Friday, October 29, 2010

Guest Bedroom Ideas -- Show Us Your Life

I have never participated in a Show Us Your Life from Kelly's Korner... but I'm going to today! :)  I could spend hours (and have) going through all of the bloggers that link up on Kelly's blog! Fun!!!

So, I have a list a mile long of things I want to do when I'm done with school in 8 short weeks (8 weeks!)  One of them, is re-doing our spare room.  Right now, it houses my old queen size bed from Pier One that is a creamy white and has slats that look like shutters.  I still really like the bed, it just needs a room to suit it!!! It's a bit shabby chic, which is just fine with me.

I want to go with a "cool and calm" feel in that room.  The rest of our house is pretty warm with browns, taupes, cranberry red, burnt orange, blacks and beiges.  I figure we could use a change of pace... :)

So far, I love the look of two duvets from Pottery Barn... Deirdre and Sydney.

I love Deirdre for the warm colors in the bedding... but I was trying to get away from that.  However, it may be a great way to tie in warm colors with a calm feeling... What to do you think?  I could do the walls in a nice green or blue... or even a similar color as what is shown.

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Then, Sydney just grabs my eye as being cool and calm, don't ya think?  In this room I think I would definitely go with a green or blue wall. Hmmm...

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I have some time to make a decision, but which do you like better?

Well, I never have any rooms cleaned and photographed in time to participate in Show Us Your Life... HA! But I do love looking at all of the ideas over there! Last week was nurseries/children's rooms! FUN!!! 

If you're one of my regular readers, hop on over there and check out the talented ladies that post their rooms and if you're here from SUYL... thanks for stopping by!


Kim said...

I love pottery checkbook doesn't!!! Good luck with deciding..I always lean more to anything with red in it!!

The Apple Pie Gal said...

I want to sleep in the second picture!

There isn't a room in my house that I would put on display!! Horrifying!

Brittany..Following my Bliss said...

Hi.. I like the Dierdre :)
I think the addition of the red tones is just enough to accent if you paint the walls blue or green.

The Fabulous Faby Fam said...

I like the second one! I am like you trying to get away from the warmer colors and there is something very soothing about blues and greens. However both patterns are beautiful. Good luck with your room and your last weeks of school!

The Fabulous Faby Fam said...

Love both patterns but I adore the blues and greens for a guest room, very soothing! Both patterns are vey inviting though and give you tons of choices for wall color. Good Luck with your room! And with school too!

Shoshanah said...

Just stopping over from Kelly's Korner! I really like both of the duvets, but if I had to pick I'd go wit the second.