Be Our Guest

This weekend, I finally finished my guest bedroom. Well, finished is a strong word. Is decorating really ever done? I was definitely working on a tight budget since this isn’t a room that gets a lot of use. I mostly used vendors from Etsy, so I wanted to share some of the stores that helped get my inspiration to an affordable level.

As you can see, the space before was just blah. I fell in love with this print called London Street by Richard Ryan. It was definitely my inspiration for the rest of the room.  Here is what I did!

First things first—the room desperately needed a coat of paint. I went with Benjamin Moore Stone Harbor. It’s a littler darker gray than the rest of my apartment, which is a nice contrast. I probably could have even gone a shade darker, but I’ll admit that I was a little afraid to be so bold. The next addition were the awesome vintage lamps I found from Elefant Design’s on Etsy.  I have seen these exact lamps in a designer shop recently for $2500!  These were $250 for the pair, so I feel they were quite a steal! I had Ella Dean Design on Etsy make the gray custom shades. The other custom detail was the roman shade, which came from Windows by Melissa on Etsy. It was wayyyyy less expensive than ordering from a drapery store in LA. My only gripe was that it took about 9 weeks to arrive, but I am thrilled with the way it looks. The fabric for the shade came from Spoonflower.

The pillow covers are from Festive Home Decor on Etsy and they were really reasonable. Now I won’t feel guilty when I tire of the hot pink. The blanket is the Favorite Throw from West Elm, and it really is my favorite. I also have it in green in my living room. It’s so inexpensive and comes in every color you can imagine. The mirror is from Ballard Designs and was actually meant to go in my bathroom. It ended up being too bulky there, but works great in here. The bed, furniture and bedding are all from Pottery Barn and I’ve had for years.

Now, all we need is a house guest! Care to spend the night at Chateau Schoneveld?

PS. Speaking of decorating never being done, have you seen the new ad for One Kings Lane? So adorable and just adds fuel to my addiction!

7 thoughts on “Be Our Guest”

  1. LOOOOOVE IT! I am a huge fan of all things Etsy and am constantly browsing around on that site 🙂 I DEF plan on being a guest at Chateau Schoneveld!! 🙂

  2. Sandra Zaninovich

    You and Karen make me feel like I’m living in the equivalent of a college dorm….for 2 grand per month!

  3. We’ll be there in early 2013! Keep the “turn down and mints on the pillows” ready! It’s gorgeous and inviting!

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