Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Our guest bedroom (work in progress) Part 2!

My lovelies, thanks for checking in on my guest bedroom makeover. If you missed the first installment, please click here.

To be honest, I had the roman shades installed by my hubby two weeks ago but they were too wrinkled so I didn't want to show them to the world yet. I have thought of ironing the wrinkles out but I didn't get around doing it. 

Fortunately as the weeks go by, they became less wrinkled. Here they are!



Bye-bye ugly blinds! I am so happy with how the roman shades turned out. I have been obsessing over these beautiful roman shades (with ribbon trim) for a while and decided to splurge for a change! Knowing that my bed will have a tall headboard that will be covering half of my windows, getting the wider (and more expensive) roman shades is the only way to go so they would show more. If I had opted for the smaller sized shades, I can only mount them inside the window frames. Hanging the shades as high as possible help to create the illusion of a higher ceiling.

As promised, the bed was assembled last weekend. Before we proceed to the pictures, I would like to say thank you again to the wonderful people at Arhausespecially to Kimberly for providing me this beautiful bed. Without their generosity, this makeover would not be possible!

Let's revisit my design plan again.

This room is about 40% completed so far but I am excited to show you our progress.


 After (still work in progress)


After (still work in progress)

Although this room is barely finished, you can already see a huge difference with the new pieces that we brought in. As you may have noticed already, there are no pillows and no bed sheets on the mattress yet. We have removed our old pillows and our old sheets and is waiting for our new ones . I supposed the missing pieces are okay because we are here for the bed today, yes? 

This classic beauty is everything I wish for in a perfect bed and more! The deep tufting is beautifully applied and the fabric is made of soft, sumptuous velvet. Do you realized the velvet fabric goes all the way to the back of the bed? It only mean one thing- the bed would still look fabulous no matter where you position it!

I also love the stunning silhouette and graceful curves, it looks very feminine and elegant!

Aren't the brass nail heads gorgeous? They are fabulous and perfectly aligned, love this wonderful detail! Oh, did I mention they have nail heads at the bottom of the platform as well?

Handcrafted in solid wood, the bed is quite heavy, which is a good thing. The bed came in two separate pieces, a headboard and a platform. The only assembling we had to do was putting the two pieces together using eight bolts. Easy peasy!

Another item I decided to splurge on is this Dana Gibson leopard lumbar in pink! I have been admiring it for a while and since I can't put any decorative object above my bed (artwork, mirror, etc), I figured getting a pretty, whimsical pillow would be a great solution to jazz up my bed. 

I love my stunning table lamps! The gourd lamp base and black lampshade with gold lining are from Target. It look substantial and has an expensive look but only cost a fraction of the price compared to the high end versions. If you like them too, grab them fast because the quantities are limited, both in store and online. I actually had to make a few trips to Target to get the shades and then go online to order the lamp bases. These things are flying off the shelves, let me tell you! 

Another wonderful Target find is this fabulous campaign side table I purchased earlier this year knowing I will be making over the guest bedroom down the road.
Unfortunately, the beautiful green is not available anymore. Other colors are still available though.

I am planning to get a few more items online and do some painting in the room. Can you guess which color I would pick and where I will be painting? Stay tuned for another update next week to find out!

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  1. I am obsessed with everything! The roman shades look gorgeous and the bed is just perfect in there with the pop of green nightstands and the fun pillow - I'd be a guest anytime!!!

  2. Love it. The room looks gorgeous so far I sure it will only get better. Wanting everything, green tables, lamps and that cute.

  3. It's fabulous! The bed is a "Dream"!!! and your shades are amazing!!!
    Will be looking for more of your work soon.

  4. The guestroom is beautiful all ready, can't wait to see it all finished. What size lamps did you get, I need new lamps for my guestroom and not sure on the size, are you using large or medium, would love to know.

    Love your blog! Annette

    1. Annette, thanks for your kind words. I got the large ones. I tried the medium ones but they don't look quite right with the large shades (the only size available). Also, I like the look of the larger size because they look better (and more substantial looking) next to my tall headboard. Hope that helps!

  5. It already looks amazing, I can't wait to see the final result ! Great job !

  6. I love it Jessie! Those Roman shades and fabulous bed is just perfect!!!! Can't wait to see it all done!

  7. JESSIE!!!! It looks amazing!!!! I LOVE the roman shades - they are just perfect and the bed ... well, I am coveting that bed right now. Everything is great... the color of the side tables (saw those so many times at Target and wished I had a place for them), the lamps, the shades and that whimsical pillow that is the perfect exclamation point for the entire room. I love it all! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today ... I would have hated to have missed this! xo Sherri

  8. It is looking so fabulous and I am crazy about that bed! I love Arhaus!!! Wonderful colors and style Jesse. Xo Nancy

  9. WoW!!! Fabulous. You are extremly talented!:-) I can't wait to see the final picture:-)

  10. I can't believe those lamps and shades are from Target. They look amazing!! The whole room is looking great!

  11. Nice job! Love the bed and the shades. It speaks of your style and some fabulous luxury.

    Well done, Jessie.

  12. It is looking so beautiful already!! Oh my gosh that bed has me swooning. I love all the beautiful details it has!! I would feel amazing going to sleep in a bed like that. I love the fabulous pillow you got for it too. Everything is looking so great so far; I can't wait to see it finished!


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