I have been decorating a second guest room so we are now ready for overnight guests in both of our guest rooms. This room is far from the cottage look of the rest of the house, but alas, I had to use the things I had. This room is more of a French equestrian theme, and turned out very well. I am so excited to think that I will have all room to have all of my family under one roof. Unfortunately the weekend my son and daughter in law will be able to come and visit my daughter and granddaughters, my son in law will still be in Germany. I am sure that the time will come when all of us can gather in this family home together. I want my guests and family to have comfortable rooms to stay in when they come to visit.
Working with the size rooms we had in the house, the “cottage” bedroom has a queen size bed and this bedroom, with an equestrian theme has a king size bed. This bed was in the master bedroom in a past home. I think guests will feel quite “royal” in this lovely room.
This room came together with its horsey feeling because of a couple of pieces I had and pulled together into this room. This horse figurine sat in the living room of our old condominium. The clock had been hanging in our kitchen. This is the only room with any French accents at all, so here is where the clock lives.
This picture was one my husband and I fell in love with several years ago. We waited and treated ourselves to this impressive artwork for Christmas one year. This is a photo of the stable at Chantilly in France. This was the perfect piece to help pull both the French and the horses together in styling this room.
For the walls, we chose Benjamin Moore Distant Gray. I found this to be a beautiful soothing paint that is not too warm and not too cool. This is the perfect backdrop to our gray window treatments and the gray and white bed linens.
With bed linens like this, the crown hooks below were a natural fit. I love giving guests some hooks to quickly hang up pajamas, a robe or just when you have a quick change of clothes to head out to a new activity.
For those of you who have been waiting to see my finds from the Renningers Sale…these little hooks came from there!
An inherited bedside stand of old suitcases sits on one side of the bed with a handy reading light. The other side of the bed provides a mirrored dresser. I keep most of the drawers empty so guests can tuck some of their items away. Another mirrored piece, both of them from Pier One, is a lingerie chest which provides some drawer space and a landing space for guests’ items.
A peek in toward the bedroom which has a little hallway to separate it from the common areas of the house. There is a walk in closet on the right and an en suite bathroom on the left.
The redecorating of the room may not have made it very colorful, but that bed makes it look so much more inviting than that yellow paint and an empty room.
Here is a “before” picture that shows the weird door that connected the two guest rooms to one another. I am not missing this yellow paint, either! I am thrilled with how the room turned out and I hope all my guests are too!
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