Fun Floral Bedroom
This young couple needed a guest room that would work well for guests. Traditional antique pieces along with more transitional bedding, area rugs, and storage bench made this room a welcoming retreat.
This young couple wanted a guest room with extra storage for linens. They also had many beautiful and historic antique furniture pieces that her father had collected over a lifetime in South Carolina. Since his passing, she wanted to be able to bring the pieces to her new home here in Tennessee. She did not know which pieces she had in South Carolina that would work best. They wanted to mix more up-to-date pieces with their antiques. She wanted this room to be a different color than the blue throughout the house, but still coordinate with the rest of the home.
Working from her photographs and measurements of the antique furniture pieces long-distance, I was able to put together space plans for each room in their home, including this guest room. I decided to use a mostly coral color scheme to help coordinate with the rest of the home. A wool area rug softened the flooring and provided a light blue hue and coral canvas to work on. Using her traditional, turn-style bed and two of her antique chests of varying heights, I flanked them to the bed wall. A custom-made storage bench in a soft blue velvet and coral trim tape gave storage for extra linens. Coordinating soft velvet, coral pillows with bench trim tape duplicated, tailor pleated bed skirt with coral velvet buttons, paisley print with velvet pom-pom trimmed accent pillow, ivory matelassé cover updated the look of the bed, while preserving its simplistic form. A soft landscape oil above the bed gave balance to the height difference of the two antique chests. An oversized clear coral lamp provides lighting, as well as the soft blue ceramic lamp next to the historic antique mantel clock.