Monday, February 6, 2012

Guest Room: Vintage + Modern

I'm home with Sky today, so I thought I'd share the guest room progress. When I'm home, he follows me wherever I go, so he decided to get in a photo. I think he actually goes with the room pretty well though.

Anyways, now that we have the paint complete, the rug and bed have arrived, we moved on to the decorative touches. We decided to go with the West Elm striped bedding set. I had really wanted to incorporate stripes in some way and the bedding was our winner. I still like the idea of using a bunch of decorative pillows instead of a standard bedding pillow, but we'll have to see if it's in the budget.

Between the bold striped bedding, the graphic rug and the graphic lighting base, I feel like the room is getting more  modern than I'm used to. I decided the room needed a few vintage-esque pieces to balance it. We had the perfect solution with a few of our past projects. Awhile back, I had shared our dresser reno project on my friend Amanda's blog, Love & Renovations.
We also renovated the matching nightstand

These two were hanging out in our office/craft room, but we thought they would look better in the guest room. The mix of vintage and modern gives the room a little more character. I have an idea for another family heirloom piece I'd like to add, too. We'll just have to wait for the spring to work on that one.

I like the mix of old and new. I'm kind of all over the place in my design tastes, so I like incorporating a few styles in this room. We still have some work to do, but we're happy with the progress.

Do you prefer modern, vintage or a mix? What other styles inspire your home design?


  1. Love the mix of styles! It's looking fantastic!!

  2. Love all the pieces in the room! I just read this post and a few of those pops of color would look great in your room!

    1. Thanks for the link! I love Emily Henderson. I'm considering adding a pop of color to the room, I'm just trying to figure out which one. :)

  3. I love the way this room is turning out, and I agree--I think the decorative pillows would be a great touch.

    Honestly, I don't really know what my style is. I know what type of rooms I gravitate towards, but I'm not sure what they're classified as, haha! I definitely need decor help...interior designer I am not. :)

  4. Looks great! Love the color combo. I am partial to contemporary/traditional designs with some vintage accents.

  5. I love the mix! It's coming together awesome.

  6. Aaa- I'm so in love with the dresser redo! I missed that somehow! It looks fabulous and is definitely perfect for this space! I, personally, like a mix of vintage and modern, but I think your room is coming along beautifully!!

  7. this room looks great! i'm really liking the rug and bed. your style and colors are quite awesome.