that you added to the room. It has so many functions, yet looks pulled together and cohesive. Great job!!

Ms. Bright said...

cuteness abounds! I love the pedestal table in navy lacquer!

Alex said...

Wow this is fantastic! I love the color combo. Bookmarking this under my "decorating ideas" folder. Great job! Love the rug!

Jennifer said...

OH. MY. GAHHHHH!!!! It is SOOO fabulous. It looks like a room in one of the boutique hotels here in Scottsdale.

Thank you for sharing and having so many pics! This is total eye candy!!!

Jessica R said...

Love this room! I also live in a cape cod and I have a room almost this EXACT color that will become a nursery far in the future, and I need to figure out what to do with it. I've been lacking inspiration but wanted to use yellow for sure, and I have fab b/w curtains. Love your room - thank you for the beautiful inspiration!!!

Rachel H. said...

Where are the curtians from? I love them.

I love the blue and yellow combo!

Brenda said...

I love it. The colors are perfect together. What a great place for you to escape.

Anonymous said...

The room you created is stunning. I am an interior design student, so I've seen a good bit of well-designed rooms. Nothing has caught my eye like what you have done. I love love love it. Now your problem will be getting guests to leave!

Magchunk said...

The color scheme is fantastic! The rug is beautiful. I'm dying over the pedestal table. Navy is so unexpected but it turned out fab! And the striped curtains and necklace on the lamp are perfect touches.

I really need to thrift/craigslist more! There is some beautiful stuff out there!

Holly said...

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT. when i saw the releaved photo i actually did a little sigh at how beautiful it looks.

i also must know, where is the rug from?

Chic Coles said...

This room is AMAZING! It is so fun and bright and I love the yellow and blue combinations. The rug is my favorite along with the pillows on the bed! Congrats!

sara said...

Wow, this looks sensational! It looks like the perfect spot to cuddle up on a cold day and do some reading. Your guests will certainly feel welcome!

Chic Geek said...

Absolutely amazing!!! Bravo! I would love to have that room in my home!

It's Jami yall said...

Flawless. I love every bit of it. Great job!

Mrs. Chic said...

I love the color combo - very fresh and pleasing to the eye!

The Brick Cottage said...

Ahhh, it's so refreshing! The colors are really lively and looking at the pictures instantly uplifted my spirits (winter is really getting me down this year). I love the mirror/chair silhouette, it's so creative!

Down and Out Chic said...

wow, it's beautiful. looks like a wonderful place to stay as a guest. love the color palette too.

Mrs. Limestone said...

Looks fabulous. I love the navy and yellow accents. Lucky guests!

meredith said...

this seriously looks amazing!! i LOVE it!!!!!

Sarah La Rose said...

Camila this is a gorgeous and vibrant guest room! Your guests will be very lucky to stay there. well done!! It's seriously awesome. I can't wait to see the DIY pillow making since that is what i want to embark on soon.

C @ Project Pretty said...

Fantastic Job Camilla! I really love how you pulled the color scheme together with the tone already on the walls. The fabric on those pillows just wows me. It's perfect! Such a great room for long, dreary winters! Enjoy it! :)

4isenough said...

LOVE IT! I want my "office" (that I dream of having) where I can be creative to look that gorgeous!! Great job!!

Design Blooms said...

I looooveee this room. These were my wedding colors exactly.

Jennifer said...

sooo cute, Camilla!

Scientific Housewife said...

Wow, that looks fantastic! Such a great play on blue and yellow. I LOVE the bed with the pillows and the wall and the desk area is so streamline! I want to stay there :)

Flavia @ Estilo Home said...

Camila, it looks great! I love so much about this room, but especially the huge inspiration board over the bed. Wonderful job, you are the DIY queen!

Chic Geek said...

Could you reveal where you found the rug? I love it..who is it by?

Gillian said...

Great job!! I love how you pull it all together. I also like the yellow board over your craft areas.

Design Esquire said...

Wow! It looks fantastic. I love the cork board, side table and all the pillows. Everything is fabulous.

Jedi & Aubrie said...

This room is incredible. I wasnt sure at first when you said yellow and blues, but as I took a virtual tour of the room I fell in love. This is a room I would want to be a guest in for a long long time.

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

wow..it looks fantastic!

Love the curtains, and great colors!

Erin said...

OH. MY. WORD! This transformation is incredible! I'm so happy you kept the wall color. The changes you did make the room look entirely different nonetheless! So cheery and bright...I love every inch! I want to move in!

Alicia B. Designs said...

