Living on Jersey means that our family are all a plane journey away. Therefore, when family come to visit they normally like to stay for a long weekend. Luckily, we have a spare room on the ground floor of our townhouse and this has become the guest room. It is perfect because it is tucked away and it even has its own bathroom. However, because it is a guest room and not used every week it has become a bit of a dumping ground too. The room isn’t being used to its full potential. We are in the process of decorating the girls’ bedroom, their bunk beds went up a couple of weeks ago and we are already thinking that the next room to tackle is the guest bedroom.
There have been some arguments (Mr C would call them discussions) about the function of the guest room and whether we should change it. Mr C has pushed for it to be made into a full gym. However, I don’t think our guests would like sleeping on a treadmill. I also need somewhere to work and the guest room would be ideal. Therefore, we have come to a happy compromise. I will allow Mr C to store his folding rowing machine in there but the rest of the room is mine! All mine. Mwahahaha. That is my evil laugh. I know, hard to believe that I have an evil laugh 😉 . I have resisted temptation to start from scratch as much as I would like to. However, in our guest room we already have some really good furniture.
Our guest room
Excuse the crumpled look. Let’s call it bohemian. We have a super king sized bed and it is so comfortable. The room also has a chest of drawers for our guests to store their clothes. I love these drawers because they remind me of our old house in Yorkshire. They are also really good quality and still in great condition despite being lugged over sea and country. The tub chair will be staying too. To be honest with you the chair has seen better days but it was the first piece of furniture that Mr C and I bought together. I know you shouldn’t get attached to furniture but I am.
I have decided that I should create a country-style oasis with a modern twist. It will also be my sanctuary for when I need to escape to do my work.
Our mood board
My furniture choices
Quercus do a beautiful range of rustic oak furniture that is perfect for my guest room and it will really compliment the furniture that we already have.
- Dressing table set. You can get this dressing table with the mirror and seat or just on its own. Our lovely guests are always complaining that we don’t have a mirror in the room so this would solve that issue. The stool also goes with the tub seat that we already have. The dressing table is ideal for me because I will also be using it as my work station. The mirror comes off and the drawers offer really useful storage for storing my work bits.
- Tall large book shelves. I am an avid reader but at present I have nowhere to put my books. These shelves would finally give my books a home. It is also a good storage space for my work folders. The added bonus of the drawers at the bottom would be perfect for our car keys, wallets and purses.
- Blanket box. We desperately need storage for all of our guest towels and spare bedsheets. This would be perfect.
Not On The High Street is a really good website for sourcing accessories and all of the below products can be found on their website.
As I want it be somewhere relaxing for my guests (and me) I have gone for a duck egg blue colour as the main colour. Duck egg blue is a lovely colour as it is so easy on the eye.
My duck egg blue accessories
- Country style bedspread. This is ideal for my country bed and I love the pattern with a splash of colour. It’s a classic bedspread that will never go out of fashion. It also adds a lovely texture to the room.
- Talking about texture (yes you know that I am a tactile person and I have to surround myself with texture), I would also love the duck egg throw. This would look lovely on our tub chair and it means that guests can retreat to the chair to read a good book whilst wrapping themselves up in a cosy throw.
My modern twist
I have been swooning over copper and these modern accessories will give the room a lovely modern and stylish twist
- Alarm clock because my guests aren’t allowed to oversleep 😉 . Also, when I am working I have a tendency to lose track of time so with this clock I will no longer have an excuse.
- White and copper light. Very cool and a stylish bedside light for reading and working.
- Copper and dipped cement plant plots. These pots will add impact to the room and with the greenery and plants they will help breathe life into the room too. It is also another fantastic way of adding texture to a room. Succulents are really in right now and they are very easy to look after so the perfect plant for a guest room.
What do you think of my choices? Do you have a guest room? If so what are your must haves?
*Please note that this is a collaborative post but as always all words are my own*