I don’t know why I didn’t think about this renovation when we were doing our major work on the house, but as soon as we moved in it was clear that something just wasn’t working with the layout of our guest room. To refresh, this post goes through the changes we have made up until this point. When we reconfigured the room we left the closet where it had been, but the room was so choppy with two big windows and two doors to the bathroom and hallway respectively, there wasn’t space for more than a twin bed.
We decided to relocate the closet from the area to the left of the front window, to the space flanking one of the doors. By moving the closet to the corner where the headboard of the twin bed was, it opened up the rest of the room for a queen. Which we needed with our other guest room becoming Mr. McBaby’s.
And now. You can see the new closet off to the right. We situated the bed in front of one of the windows- we just moved the queen from Mr. McBaby’s room and switched out the headboard with one we had at Biscuit. The side tables were also relocated from Mr. McBaby’s room, and we brought in some black lamps from Biscuit– and kept the same rug.
Work in progress…
And now. The chandelier is a vintage piece we had in our entry hall in Chicago and Austin.
The closet was moved from the left side over there by the window, to the far right of the picture. As you can see it gave us a much more open bit of room.
The same-ish view now.
I am so pleased with how our new curtains turned out. We used one of my favorite Brunschwig fabrics, which is really versatile. Here we played up the childishness/whimsy by adding the pastel trim. This will either be our next nursery, or Grace will move in here eventually, and I wanted it to be able to transition from guest to kids room easily.
Standing in the corners by the two windows looking at the new closet, doorway to bath, and hallway during construction.
Next to the hallway door we put the vanity from our Chicago bedroom, and hung our Sara Ashley Longshore Audrey above.
But this little nook might be my favorite. We recovered Grace’s old glider in what might be my new favorite fabric, ombre hex cut velvet.
I couldn’t be happier with our guest room. It feels welcoming and cozy for a guest, complements the rest of the bedrooms, and has the foundation for an adorable kids room if/when we need. We were able to reuse most of our big pieces- the rug, chair, vanity, art, side tables, chandelier were all things we had. While the new bits we brought in- bedding, lamps, and curtains brought everything together in a fresh new way!
So how do you feel about this before and after? Do you like it better than the original “after” with the twin? Or would you have just left things as they were?
pretty “after” photos by MBM for Peppermint Bliss