Today is the last day of Evolution of Style‘s Holiday Home Tour which has been such a fun whirlwind of festive spaces with so many creative ideas shared throughout! This final day is all about bringing a little Christmas cheer into bedrooms and if you’re stopping here after Rachael’s gorgeous home at This Is Our Bliss, welcome! I’m so happy to have you by for a visit.
Last spring our two oldest kids graduated from college and are off living on their own. As much as I miss them at home, I recently reclaimed their rooms to create a new office for my husband and a guest room/office for me! I’m still on the hunt for the perfect desk for myself but in the meantime I’ve had so much fun making my daughter’s room into a cozy, peaceful retreat for our friends and family with what I already had. (When my sweet girl comes home I have a few of her things tucked in an under-the-bed box to transform it back into “Hannah’s Room”!)
I hope our travel-weary guests will find this room a soft place to land when staying here with us.
A Peaceful Retreat
A reading corner with the comfiest bamboo chair I inherited from my favorite parents in law many years ago and painted, first black, now white. I love reading here and hope our guests will enjoy this spot too.
This humble little desk below is from Ikea. Years ago I painted it white, gave the glass a mottled mirror finish and used it as a vanity table. It works for snacks and drinks, or for our guests to charge phones or put on makeup. I’m hoping to find a small desk with some storage for this spot but the Ikea table makes do for now.
This little tray happens to fit the shelf perfectly and I love to tuck away some treats for our guests on it.
I traded out my desk chair for these two garden stools that we use on our new deck in the summer. They are perfect here for pulling over to the corner chair to rest a cup of coffee on, or to sit on at the table to put make up on. Garden stools are one of my favorite things because they’re so versatile!!
The oyster shell mirror I made for our bathroom makeover a few years ago has been repurposed for this room. I recently spent a night in Newport, Rhode Island with my friends and in one of the swanky shops there we spied an oyster shell mirror half this size retailing for $545! And I like my DIY version better!
Framing your wi-fi login is a wonderful idea for a guest room also.
Space To Unpack
When I travel I love a place to store suitcases and hang up our clothes, shoes and belongings so I cleaned out 2/3 of this closet for our guests. An extra pillow, blankets, wall hooks and a luggage rack are so handy to have too.
Cozy and Comfy
Soft furry pillows, a down comforter and lots of layers are great for our New England winters.
This is my interpretation of “All is calm, all is bright”, uncluttered and visually quiet.
I can’t get enough of those big pillows, they are seriously the softest EVER!
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Quilt | Down Comforter Insert | Duvet | All Throw Pillows and Throw Blanket – HomeSense | Reading Chair – Vintage |Framed Art Print Over Chair | Bed Pillows | Brass Floor Lamp | Oyster Shell Mirror | Luggage Rack | Garden Stools | Cordless Bamboo Shades (similar) | 3′ Christmas Tree | Christmas Tree Basket – Homegoods | Paint Color: Ben Moore Brittany Blue #1633