I know that many of you love cottage style, so I thought you might enjoy seeing one of our guestrooms. This particular guestroom (of 2) is my most cottagey. I used to have the toile linens & matelasse in my masterbedroom several years ago in GA & when we moved here, I started from scratch in the master & moved all of this in the guestroom. I really love rooms that evolve & have that layered look, as opposed to things that all match & come as a set. So, this room is completely eclectic, with bits & pieces from all different places. I found this bed once upon a time at a yardsale. It was a cherry finish & not all that great, so I painted it black to better fit what I wanted for the room.
I decided to add a soft pear green to the walls to mix it up a bit. This is the other pair of drapes that my mom made that are in my diningroom. Wall color here is from Lowes & is called Marsh, in case anyone is interested in it. It’s hard to get a good shot of this color, as this room has low light, but this is pretty accurate. The very first pic is probably the most accurate colorwise.
These oak pieces were a wonderful find & I’ve had them for 20 years. Even though I’m not really an oak person, I love these pieces & will probably keep them forever. The story of how I got these is pretty interesting. I met a young lady who was in college at the time & she was about to move back home, so her mom told her to get rid of all her college apartment furniture. I saw it & said that I’d be interested in buying it, so she said I could have it…just like that! I couldn’t just take it for nothing, even though she insisted, so I gave her $50 & she was a happy girl. I got both of these chests, along with the desk that you’ll see further down & another dresser with mirror that is in another one of my guestrooms. I think these pieces are very charming & I still treasure them. I don’t think I’d ever replace them with brand new pieces. They just don’t make ’em like this anymore.
Side table with vintage lamp.
Top of smaller chest with one of the many bunnies in the room. Those green pottery pieces came from Old Time Pottery a few years ago. Would love to find more of those, they were a real deal too.
A bunny painting I picked up on clearance from Tues. AM.
Here’s the oak desk I also got from the college girl. The chair was picked up later. That’s the old ceiling tin mirror I picked up a few weeks ago for $10. Some of you may recognize the shape of that plate above the mirror. It is indeed milkglass (shame on me for painting it) and was a yardsale find years ago. I painted it black & decoupaged the center with wallpaper. You can spot another bunny in the middle.
Bunny print was a yardsale find for $15. I did repaint the mat on this one. The architectural piece over it was also a yardsale find, for probably $2.
Another yardsale find, this wood tray was a good candidate for painting & decoupaging. I think this was $3.
Paris prints & some black/white plates I found at Ross. The prints were new & not a yardsale find….surprise!
And the Paris sign was also a yardsale find for around $2. I can’t remember where I got the round fleur piece, probably Ross.
Your guests are so very lucky to have such a gorgeous guest room to relax and sleep in! Love it!
Yeah, who’d want to leave once they were in that room?! I bet you’re booking reservations left and right after this ‘tour!!’ What an incredibly beautiful room, Rhoda! I’m always impressed by how simple you make it seem to “d-ecclect-orate!”
What a wonderful guest room! I love the Paris sign. Thanks for sharing with us!
Jen r. says
I love it.. It’s so clean and everything is in it’s place….
Moron Family says
So what time should I arrive?
LOVE LOVE LOVE your guest room! I am trying to re do my bedroom and your cottage guest room is actually my inspiration!
Have a great time in the mountains this weekend!
Thanks for sharing your room with us! I love it!
I want to be your guest! How wonderful to be able to offer such a pretty respite to visiting friends and family!
Mrs. Jones says
Absolutely beautiful Rhoda. You are so talented!
Erin~~The Classy Rabbit~~ says
What a beautiful room! I love it!!
I am in love with all of your adorable bunny pictures too!! Have a great week!
Susie Q says
I love toile and your colors are so pretty and elegant. I have a few of those bunny pictures and adore them! What a prefect guest room! I have a guest room that I re -did in burgundy, black and white toile with touches of yellow. But Dan moved back in! It still is pretty albeit, covered in clothes, text books and computer gear. : )
Suzann @ Lavender and Roses says
Oh my! This room amazing! I LOVE toile and black toile is my all-time favorite. The bunny picture from Tuesday Morning is beautiful. I hope that as my rooms evolve, they feel as warm, welcoming, and cozy and this room does.
Mrs. Julie Fink says
I love what you did with the window! I’ve been wondering what to do about a large window in my bedroom and this idea might work. If not, do you do any online consulting?
Love the bunnies, all of them, and
I thought they were done with, but I decorate with what I like. Love the laundry room too. Just found
your website and a new best friend.