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Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Next Step In Designing The Guest Room

Now that the twin beds, and bedding have been chosen it is time to move on to the next step...... 

Moving right along in the planning stages of the guest room is fun. If you missed the first post you can read about the white twin beds we chose and why we chose twin beds, HERE!!

The bedding was our first choice. I chose a navy and white rugby striped bedding……

The color scheme base is navy and white so what color will the walls be?

Right now the walls are painted  Martha Stewarts Lemon Grass….

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It is a really pretty sage green that mixes beautifully with the navy and white. 

I actually could have kept this color, but I am going to use something a bit different in this go around.

So what is determining my color scheme?
Since my base colors are pretty neutral, navy and white. I needed to find something that would dictate more color, and give me a jumping off point to complete the color scheme. 

A piece of artwork would give me colors and maybe even a bit of theme.
I happened to see a piece of artwork that I fell in love with on Abby’s blog post HERE!!

If you are not familiar with interior designer, Abby M's work be sure, and visit her blog. She does some stunning rooms, and design boards. She always inspires me with her young, fresh, and yet glamorous take on interiors.


The colors, and the beach theme really caught my eye. 

The artist is a local artist in Charleston, Teil Duncan, and since that is one of my favorite towns as of late, it felt right.

One of the colors that really popped out to me was the YELLOW in the striped umbrella.

I began to play around with some yellow accents, and I was beginning to like the color scheme that was emerging.

Ribbet collage guest room colors

If you are patient, and start looking for elements that you are attracted to, you will start to see a color scheme emerge.

I don’t make any purchases until I see all the puzzle pieces start coming together.

I think where most people get into trouble when decorating a room is they jump the gun, and make a purchase too soon without seeing how one piece will relate to another.

I continued my looking, and sourcing, and after visiting the site where the umbrella picture was found I actually found a couple more  pictures that would work in my room.......


This was beyond perfect! I have three grandchildren, two boys, and a girl just like you see in the picture. 

I knew this was the picture for my room!
All the colors are there, and the bright yellow flag is helping to bring out some yellow accents for the room.

Yellow is a pretty strong color so I have to be careful just how much of that color I use in the room. I have more to show you as we continue planning our guest room so stay tuned.

Plans have changed a bit due to the recent health issue of my sweet husband, but I love the planning stages, and sourcing so I will continue posting about my findings. 

I am not sure when we will get to the re-doing of the room, but trust me, I don’t mind the wait at all. I am just happy to have my husband back home with me.
You can read about what happened HERE if you have not been able to follow along lately. Be sure to read to the end of the post.

Thank you to all of you who have emailed me with well wishes and prayers. WE both felt your prayers and love through this unexpected turn in our lives.
We are getting back to normal and all things seem to be going onward and upward.




La Vie Quotidienne said...

This is going to look wonderful, you have made such great choices.

I am so sorry to hear about your husbands health issue, but I know he is home, on the mend, and doing well. I know how distressing and frightening this must have been.

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing today! These photos are gorgeous and inspirational. Putting them in my mind's memory bank..
The Black White Residence

Mary Ann Pickett said...

I am so grateful that your husband is doing better. Makes you appreciate everything we have.

That painting is darling... decorating is a fun diversion. Praying for your family.

Elizabeth "Libby" Day said...

Kathy Sue, I am so sorry to hear about health issues with your husband. I had not heard. But, am so grateful that he is doing better. I love the inspiration of the painting - just nothing like those precious grands. Sweet that you can lock them into this time frame for the future.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Glad you "both" are on the road to recovery.
There will always be time for the guest room project.....
All our thoughts are with you.
Patty and MC

carol jane said...

Are all the art prints from art.com? I love that site. So much to choose from.

carol jane said...

I want to do my master bedroom in navy and white. Are you using turquoise on the walls?

Abby M. Interiors said...

Kathy- Praise the Lord that you're all on the mend. Scary stuff. Thank you so much for the mention. Teil Duncan is amazing.
Abby M.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I just read about your husbands surgery and I am so glad he is now doing well. Love the choices you have made for the guest room and all the paintings are wonderful.