Guest Room’s Final Form

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If you’ve been following along on Instagram then you know I’ve finally finished the thorn in my side; our downstairs guest room. Our guest rooms have gone through various uses from housing younger sisters, short term roommates to finally being devoted to actual guests. As our friends begin to mature and some of them marry off, we wanted our guest room to be an adult oasis. Several people weighed in on Instagram saying they loved the first iteration of the room, especially the white Ikea bed against the navy wall, and we did too but it no longer served it’s purpose or felt like us. This one feels more like we do now- romantic, refined with just the right bit of whimsy. Anyway, all that to say, we are finally happy with our guest room and happy to share it, and what sources we can, with you. Sources are sprinkled throughout the post. Below is the “before” shot by the way. I like to think of it as “another version” of the room instead.9296b2f2-dcce-483f-87c4-febf672cfb75

And now, back to the after, what we are all here for anyway.

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Desk (Habitat for Humanity store) (similar) // blue boxes // stripe vase (old) (similar)// Thrifted desk chair (similar) // Rug // Hummingbird print // square ginger jar // Remnant leaf fabric // frames

I purchased this stunning “Hummingbird” print from Janet Hill Studios as something to add to the cart when I bought a bunch of other prints. When she arrived it was love at first sight and she became the design inspiration to pull together all the mixed portions of the room. I even toted a photo of her to the store to color match paint and fabrics in this room to match sure everything was shaped around her. The photo below is from an Instastory where I allowed a vote between the Valspar colors, “Malted Milk”, “Romance” and “Crystal Pink”. Hubby and I fell in love with Malted Milk while Insta fam fell in love with Romance. We ignored and went with our gut and feel great about it.

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Bed (vintage) // Delft chandelier (vintage craigslist)(similar) // DIY Pheasant pillows// Harry Potter Letter Pillow // Scallop duvet set // Ticking Stripe Duvet Set // Stripe throw (old) (similar)// Ottoman // Young Woman with Peonies print and frame // Tassel lights // White Sconce // Cord hide // Wall color // Wall mirror//

I wish you could have seen me in the store when I purchased these ottoman. Talk about sparks joy. Marie Kondo anyone? I pretty much had a fit  about the bug pillow fabric that I passed on, come to light in a pretty little stool with “X” legs. I threw the display in the cart and my friendly neighbor Red Shirt went to pull its twin from the back. I considered taking them back to the store but the cream mirror tied them together nicely, if I must say so myself. I won’t even lacquer the mirror a funky color like I originally planned. And speaking of bugs, I found these cutie little bee clips at Ikea and had a similar fit of joy. Nothing, and I mean nothing, seems to make me as happy as little bugs.

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I wish I could offer you guys better sources but between lucky thrift finds and things we’ve had over a decade like the cane chair. This is the best I can do. A happy happy decorating to all of you and thanks for sticking around long enough for me to finally get this post out.

 

Minnie Mouse: A Bonafide Style Icon

 

I’m not wild about Disney World or Disney products in general but Minnie Mouse has always been my main lady. Something about a  girl whose signature look is a black turtleneck, a polka dot skirt and a pair of yellow pumps just speaks to me. Pair that with that little pill box hat and she has always been speaking loud to me.

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Trench (Similar, similar) | Dress | Shoes sold out | Purse (similar)

So when I opened up a Christmas gift today to find this little mini mouse purse, I could not be more thrilled especially since I was already wearing this outfit. dsc_0359

This little purse is hands down one of my favorite Christmas gifts and it pairs so well with this trench coat and the corresponding dress beneath. This dress is one of my favorites. It looks like a really well made skirt and shirt set. I am constantly running late for work and this dress helps me to look professional quickly. There are so many ways that it can be styled so it never looks like I’m wearing the same thing twice.

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I paired it with this trench because they are the exact same color. If I’m going to mix this many prints, I try and make sure they are identical in coloring. That means no white and black stripes when my dress is cream and black.

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I went for these little yellow bow shoes because they are my absolute favorite. I saw them on a blogger circa 2012 and knew I had to have them. I tracked them down on poshmark about a year ago and haven’t looked back. dsc_0387

To tie it all together, I changed my watch face to Minnie. After all, she’s why I purchased the series two instead of the series one (I mean besides that little old waterproof thing and the gpsing).

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Whose your favorite style icon that may or may not be human?

XO Prepford