Guest Room (picture heavy posting)

This is what I have been so busy doing and I might add really enjoying too.


Evening shot of the new style room

Peeping through the 'Looking Glass' would you like to come and stay?

Evening shadows falling in the room

Let me show you a better view of the pillows/cushions on the bed, the pillowcase came from Laura Ashley, the bird pillow I made to match the blind and the angel cushion my SIL Dawn made as a gift for me last year.

This wall has the script on it - I would love to say I wrote this freehand, but I didn't, I ordered it from America, as this wall was difficult to place pitures on as the you would have to walk round the bottom of the bed and they would get knocked I thought about this and decided as I didn't want it plain so when you woke up on a morning you just saaw a blank wall, I wanted my guests to feel a little inspired after a good nights sleep.

A little vignette on my lovely Ikea drawers that I built myself - I do have plans to paint and paper these the same as the tallboy drawers, but not just yet - these hold a lot of my stitching things.



The bed I built myself as well and its a small double bed, its a beautiful ivory iron bed and very comfy! The tallboy I painted with Dulux 'Timeless' and then papered the front of the drawers with 3 different Laura Ashley wallpapers, then added new drawer furniture in the way of little china bird handles. You can just see a snippet of my roman blind I made, the blind and the cushion fabric is by 'French General' its a soft linen and red colour - tres elegant!

The walls I painted in Soft Linen by Laura Ashley which is a beautiful matte paint but boy was it a pig to put on, it didn't like going over a satin paint at all.

The little chandelier lampshade, I bought in Dunelm Mill and had to build it together, which was a bit of a fiddle only having one pair of hands, but it looks lovely and when its turned on it casts little dew drops around the room on the walls.




I hope you enjoyed your stay, and will want to visit again, my door is always open and I still have a couple of more things to do in the room and add a couple more pictures on the wall, but its now at the stage where guests are welcome to come and stay.

I've joined my post to Cindys http://romantichome.blogspot.com/ show and tell Friday, Cindys blog is so lovely hope you'll pop over there too.

49 comments:

jane said...

Absolutely stunning Su - I am lost for words. You are so talented. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us.

Sherry said...

Just beautiful! You did a stunning job on it all. I love the wall color and that saying is perfect! I have plans for a wonderful guest room (actually very similar to yours) when my boys finally leave home!

Margaret said...

Wow, you have created a wonderful room! I love it! The script on the wall is a great touch! I love the Ikea dresser -- so much stitchy storage! You did an amazing job!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What a beautiful and restful space! I love the soft colors, the touches of red and the overall feel is just heavenly. I would love to come and stay!

Nancy said...

You did a gorgeous job on your guest room Su! Everything is so pretty, and it looks so peaceful! I love it, and yes, I would love to be your guest and have a stay in this room!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Do you take reservations? Your guest room is beautiful.

mollycaff said...

What a beautiful room, you've done a great job. I'm sure your guests won't want to leave!

Deb said...

It's beautiful - so calming and pretty! You did a wonderful job.

Pat said...

Lovely!

Nic said...

It looks so elegant, and yet cosy at the same time - fabulous!

Brigitte said...

Wonderful! Who wouldn't love to sleep in this room? You are so talented to have done it all by yourself. And you have such an eye for decorationg. It all looks beautiful.

Nina said...

Su, this is absoultely fantastic room! Like a fairy tale... I wish I have this room :)

Stephanie M. said...

Your room is beautiful. Where did you order the wall saying from? My email is steffie0128@hotmail.com

Blu said...

Absolutely amazing! Looks more like an hotel room than one I'd expect to find in a house! Your style is fab!

staci said...

Everything you do turns out beautifully! You've created such a peaceful and inviting space...I'd love to come and stay in your guest room, but I may not want to leave, LOL!!!

Maggi Co said...

YES!!!!! It's a wonderful room. Lovely!!! Congratulations for your work in it.

Anonymous said...

When are you taking reservations? :) I love the atmosphere you've created - just lovely in every aspect - even down to the cute teddy bear! Congratulations on your hard work!

Laura
snowslippers @ aol.com
(no blog set up yet, sorry)

Christine said...

