Recently one of my clients came to me about converting her daughter’s room into a guest bedroom. The decision to do this isn’t an easy transition for parents. Most parents do not choose to do this immediately but often know that the now empty space could be put to better use. The most popular choice we see is turning the newly empty space into a guest room. Our client wanted to be sure to keep her daughter in the loop during this transition. Her daughter is a sophomore at UVA, and comes home regularly, so she didn’t want it to be a shock! Her daughter has an eclectic Anthropology style while her mother, our Client, has a more traditional style. Working both styles into the room was our challenge but I believe that the two came together beautifully!
The featured fabric in this room is “Mani-Indigo” by Designer John Robshaw for Duralee. The weight of this fabric is perfect for curtains and the rolling navy medallions reinforce our traditional updated-Southern look . We first introduced Mani to y’all February of last year in our You’ve Seen it, We have it blog.
We love to show some behind the scenes, action shots! Everyone loves a finished product but there is a lot that goes into a room before seeing the end result. Thank you to Candis and Bobby for help hanging our panels.
Our client was surprised to find that many of her pieces could be reused in the room. Pieces like this chair, that was previously in the room can make a dramatic difference by choosing the right fabric and having the piece reupholstered. Tim, at Phils Upholstery did an amazing job reupholstering this chair. It is now a fun but classic chair that ties the room together perfectly. We kept the style of the chair traditional but fun with the navy and white fabric but added an eclectic touch with the brightly colored Indian kantha quilt.
We designed this solid navy bed skirt to compliment the colors and style of the room. This bed skirt is a tailored look that features boxed pleating in the center and in the corners.
Our client purchased this headboard from us, starting the entire room redesign. Tim at Phil’s upholstery created this headboard and was displayed in our shop. Our client came in an fell in love with it. This headboard was the perfect choice for her room and anchors the space beautifully.
We choose yellow as our pop color! We incorporated the yellow in the lamp, pillow, and quilt. Our client’s daughter loves yellow and fell in love with the kantha quilt. It is important to carry the secondary color throughout the room to continue the flow. Overall we were able to make our client happy by keeping the room Traditional with blues and whites but added those eclectic touches that the daughter appreciates.