I could have designed new drapes, tossed out the sofa, bought a new headboard and generally come up with an original color scheme for my guest room!
Instead, I took the drapes and sofa from the study in our previous home. I cut the drapes into four panels to create the bed drapes and still have drapes for the French doors!
The headboard formerly resided in my youngest daughter’s bedroom as the back of her daybed upholstered in ballerina pink silk.
I just can’t bring myself to throw things out when I can find a way to use them somewhere else! That wasn’t enough for me. I wanted my guest room to really “own” these repurposed items so I added several details to pull everything together with a bit of a French theme.
* The beading on the drape edge is accented by the beaded tie back.
* The hooked rug adds warmth and contrast to the dark walnut floor.
* The Eiffel Tower lamp is fun! Piping and tassels were added for quick customizing.
* Toile boxes on table and inside nightstand shelves add hidden storage.
* Toile dish accents black marble writing desk top.
* Crisp white sheets with black embroidery finish off the bed.
* Contrast check piping details the shape of the sofa.
* I always incorporate my childrens’ art into my interiors!
* A Tolouse Letrec show poster is another bit of French culture.
* The taupe walls add warmth.