We kept the room's daybed and just scooted it over a bit so the side table could fit next to it. My inspiration for the room was the art work of Rhega's youngest daughter. I loved how colorful it was and knew this Anthropologie quilt was the way to go! We kept the neutral yellow walls, allowing all the accessories to take center stage.
Rhega and I chose a rich teal that matches the quilt and found an upholster to update the chair that had been in the room.. The upholster also made coordinating pillows from a striped fabric. The key to mixing patterns is to go to for opposites in the same color palette. A busy plaid in these same colors would compete with the floral, but the stripes just compliment.
I looked all over the place for just the right lamp for Rhega's room and eventually found it at TJ Maxx. Because of the large scale of the room and furniture and that it would be the only piece in the corner, I really searched for a large, hefty lamp with color. I found a lot of neutral lamps but I needed color to pop against the pale walls. I loved that this lamp brought out the navy in the quilt and contrasted against the teal chair. The gold accent at the base tied it in with the gold accents on the wall shelves on the other side of the room. I also just love the stone finial too!
They are perfect for crafty bits and pieces like pens, buttons, and washi tape!
The bar at the bottom is originally intended for a towel rack, but Rhega can use it for leftover ribbon, tissue paper, etc. Practical storage can be beautiful too!
One of the first items I started shopping for on this project was some way to hang the artwork so that it was easily changeable and fit the size of paper Rhega's artist uses. I had seen these magnetic poster bars a few weeks before and was excited to find a project to use them on! It's simply 4 magnetic bars that you connect at the top and bottom of the art. They come in different sizes and we went with two sizes that accommodated both horizontal and vertical pieces.
The wall above the TV presented a problem in that it was large but oddly shaped with the TV in the middle. I opted for an asymmetrical look, stacking the pictures to the left of the TV, allowing room for more art to be added.
Rhega was so much fun to work with and I loved adding so much color and personality to her guest room! Even though Adoption by Design has ended, I'd love to help add color and personality to your home! Complete the contact info in the right sidebar for more info.