This guest room was a blank slate: builder white without a stick of furniture (unless an ironing board counts.)
I had a handful of good cast-offs to use in this room. The drapes from my old living room and dining room, which I'd had custom made for those spaces, had no logical home at this house. And we had nothing more than a mattress and box spring on a frame to go in this room. I figured we could create a "headboard" with two of the drapery panels and use the other four for the windows.
We painted the walls a soothing neutral (Sherwin Williams "Ramie") and painted the wall over the bed a darker accent color (Sherwin Williams "Prairie Grass"). Two of my leftover drapery panels break the transition and create some height over the bed. The two prints are some of the oldest pieces I have. I bought one in high school from Pier One, and the other was a gift that I had framed to match for my first apartment. (They are by Walter Valentini, who did a whole series of wonderful graphic pieces like these.) The black side tables were $70 pieces from Target, and the great urn lamps were on clearance at Wal-Mart for $15 a piece, shades included! The black-and-white hotel style bedding was a TJ Maxx steal...$30 for a set that included the duvet cover and shams. The medallion pillow is a Homegoods find for $10.
Not visible in these pictures is a large espresso-stained armoire that sits opposite the bed. This piece hid the television in my old living room, but now anchors this room quite nicely.
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