I LOVE IT! Great job! Where did you get the pillows?

Tammy@InStitches said...

What a happy room ! Yay for sewing your pillows !

Leah@storybookranch said...

I *just* finished cleaning my 8 yr old son's room (pig sty) & am green with envy. This is such a beautiful room! I love everything about it--really. Everything :)

In The Loop said...

Is the Ceiling Fan Lucite?

If so where did you get it??

Jaime said...

Adore this room- love all the colors and details.

Jenn said...

oh hello, gorgeous! i love the color palette -- the yellow and navy pops are completely stunning.

Dobbygirl said...

Wow! It looks great! I love it!

Meghan said...

It looks great! I love the colors.

~Chandelier No. 4~ said...

Camila... it looks great! So bright and cheery... it has Effortless Style Interiors stamped all over it!

We must have been channeling each other today... the 'after' in my post today is your 'before'... HA!

P.S. Is that a built-in chest of drawers on the wall with the slant ceiling? Are they useable? SO cool!

~ Joanna

carlee said...

WOW! It looks incredible! I love every detail! It came together so well. You must be so happy with the results!

Anna See said...

It looks great! I love all of that yellow. What a zippy, unique color pallette. And the pillows? Fantastic.

Are those Lack shelves? Do you find them sturdy? I'm thinking of those stacked along one wall in my kitchen, but I need them to be pretty sturdy.

LindsB said...

Woah!! It is so bright and beautiful! You did an amazing job with everything, it totally came togehter and looks like a guest room I would totally be comfortable in. love love love it!

Lindsay said...

What color white did you paint your desk? I need to redo mine and I love that color! Oh and I just LOVE your blog! THANKS!

Centsational Girl said...

Camila, it's stunning ! Those pops of yellow are so fresh, so stylish. They must make you so happy ! Can't wait for the DIY tutorial.... That rug ? Those turquoise beads on the lamp ? Perfection. I'm just in love with this space !

Jenny at LGN said...

Great job, Camila!! So bright and beautiful! What a cheerful space for your guests! Can I be one of them?

:)

Averill said...

Truly brilliant! I love the turquoise walls with the navy and yellow -- it's so fresh and youthful. Can't wait for the DIYs to follow.

mary'smom said...

The colors and everything is awesome!

Blueprint Bliss said...

Camila- looks great. I knew it would inspire me to get my butt in gear around here!

famous since yesterday said...

Beautiful job! I love the curtains and the area rug. The colors look fabulous together without being too matchy. I'm totally inspired!

I'm just the MOM said...

I love the color combo! I want to add yellow when we move into our new house. lol The room looks so fresh.

Kelly Green said...

GREAT JOB! Love all the colours together and those yellow curtains are fantastic! KG

Mrs. ATC said...

It's gorgeous! I love the color combo. SO bright and fun all year round!

Sarah said...

This is so refreshing. I love the color choices. This is by far my favorite reveal.

Morgan said...

WONDERFUL job! Love it all :) So colorful!

~Morgan
Pepperdesignblog.com

Aesthetic Oiseau said...

LOVE it!!

Bungalow Home said...

They say fish and relatives/guests smell after three days. With a room like that they will never leave! You will have to purchase tons and tons of fragrant candles. It is a beautiful room

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

very pretty! love all the color scheme, the cushions are fabulous, the office is amazing, and I'm absolutely loving it!!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Oh, Camila - it's GORGEOUS!! I love absolutely everything you did, but I'm totally nuts over the pillows and giant cork board! Pat on the back, girlie, you done GOOOOOOD!!!

Ximena said...

OMG LOVE IT!!!!! I'll be a guest please and thank you!

Hopeless Chest said...

That looks absolutely awesome. Wait ago.

I've never tackled an entire room start to finish.

Renee (eatliveshop.com) said...

it turned out great!! i love your use of colour and the fabrics you used on the pillows are to die for!

www.eatliveshop.com

Sweet Nothings said...

this looks absolutely amazing. and the fan is so happening for my bedroom. yup. lucite. fan. bananas.

The DIY Show Off said...

Camila - your style is so fresh and so happy! I love this room - it's gorgeous!!!

Emily said...

love it! love the tour, love the colors. you rock!

Sara said...

LOVE it. Excellent work!

Katie (Refresh Design Studio) said...

You did a great job, Camila! It's so bright and happy in there, I love it!

Caitlin said...

My favorite design of your yet. I seriously might want to come stay a night while I am back in NYC just to see it in person.

