10.07.2008

Tour My House Tuesday: Guest Room

I am so glad to be back!  On Friday, I mentioned that I would be spending the weekend at my cousin's wedding.  What I didn't mention is that the wedding was in Pittsburgh, that we were leaving first thing Thursday morning, and that we had a layover in Charlotte on both sides of the trip.  Oh yes, and I am 5 months pregnant, which makes traveling so much easier!  Thank goodness I figured out the auto-post feature on Blogger, and I had a few things ready to be posted before I left, so you probably didn't even miss me!

Yesterday when I got back, I had every intention of catching up on my blogging, and visiting all of you to see what you've been up to.  I am so sorry, but I just couldn't do it!  My smelly laundry, comfortable bed, dirty kitchen floor and exhausted toddler all crowded in ahead of you.  I am looking forward to catching up with you today though!

Over the weekend we had the misfortune of sleeping in a rather uncomfortable guest room.  It's a long story but we stayed at my grandfather's house, and he is no longer living there so it has a rather abandoned feeling.  It definitely got me thinking about what makes a comfortable visit for guests.  Come and see my guest room, and I'll keep my fingers crossed that it's more welcoming than where I've slept for the past few nights!    

The color palette includes a light and buttery yellow on the walls, with mostly white furniture and blue accents.  Rather girlie, actually, but I figure that guys don't really care what it looks like, as long as the bed is comfortable, so I'm not too worried about it!

As you can see from the photo above, it's not a very big room.  I tried to keep it light and airy to combat the small size.  The white duvet and bedding are perfect for summer, and when the ceiling fan is on, it feels very cool and soothing.

But with colder weather coming, I wanted to change it up a bit.  You might remember the quilt in the photo above from my post a few weeks ago.  I added it to the guest room as a way to take the room from "light and airy" to "warm and cozy."  Now I can light a candle instead of flipping on the ceiling fan when guests come to stay, and it's the perfect room for fall and winter! 

And believe me, with my husband's snoring, I have slept in here a few times recently.  It's very cozy (and much quieter)!




58 comments:

My home - My life said...

Traveling can be SO exhausting and I am not even pregnant! I can't imagine how you feel... Glad you are back safe and sound.

Wendy said...

What a pretty quilt. Welcome back!

Gray Matters said...

That quilt makes such a quick, easy change for the room. Looks so cozy - I'm with you on sleeping in the guest room to escape snoring!

Amanda said...

looks great, a nice, comfy guest room is key! glad you are back, get some rest!

Kristin said...

That new quilt looks fantastic - it pulls in just enough of the blue accents in the room. I love the iron bed also!

Inspired Kara said...

The quilt looks beautiful :)

the undomesticated wife said...

It definitely looks cozy! I'd sleep there! ;)

The problem with guest rooms, though, is that guests come. And stay. And don't leave. Sometimes. (don't ask)

I *love love love* those two bowls you have hanging on the wall!!

Sandy Toes said...

What a wonderful guest room...I love that blue lamp...that is great! In my old house, I had a blue and white room..it was so pretty!
How funny about the snoring!
-Sandy Toes

Shannon said...

I would say that is very warm and welcoming. It looks great. I love the colors.

Glad you are back!

The Golf Widow said...

Auto-post? I'll have to find out about that one. With 4 girls that would rock. My MIL would be thrilled.

I too, love the lamp and think the roon is very inviting.

Sweet Simplicity said...

I'm glad your back, although you were right I had no idea you were gone! Gotta love that feature on blogger! Your guest room looks very inviting. I bet people enjoy staying there.

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

How cozy and inviting! I love it! Thanks for sharing - I just love peeking into other peoples homes. It's like spying on the neighbors or something! ;)
And you're more than welcome to come spy on me!

My Place of Peace said...

Love the quilt and as a person who travels MUCHO, I really appreciate the fact that your guest room has a comfortable bed, because I think most people we have stayed with have overlooked that important detail!

Jboo said...

Oh my -- your guest room is gorgeous. I might worry a bit that guests would not want to leave! You have such a touch for decorating! Hope you are getting all rested from your travels. Have a good week.

Janet

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Glad you're home safe and sound! Your guest room looks very inviting and cozy! Love the change of the look of the room with the addition of the quilt. A welcoming, comfortable guest room is truly a blessing for your guests -- and for when your hubby is snoring! :)

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Glad your back and hope you get to rest a little! That quilt looks GREAT in there!

Letti said...

Your guest room looks so inviting. I am glad you are back.

AndreaLeigh said...

Beautiful! May I ask what color that is on the walls/

Laurel MacD said...

The quilt is beautiful - what a find. I love the colors in the room.

Carrie said...

Glad you are back your room looks very relaxing I love the quilt.

Clara Belle said...

love the wall color!It looks like mine in my hallway at home!

Our Complete Family said...

Lots of things to say today hun~ Welcome back! Hope you're rested! Love your guest room! The quilt looks AWESOME in there! What fun posts to get to tour your lovely home!!! Have a terrific Tuesday! xo, Les

Annikke said...

That room does look very inviting!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

very cozy looking

Jodee Leader said...

Your guest room does look so cozy. I love the yellow walls!

Ms. Tee said...

I know it's fun to travel, but there really is no place like your own bed, right?! :)
I love quilts and yours is so pretty - thanks for the tour!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Your guest room looks warm and inviting...I love how the new quilt changes it up!!

I also have a snoring husband.....our guest room is the perfect refuge!

Glad you are back!

Lisa

Weeksie50 said...

I love that quilt..
I am really enjoying the tour of your home..

Joanna said...

Love that color yellow! The quilt is also beautiful by the way.

Darlene said...

Oh, I bet you are worn out from the traveling. Your guest room looks very comfortable and cozy. Just BEAUTIFUL!

Sarah Kate said...

Looks great. You are right the quilt is very effective in making the room look cozy. I do remember it, what a great deal.

Lisa & Gerald said...

Home Sweet Home!
I love sleeping in my own bed too!

Victoria said...

The guest room looks so nice & comfy. It is amazing the change that is made just by putting the quilt on!

melissa said...

hey there...i stumbled upon your blog from a friends blog...i got a big smile when I saw that you live in Colorado!! Me too!!!

I love your rooms..they are so beautiful and they look so peaceful!

~Melissa

Empty Nest Full Life said...

I've been doing a little catching up and your guest room is beautiful. Definitely cozy with that wonderful quilt. Love the gourd you painted. Where did you get the rub on letters. I am thinking this give me an idea. Jackie

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Oh, layover in Charlotte. I was only 1 1/2 hours from you. Yikes, hopefully, you don't have nausea....
Love the room. My girls fell asleep in my bed, so guess where I am off to. :)

Aubrey said...

Thanks for a peek into your guest room. I think nothing says comfy & cozy in the fall like a beautiful quilt!

Elise said...

I am so in love with your quilt!!
Elise

Kim G. said...

The quilt made the bed "pop"! Great job!

Sunny said...

The quilt made the room! B-e-a-utiful.

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