Guest Room Refresh

Pine Cone Hill Annie Selke

We love hosting our friends who come into town.   It’s so special having them stay with us – when else do you get to spend that much time with your friends as adults?  Or that much time with your friends babies?  It’s a treat.  I’m allll about making them feel comfortable, welcomed, and right at home.  Our guest room is tiny, but situated for plenty of privacy.  We had an antique full in there, it was a bed my parents bought in Birmingham before I was born.  Years later it was my first big girl bed.  I loooove that bed.  It’s victorian and beautiful, and perfectly chippy.  But it’s also small, especially when a family of three or four is sleeping in it.  So it’s now going back to my parents house and we bought a queen for that room (I was a little surprised by the amazing price, but the good reviews swayed us.  and so far it feels good… friends that stay with us will have to let us know!).Annie Selke Pine Cone Hill Even with three windows in the room, due to the way it faces, and the foliage surrounding it, it’s a pretty dark little room.  When we first moved in I painted our house three different colors .  I tend to make those kind of house decisions really easily, while other choices can take me far too long.  JB painted the guest room Revere Pewter, which is a beautiful gray.  It works in the rest of the house because there’s plenty of unobstructed natural light.  Literally everywhere but the guest room.   It felt a little dungeon-esque.  So we had it painted super white by benjamin moore.  Our painter (email me if you are local and need a good painter!) painted it in the matte regal finish and semi gloss for the trim.  I love how it brightened up the space.  We replaced the blinds with bamboo, and took down the curtains.  I love the way it showcases the old windows.  Pine Cone Hill Annie Selke

Then came the fun part!  Thankfully Annie Selke provided all of the gorgeous french blue hues from their C3 collection, including beautiful bedding and a classic houndstooth rug.  I love that our guests will get to sleep on something so luxurious and cozy.  I had fun mixing favorite patterns.  As you can probably tell — blue is my sig-na-ture color – said like shelby from steel magonlias. (; I’ve always loved all of the shades of blue – and french blue is so crisp and classic.  I picked out the bedding first, and then everything else fell into place.  I love the safavieh chandelier, and it’s such a great price – $139!   guest room refresh

I always try to keep a few treats, fresh flowers, waters, a devotional book, and a magazine or two for our guests.  I also stock the little built in with all kinds of toiletries.  We have a mounted TV opposite the wall of the bed (not pictured), with fire TV hooked up.  We have a little notebook for our guests to write a little note on their stay, which also has the wifi password in it.  

{Annie Selke’s Pine Cone Hill — houndstooth rug c/o–  petite vine flat sheet c/0 — french blue blanket c/0– striped bed skirt  c/0– french blue pillowcases c/0 // Safavieh blue chandelier // Levalor bamboo blinds  // seersucker duvet c/o Garnet Hill // Bedside table I’ve had forever but painted it Newburyport Blue  by Benjamin Moore + new knob from target // Headboard from Ballard // Safavieh lamp // vase-dog statue, box — thrift store //  watercolor print from target // tassel baskets are from our spring trip to Marrakech }

We can’t wait to host our next guests!



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  • Reply Britt | southern mama guide

    It is perfection Sarah!! You did a fabulous job completing the room. The blue hues are so welcoming! We want to come visit now!!

    August 8, 2017 at 3:52 pm
  • Reply brittany

    sarah this is BEAUTIFUL!!! i can’t imagine a more hospitable hostess than you, beauty!!! and i love that adjoining bathroom!

    August 8, 2017 at 11:22 pm
  • Reply Amanda Marshall

    Sade this is SO pretty!! Cant wait to visit 😉

    August 9, 2017 at 2:19 pm
  • Reply Lee Anne

    I love the attention to detail! This is such a beautiful room.

    Lee Anne

    August 9, 2017 at 4:07 pm
  • Reply Lexi

    This space is positively dreamy! Love that chandelier.

    August 9, 2017 at 5:53 pm
  • Reply Amy M Loochtan

    this room turned out so gorgeous!

    August 9, 2017 at 8:04 pm
  • Reply Annie thompson

    I am absolutely in love with your bedroom! annie selke and pine cone hill have the best bedding and that rug is amazing! I love the French blue color!

    August 9, 2017 at 8:06 pm
  • Reply Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels

    I love what you did! Everything is so perfect and welcoming to guests! I love the color blue, it’s gorgeous!

    August 9, 2017 at 9:26 pm
  • Reply dawn

    that chandelier is everything! Really love the space btw!

    August 10, 2017 at 12:33 am
  • Reply Bethanie

    I love all the blue! This guest room is so nice! 🙂

    August 10, 2017 at 1:10 am
  • Reply Sandy a la Mode

    love the blue! i have been eyeing that light!!

    Sandy a la Mode

    August 10, 2017 at 3:46 am
  • Reply Lindsay

    this room is just gorgeous! reminds me of a quaint little B&B!

    August 10, 2017 at 1:10 pm
  • Reply Cassie Rea

    Okay, can I be your guest??? lol It looks so fresh! I love the blue and white so much. Your guests will certainly enjoy this sweet relaxing space.
    XOXO, Cassie Rea

    August 12, 2017 at 9:39 pm
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