Say hello to my new little series…2016 Changes. Like a lot of people I start off the year like I have been shot out of a cannon and I can quickly overwhelm myself (and my husband) with ideas and dreams for our house. I am going to use this series to gather my thoughts and make gradual plans. We shall see what actually comes to fruition!
The first room that I have on my mind is our guest room. It is still one of my favorite rooms because of its natural light and peaceful feel…
(photos by: Ariana Clare)
– New furniture layout
– Smaller desk
– Add a shelf/storage
– New bed
– New paint color
– I think I am going to (maybe) say goodbye to the pink ikat cornice boards
First, what I am keeping: the jute rug, the brown cabinet, possibly the black nightstand, capiz chandelier, and brass lamp. I don’t have any specific plans as far as bedding yet other than those dreamy olive pillows up there.
One of the biggest and scariest changes I am thinking about making is to go bold with an olive green paint. And I want to paint everything– trim and all. I just feel like a deep color like that would look strange with the stark contrast of white trim so I am thinking it’s go big or go home. I love that look and I think it will still work with my house overall because my goals are to add more antique (-looking) pieces this year and this has a very old Parisian feel to me. The only thing that could sway this decision is if I find a great blush shade of paint and an olive green upholstered bed. We’ll see.
I really want a new bed in here. Something that is more than just the upholstered headboard. Lately I have been leaning towards these rattan/cane pieces. Taylor said they look grandmotherly and that made me oddly happy. I also think I am going to part with our huge butcher block top desk. I really love this piece but in reality we don’t sit here dually working most days. Taylor uses his iPad in the living room and I end up on my bed or at the dining room table. Old habits die hard. I think a slimmer smaller desk would provide plenty of workspace and free up more floor space.
I also want to change the layout of this room to better utilize the space. Right now it just feels like all bed and desk with no breathing room. I am going to play with a few arrangement depending on what pieces I end up buying.
I will break down my plans as I move ahead but this is an overall vision. One that I may or may not completely stick to so stay tuned. And up next are my plans for our living room!
What are your thoughts? Any ideas that will make my guest room feel more tailored, open, and a smidge eclectic?