How do I get a sumptuous guest suite with striped ticking bed linens ?
We are redoing our daughter’s room into another guest suite since her marriage in June. I just watched the wonderful interview with Lory and went to all her decorating buddies’ sites Lory joined with for an online session, so I’m thinking a lovely, restful room.
Here’s the issue: we have an Ethan Allen cherry bedroom set in there, so my decor has to deal with the dark colors of that. My husband would have another heart attack if I even suggested painting! Can’t have that!
It’s our old master suite, so it’s bigger than a typical child’s room with a long window seat under a short 48” wide window. It has a sky light over the bed, so it’s full of lovely light. Two walls are slanted, one on which the bed sits under the sky light and the opposite wall. I’m thinking I will paint the walls a soft/light tan and then using texturized paint use a lovely damask-like symbol stencil on the short walls in white or offwhite.
I’m interested in using lovely, inviting fabrics for the bed linens, window, and window seat The fabrics will make or break the feel I’m going for, I think. I already have all white bed linens in our suite and another guest suite, so I’m wanting to do something different here, but still inviting and lush. It’s Central Florida, so white/light colors are appropriate year round.
Help! I would send a picture, but I’m still tossing, giving or throwing away the things my daughter didn’t take with her and that I wasn’t able to pawn off on our young granddaughters who are using the same colors she used in their new home’s bedrooms.
From the doorway’s entrance on the far right of the wall from the hall upstairs, you walk in to see the window and window seat straight ahead on a full wall. The bed is to the left, centered on the slanted wall under the sky light. On the right wall is a tall chest of drawers and a TV cabinet in the corner on the slanted wall. To the immediate left is my mother’s enormous, but gorgeous, highboy on a full wall and right to its left is the hallway into the walk-in closet on the left and the bathroom straight ahead. I know that’s a lot of furniture, but my hubby surprised me with new bedroom furniture for our bedroom for Mother’s Day, so we are overflowing with furniture!
i appreciate your time and your thoughts.