How lovely! Love the inspirational quote on the wall. Is it stencilled on?

Melissa said...

What a beautiful and calm, restful feeling this room has. I love the multi coloured drawers. It's all so lovely! I think I will add my name to your reservation list! ;-)

Kelly said...

Love the room. Want to come decorate my room? This is what I would like in my bedroom but I am going to have to kick the cat and husband out in order to keep a white bedspread clean.

Kim B said...

It's gorgeous Su!!!!

Stitcher said...

It's just beautiful, so calming. do you have a vacancy at the end of May?

Carol R said...

Please book me for a week or two in the Spring in your beautiful guest room!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

What a beautiful job you've done! Thanks for letting us visit for a while.

Susan said...

It's absolutely beautiful, Su! You should be so proud of yourself!

So, when can I come and visit? :)

Becky K in OK said...

Beautiful, beautiful.

shakatak66 said...

WOW, when can I book myself in? Seriously, you did an amazing job, it's just drop-dead gorgeous! :D

valerie said...

What a beautiful room! It looks wonderful!

sewcreative said...

It's beautiful! I especially love your light fixture in the photo with the script on the wall. ~Terri

Anonymous said...

Lovely...it looks so welcoming and restful. Kristy in Ohio

Vaida said...

Oh, it's a wonderful room! You've done a great job, just imagining you collecting furniture, painting walls... The result is stunning!

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Su, what a lovely, peaceful, feminine room you have created! I want to come and stay now! :) I love all the little touches -- the script on the wall, the pillows and shade for just a touch of red, and the elegant light fixture. We have that same series of Leksvik from Ikea all over our apartment; I think it's their prettiest line of furniture. What a marvelous job you've done creating a retreat spot for your guests!

angelasweby said...

Su, I'm speechless - well, not quite..haha! I can't believe this is the same room I slept in. I was going to ask if I could come to stay again but, judging from all the other comments, I see you are fully booked for the forseeable future :>)

I love every little detail and am so pleased you have now got the room of your dreams :>)
Angela xx

Anna van Schurman said...

I have to apologize for my people. They sent you everyday as one word and it should be two. (Every modifies day.) Otherwise the room is lovely.

Hilda said...

Your guestroom is soooo beautiful, cosy and romantic. If I would be a guest in there, I would never leave it ;-)

Love from Austria
Hilda

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

How pretty! I would love to come and stay!
~Nancy

hazel said...

Your guest room is beautiful Su and to think you have done it all yourself, you can have a decorating job at my house anyday, and by the way I would love to be a guest if you ever have a vacancy.
Thank you so much for sharing and you are an inspiration to us all.

Hazel (UK)

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

job well done! beautiful guest room.. cosy and comfy.. what else could a guest want! :-)

Giovanna said...

You are so clever to get all this done so beautifully! It's a wonderful room, congratulations.

KaLu said...

its so beautiful!! I would love to stay there =D you did a great job

Jane said...

What a beautiful looking room, and lovely to see your creativity displayed throughout it. Thanks for showing such wonderful pictures!

Karoline said...

Your room looks gorgeous Su, congratulations

Katrina said...

What a great room, it's so, so pretty.

Sharon said...

Fantastic room Su! Love all the soft colors.

Else M Tennessen said...

Really restful and dreamy; I love it! What company did you order your "wall words" from?

Carol said...

What a beautiful guest room Su, you've done a really lovely job! I love everything about it and was especially excited when I saw the cake stand holding your stitching smalls! I absolutely love that idea and I'm afraid I will have to copy it if you don't mind...lol. Actually I've already searched online for the stand and have ordered it, even though I don't yet have a room to show it off...lol! I'm hoping one day I will have a guest room and a needlecraft room, when both my boys eventually come and take the rest of their belongings. Until then I'll continue to dream!

Karan said...

Your hard work has certainly paid off - what a truly beautiful room. :0)

Sharon said...

Oh I just love it, its so pretty. You did a wonderful job.

lazyquilter said...

I love your site, so many pretty things and ideas to copy.... I loved the pillow your SIL made for you, do you know were she got the pattern?
I will definitely be bookmarking your blog so I can visit often....
Cindy

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