Sunday, April 14, 2013

Ready for Guests

The guest bedroom in the new condo is sooooo close to being complete that I've deemed it ready for guests and a reveal. This room has been in the works for more than a year - gosh it takes a long time for a plan to come together!! The faux bamboo bedside tables were found on Kijiji in December 2011, and they were given a makeover as part of a D.I.Y. challenge in June 2012. In the meantime, I put together a floorplan and design scheme, which was largely inspired by the chartreuse lily lamps I purchased in a Peterborough antique shop.

With the idea to spread costs out over the course of the year before the move, I tackled projects one at a time, slowly building my design arsenal. The vintage lamps needed to be rewired and new shades were custom made by Lia at Mod Pieces. I had my old headboard reupholstered in a grey velvet found at Designer Fabrics and upgraded to diamond tufting for a touch of luxury.

While rug hunting last summer at the Elte Outlet, I happened upon the SDH diamond coverlet, and then sewed my own pillow shams from a fabulous printed linen also found at Designer Fabrics. You may remember when I found the kantha quilt at a West Elm event last spring; I like how it adds just a touch of pink to the room.

The showstopper in this guest room is the Sanderson "Lilia" wallpaper in lime & silver. I painted all of the walls in Para Paints Pearl (SR30 from Sarah Richardson's designer palette) to match the ivory background of the paper, and then had the focal wall behind the bed and side tables professionally papered.

Some small finishing touches and the room is ready for guests to arrive. Drapery is happening soon, and then the room will be at 100%. My Mom has already stayed in the unfinished room a few times, but now I'm super for her to see the finished product next weekend!

Source Guide:
Wallpaper: Sanderson "Lilia"
Vintage Lamps: Nostalgic Journey
Lamp Rewiring & Custom Shades: Mod Pieces
Coverlet: S.D.H Linens via Elte Outlet
Kantha Quilt: West Elm
Paint: Para Paints Pearl, SR30


  1. Oh I just love it! What a beautiful space!


  2. Looks so calming and serene Pam! You have done a great job on your DIY and surely have a sharp eye gorgeous vintage finds! Your plan of shop earlier and be patient certainly pays off and I am sure your Mom would love her visit at your new guest room!


  3. GORGEOUS!!! Your room is coming together so well. It is coming together so well and your wait and find the right piece(s) sure is paying off. Any guest would be thrilled to stay there.

  4. What a beautiful room Pam! I love the lamps and the wallpaper is amazing in there. Thanks for the paint colour details. That is an awesome colour :) Your Momma will love it in there.

  5. So gorgeous Pam! Its such a soothing and welcoming space. I love how even your books are coordinated ;)


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