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Friday, April 27, 2012

Guest Bedroom Redo Inspiration

I know, I've said I was going to redo the guest bedroom for over a year now, but I really, really am going to do it.  I've been pulling together things for a while, and now that my son has his things out of the room, I am going to paint and get started.  I want to do a hunt theme in the room.  I have some antique furniture pieces that I will be using, and I have been collecting equestrian accessories for a while.  So, maybe it will come together.  The antique furniture is totally unconventional for a bedroom, but they are pieces that I have, so I am going to try and make them work.


I love this painting, so it will be used as a focal point in the room.  My last house was huge with really high ceilings so all of my art is enormous, this painting is 45" tall x 54" wide.  This will definitely make a statement.


 This is the comforter that I found at GW, new in the bag several months ago.  I love the brown/tan and red colors.  Hopefully it will work with my theme.  It is very similar to a Ralph Lauren set that I saw that used houndstooth as the accessory pieces.  The RL set was super expensive, but mine was only $10 on  half off day.It is for a full size bed and that is what I am using since this room is so small.


See how thick it is and I love the texture of the fabric.


 I found this houndstooth fabric that I think will look great for the dust ruffle and shams.


This is the fabric I used for the familyroom drapes and I have enough to make drapes for this room.  I think it will go well with the other two fabrics.


The walls will be a very soft beige color.  Since this is such a small room I am trying to keep the background of everything very soft and neutral with the accent colors being the painting, bed comforter and other accessories.



Well, I have a change already.  While I was out today I made the trek over to "Home Fabrics", my favorite discount fabric store ever.  In their clearance section I found a great plaid that I took a chance on and hoped it would work with the spread.  It was only $3 a yd. versus $12.95 yd for the houndstooth,   For that much difference in price, I just had to make a change in plans. (Sorry for the glare, I had to turn on the overhead light, all the lamps have been taken out of the room.)

I am still going to order some of the herringbone for the shams or pillows, but I think the plaid is going to be great for the dustruffle.  
Ok, however this turns out, this is what I am starting with and I am determined to get this room done. 

So, how do you pull a room together.  Do you start with a theme, a fabric, a picture or do you just wing it?

42 comments:

  1. Beautiful. You have a great eye for fabric and I do love large prints. The bigger the better..
    ~Shirley

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  2. Can't wait to see the finished room. It's going to look fabulous. When I do a room I usually start with one main item and then work around that.

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  3. Hi Marty! Oh, your guest bedroom is going to be so gorgeous! You certainly can pick lovely fabrics and you know how to mix them so well.
    Can't wait to see it.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  4. Marty, it's going to look so nice! I love the picture and love the fabrics and bedding you're using.

    Have a great weekend.
    Pam

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  5. Wow,I love it all, Marty! What a great find in that comforter ~ I love the pattern and colors. That painting is gorgeous and will be a wonderful focal point. I love all your choices and I can't wait to watch it all come together!

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  6. You know what, Marty? I like that plaid even more than the houndstooth and I think it is much more "horsey" looking. I can't wait to see this room-it is going to be fabulous. Please stay up all night long and finish it so we can see it tomorrow- (ok-just kidding) xo Diana

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  7. I like the equestrian idea and your color scheme!

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  8. You sure have an eye for fabric.
    Can't wait to see it all come together.

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  9. i LOVE
    your inspiration painting
    and gorgeous fabrics

    i totally cannot wait
    to see it when you've finished!

    alison

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  10. I'm a brown girl too and I'm loving this comforter fabric print! The artwork with the hunting scene is my fav kind too. Can't wait to see your guest room finished so I can go visit you, lol..Enjoy your weekend.
    FABBY

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  11. WOW Marty this room is going to look beautiful! That painting is fabulous and love love the comforter set you found! Can't wait to see it all together!

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  12. I have always liked the Hunt Theme with the dark wood and classic colors. If a piece works - use it. Does not matter what it was made for originally. I am looking forward to seeing what you do with the room.
    Enjoy your weekend.

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  13. This room is going to be beautiful! Can't wait! Jealous of that Goodwill find...

