Coral + Aqua Guest Room

September 2nd, 2014

Welcome back from the last weekend of summer! I’m always sad when summer ends, it represents the best of times and while I enjoy fall and the holidays and eagerly await spring, summer reigns supreme as my favorite season of all.

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I accepted a design challenge to create a space in partnership with Del Mar fans. They sent me a gorgeous fan and the long weekend spent in Las Vegas gave me that extra day to put the finishing touches on the room.

This is the guest bedroom for the house we bought earlier this year. With the decorating I did my usual thing, combining second hand or vintage finds with stuff from flash sale sites or discount retail stores, much of it on sale or clearance. It’s a small space, only 10 x 11′ but now it’s cozy, colorful, and comfortable (see the before in this post). Here are some of the pictures I took yesterday with sources at the end.

coral guest room centsational girl


coral guest bedroom centsational girl


coral bedroom and chair centsational girl

I was inspired from the beginning by this colorful Ocean Twill fabric by P. Kaufmann. I fell in love with the sketches of ocean life filled in with watercolor hues "outside the lines" in shades of green, coral, orange, and pink. This fabric is whimsical and fun and sometimes you just need to run with something you love and let it takeover a room because it speaks to you.

 ocean twill p kaufmann


p kaufmann ocean twill

I bought the window panel fabric online and paid a visit to the studio of a friend to sew the panels while I was in town – thank you Michelle! She was kind enough to sew the large Ikat pillow covers for me from her collection of amazing fabrics.

pillows on guest bed

On both sides of the bed are twin chests topped with tall aqua glass lamps and a few amenities.

guest room nightstand


bedside chest left


guest room pillows cg

The space is all about comfort and color and I love it and can’t wait to share it with friends and family!

sources: ceiling fan / coral border duvet / ikat pillow covers / Trina Turk Greek key accent pillow from Bed, Bath & Beyond (in stores) / Banyan outdoor chair / accent pillow fabric / J. Hill aqua lamps from HomeGoods / framed abstract prints / copper tray and candle/ Jacques nightstand chests from Joss & Main / window panel fabric /  headboard from a thrift store / vintage alarm clock purchased on Etsy/ wall color: European White (Glidden).

*Sponsored by Del Mar Fans. Photography, opinions, etc. are mine.

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Best of July + August

September 1st, 2014

Greetings and Happy Labor Day everyone. It’s September y’all – wow, so hard to believe. And the last four months always seem to go the fastest right? I’m headed home to California tomorrow but wanted to pop in and share the not to miss posts from July and August, including a few DIY projects and the highlights from our ongoing home renovation. 

best of july august 2

The Nevada home makeover began by removing the popcorn ceilings; two great topics took place in the comments, first 2) counter vs. bar height in kitchens and then 3) disappearing microwaves. A few DIY projects 4) quotes with watercolor paints, 5) decorative box charging stations and 6) a new wall gallery and daybed in my daughter’s room.

best of july august 1

7) We finally finished the porcelain wood plank tile floors, 8) thoughts about installing an outdoor shower, 9) the new teal blue sectional and 10) favorite contemporary fireplaces.

Enjoy the rest of the long weekend!


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