Updated Guest Room

Hello! Come on in! This is our guest room (aka napping room).

I have struggled with what this room should be because it’s sort of a free space in the home. It’s off of the foyer so it could work as a parlor, den or office but my original intentions were to make it a guest room.

Then I second guessed myself.

It sat all messy for months with nothing in it but after I was 100% sure of the french door color, it got me going in the right direction.

The doors are painted in Sherwin Williams – Urbane Bronze. Same as the dining room doors. It comes across like a soft black only warmer.

Why that color? It’s on our exterior too. I just love it!

The foyer has an interesting shape to it and you can see how visible this room is. I saw a bedroom at the front of the main floor many years ago and thought it gave the home such a cozy feel. My gut told me that when we were building this house and now that I have turned this room into a bedroom I believe it makes our house feel cozy too.

After finding this amazing, authentically old mantel, which I did nothing to, I knew that was going to be the focal point.

I only paid $100 for it and it doesn’t even smell musty and check out how the paint has chipped so perfectly.

Other than the mantel I kept the decor super simple. A wooden rack above the headboard because you can never have too many hooks (especially for guests).

Since there isn’t room for a night stand I put my favorite reading light on the headboard. It’s from IKEA. It’s an adjustable clip LED so the bulb lasts forever.

For privacy I found some lined curtains at Target that were on clearance for $10 per panel. That was sure meant to be because they were an on line only item that someone had returned to the store. What a steal for 108″ long panels.They are creamy, not white, but it works.

Do you love the little bottle light? It’s a vintage lamp that was missing it’s glass so I secured an over sized jar on top of it. I just plug in the lamp to turn it on and off. I could put it on a timer too since it’s a welcoming light for the entry.

The french doors have matching galvanized buckets with twigs and moss in them. The room is painted in pure white by Ben Moore, that is the color of our ceiling and trim. It was the easiest to do and I don’t see anymore pink. Remember my paint was Eider White by Sherwin Williams before? It’s a super pretty color but definitely has pink undertones.

Right next to the bedroom is a full bathroom and a foyer coat rack that is still chuck full of coats. We are still freezing here in Virginia. Are you too?

I have been meaning to post this for nearly a month. I am slow to pull out my big camera but I am obsessed with Instagram these days. It’s like a short version read to my favorite bloggers and designers. You can follow me there @home.with.holly for more of what you see here.

Have a super fun weekend and check us out on instagram HERE

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What a FANTASTIC job you did, Holly. I really love that old mantle AND the fact that the room is right off the main foyer.When can I book my room? Have a great weekend. xoDiana


Hi Holly,I am so coming for a visit to spend time in this fabulous guest room. Love love love the mantel in all it chippy goodness. It is perfect for a guest room especially with a bathroom right off of the room. Love it all.Happy Weekend.Hugs,Kris

Cindy - ClochesandLavender

Holly this looks wonderful and fantastic mantle. Chipped in the right places and you didn't have to do a thing. Also like the lamp.I am on Instagram but I like reading the story behind the pretty like when we all first started blogging. I enjoy the where,why and how.Enjoy your weekend Cindy

At Rivercrest Cottage

I love a bedroom downstairs. Being on the elderly side, it's nice when the guest room is downstairs where I go visit. Love the black doors and white walls. Your home gets prettier every time I visit!