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  14. Marty,
    Your inspirational finds are stunning! This room is going to well be worth the wait!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  15. Beautiful fabrics....love the picture too! I can't wait to see how the room comes together :o)
    Have a great weekend!!
    ~Des

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  16. Oh Marty I just can't wait to see your room all pulled together. You are so naturally gifted with combining fabrics and pulling rooms together that this will, no doubt, be another spectacular room in your house.
    I think I know the RL set you are talking about, b/c I have it. Its on my Master Bed. I didn't pay full price, but go it on sale 40% off. Even then it was more than I should have paid, and have ever paid. LOL But, I love it.

    Can't wait for the reveal.

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  17. Marty, your plaid fabric is not only a good price, it is gorgeous. Great find! Can't wait to see this room redo.

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  18. Love the plaid! It works so well with the comforter. Have fun re-doing the room.

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  19. Love the hunt scene. That is going to be so pretty when you get done. I know you Marty and your touch on the room will be special.

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  20. Am lovin that plaid....perfect with the comforter and more horsey...is that even a word??? Can you make a sham in a solid such as linen or burlap and use the plaid as trim, more tailored like......just thinkin...you will make this spectacular I know!!! hugs...cleo

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  21. I will have to check in regularly to see the finished room. It looks lovely already, and the hunt theme is warm and inviting. I am not a planner like you, though. I tend to wing it and inspiration comes as I move things around! God bless x

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  22. Mercy, Marty! I wing EVERYTHING. I do. I've never made a plan in my entire life..but I wouldn't recommend no planning when cutting that lovely fabric. Elegant choices..It's going to be beautiful!
    A classic hunt scene cannot be beat..

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  23. Hi Marty...

    Ohhh...I can't wait to see your guest room finished. All of your fabric choices are really beautiful! Love the comforter and the plaid will be a beautiful compliment to it! Love, love, Love it! I have seen the hunt painting before...it's awesome and really will make a statement in the room! I'm sooo excited for you, dear friend! You'll have to keep us filled in on the progress...enjoy!

    Love ya,
    Chari

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  24. HI Marty,
    Love the latest plaid material! When we built this house 16 years ago, I had to furnish it all in one go. It's not as big as our other house and I left most of the big furniture there for my son, who was taking over the farm. Having to do that, I made lots of mistakes and have gone back over the years and changed things. I am, at present, changing the lounge so perhaps you may see the before and after pictures in the next few months! I love your thoughts...look forward to seeing the end result. Joan

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  25. Can't wait Marty as I KNOW it's going to look simply stunning :o)
    Rose H
    x

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  26. Un bon choix de tissu... J'ai hâte de voir la progression de vos travaux.
    Gros bisous

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  27. Marty, this room is going to be gorgeous!!! I specially love the comforter and the plaid fabric! So pretty! And the pictures is beautiful! These are some of my favorite colors and I think it is going to be amazing when is done!

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  28. Gorgeous combination! Can't wait to see the room finished.

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  29. This room is going to be fabulous-you are so good at mixing fabrics.

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  30. Beautiful fabrics to go with your painting. Can't wait to see the finished project! I am redoing a bedroom too and I found inspiration on a blog (Dear Lillie), she has a fabulous deeptan/brown and white nursery.

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  31. So rich looking, you certainly have an eye for color/design. Would you please come to my house?

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  32. Great GW find!!...in bedrooms, most of the time I find inspiration in a comforter/duvet and go from there...I love the houndstooth...I have a splash of that in my guest room...always love to add a bit of the classic pattern to my rooms...Have fun decorating!

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  33. Love the comforter! Can't wait to see the finished room.

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  34. Oh! That is going to be one amazing room! I love everything you are pulling together for it.

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  35. I love the theme you are planning! I'm going to bet the plaid will look fabulous with the comforter and also the houndstooth will work great for other accessories! I love mixing patterns!

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  36. I can't wait to see the finished room, Marty. I know it is going to be stunning. I think the plaid was a perfect choice.
    Laura

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  37. You're well on your way to creating another fabulous space., Marty! I love the fabrics you've chosen and the theme is perfect!

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  38. Marty~~~ The room is going to be wonderful! I love the bedding, painting and the fabrics. What a fun project! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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  39. Hi Marty...just love your comforter! OK, what is GW? I know it's probably something I know, but just can't think of it :( I also love great deals. You really know how to put the colors together. I usually begin with a color I like for the walls and then choose a picture for inspiration for colored accents, etc. Sometimes, a picture is first for inspiration, depends on what I find.

    Can't wait to see your room redo!

    Blessings,
    Carol

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