SOOOOOOO darling!

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

A+!! Looks absolutely amazing! I really love what you've done here, Camila :)

ch3ryl said...

so pretty! can i pop by n be your guest? :)

seriously *thumbs up*

Claire Watkins, ASID allied said...

Nice JOB!!! Wahooo! I love it! There is such much to look at and what a treat for a drab winter day. A lucite fan!! =awesome. I want to know about the silhouette. Did you do that yourself, as well?

Bailey @ peppermintbliss said...

CAMILA!! I LOVE this! So bright and cheerful, the yellow striped curtains might be my favorite. The details are wonderful! Attagirl!!

Lauren said...

Camila I just LOVE it!!! Beautiful job & what a perfect place to snuggle & read with the pups!!! GORGEOUS!!! awesome color scheme!!

xoxoxo

Melissa said...

Amazing! You did a great job. It is so cheerful and bright. Looks like a fun place to stay and excellent DIY projects.

layersofmeaning said...

Amazing! Great job, the colors are fabulous!

Laurie Jones said...

It looks fab! I especially like, oh what am I saying there are tons that I like but the yellow stained wood on your organizing cubes is so clever and the price of the rug! Any guest will be very lucky to get to stay in such a great space! Congrats!

Laurie Jones said...

It looks fab! I especially like, oh what am I saying there are tons that I like but the yellow stained wood on your organizing cubes is so clever and the price of the rug! Any guest will be very lucky to get to stay in such a great space! Congrats!

Rae said...

the colors of the room are great and i really like how everything is so clean. the yellow stain on the desk is great because it takes advantage of the grain of the wood.
I love the recessed dresser, and how it allows for more floor space in a small room. did the house come with it that way, or did you do it yourself?

Christen said...

Wow. You are so freaking talented. Can I live in it? Pretty please?

Robin said...

Where or where did you get that lamp?!I LOVE IT!
Great job with the table and your color choices. This looks wonderful!

Becolorful said...

This turned out great. I never would have thought to accent with those colors but the end result is very cool. I always like something I haven't seen before. Very fresh.

Peacock Feathers said...

I love it! It looks fabulous!

Julie said...

It looks beautiful Camila. You did a great job. Congratulations.

Rubie said...

I love this room!!! You have all of my favorite colors in it!!! Can I come over and just stare at the room?

Beautiful job!

Brittany Simmons said...

I have a question- what kind of paint did you use on your desk and pedestal table? Did you spray paint both? What finish was it? For some reason when I paint things it turns out sticky....any ideas? (loveofinteiors.blogspot)

Elizabeth said...

The built in drawers are amazing. I would love to come visit with all those books in the room :)

Haven and Home said...

This is the happiest room I have seen, love love love!

Erin Carmelo said...

I'm in love with the recessed drawers, amongst other things. Overall, this is such a nice room! You've done a wonderful job, and you should be proud of yourself! What's next?

PS~Erin said...

Awesome job! Such great use of space. I love how you used the ikea wall basket dealies. I have them in my kitchen to hold fruit, but they look so cool on the wall above the desk.

Ally said...

Really nice! The color combo is surprising, but so cheery and sophisticated at the same time. I love those storage cubes too.

3creativechics said...

Your room turned out beautiful, I love the color combination. You did a great job!
Melissa

maureen @ The Inglenook Decor said...

gorgeous, gorgeous work Camila! You r so talented, I love, love yellow! your career change is so right on!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This is a fabulous room No doubt your career will soon fast track you to success.

carlotta said...

Oh. My. Stinkin. Gosh. I love it! I've always been a little afraid of a bright color on the wall, but this makes want to bust out some bright blue! The color palette is *perfect*. This will definitely go in my favorites folder...
You did a wonderful job. :)

...Erin Woodward... said...

This room is absolutely stunning. I love it down to the last detail!

Lovely Little Nest said...

I absolutely LOVE this room! The colors, the patterns, the textiles ~ everything is fabulous! Wonderful job! :)

lottie frank said...

fabulous! Great to see my artwork on your wall! :) fantastic job x x x

CherishedHearts Vintage said...

You've done an incredible job!

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Melody said...

This is gorgeous and so inspiring! Do you recall the name of the turquoise paint you have on the walls, please? <3

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Anonymous said...

I absolutely adore this room! The colors are so playful and elegant. I am planning to redo my own bedroom, and this room has served as a wonderful inspiration! Do you know the name of the color you used on the walls and where you purchased the paint? I would love to use the same color. Thanks! I admire your work.