Monday, June 1, 2009

Lettered Cottage - Guest Bedroom Reveal



We're back!

And our Guest Bedroom is finally ready for it's close up.



It's first of many, I'm sure....yes, I still have other big plans for the little room. (You didn't think I would ever actually be done with it, did you?) :-)



- I used a very fine netted drape on each side of the windows in the room. I wanted to created a breezy look, and the drapes ($4.99 for two at IKEA) did just the trick.

- The large, cream-colored cotton area rug on the floor beneath the bed is also from IKEA, and was just $39.99.

- The oar hanging above the bed is from World Market, and cost $19.99.



- The matchstick blinds are from Lowes, and it seems like they were around $9.00 each.

- Curtain rods are from Walmart and were a steal at just $5.92 per rod.

- I picked up the bedside table at a flea market, and paid $25 for it. The ticking stripe driftwood sailboat is from White Flower Farmhouse, it was $22.



- The wicker plant stand I'm using as storage for extra pillows and blankets was a gift from my Mom. She bought it at Eastbrook Flea Market for $25.00.



- The starfish strand hanging on the wall is from HomeGoods, and cost $7.99.
I love the navy and natural-colored twisted rope!



- The black metal fan in the window was purchased a long time ago at TJ Maxx for $9.99.



My estate sale dresser (a gift from a friend) finally has something pretty to reflect!

Seashells sprinkled throughout the room add more coastal charm...



Remember the vintage "Big Ben" alarm clock I got at Eastbrook Flea Market for $1.00?
Turns out it does work, and it also looks quite handsome sitting on the nightstand next to the bed, don't you think?




The bed belonged to Kevin's parents, and all I had to do was paint on some of the same black I used on our Kitchen cabinets. To give it a distressed look, I simply scraped parts of it off with my fingernail before it dried...



The bedding was all purchased on Ebay. It's all Pottery Barn bedding. The quilt is "Blue and White Ticking". The accent pillows are "Kristine", and the lumbar pillow is something with the word "Sripe" in it. (Sorry! I can't remember the exact name!) The white Euro Shams are "Pickstitch".



We hung what we're calling the "Lettered Cottage Collection" on the planked wood wall, next to the bed. We'll be launching a website within the next 2 days if anyone is interested in purchasing any or all of the items shown in the collection.







Here's a video we shot last year, the day we uncovered our planked walls. For some reason the music doesn't work anymore. :-(



And that's it! I can't wait for my Mom to come up on Wednesday and see it. She and I are going to visit my nephew in North Carolina this coming weekend, and we're stopping off for a night in Charleston, South Carolina. I'll be shooting lots of photos all the while, so check back if you're interested in reading about our travels.

And don't forget to visit Melissa at the Granville House blog today! She asked me to participate in her "Favorite Paint Colors" series, and I've posted updated photos of various rooms here at the Lettered Cottage in my guest post over there.

127 comments:

Shelli said...

Amazing! I love your style!

Anonymous said...

Very refreshing!
Teresa

patinamarie said...

I wanna visit!!!

I'll soon be doing a guest room as well. A red, white & blue theme. Kind of classic americana, but not overboard. Been collecting the last few months. On a slim pickens budget too!

Yours looks so inviting and fresh!

Nice!

Every time I'm out and about foraging and I see anything beach cottage I think of you. I feel like I'm stalking you. LOL

Tina

Anonymous said...

The guest bedroom looks so comfortable and cute! I love the attention to details that you add to your rooms. I saw your guest post about paint and was excited to see you have your new dining table! Can you please do a post about your dining room as it currently looks? And I cannot wait to see what you have done at the Half Note. Thanks. I LOVE your blog!

Holly said...

Bravo! That looks great!

tale of many cities said...

picture perfect & so inviting! great job Layla!!! :)

have a great week!
-Tracie

Joyful said...

Beautiful! I especially love the dresser.

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

It looks fabulous Layla! I'm sure your guests will all love it! You may have a hrad time getting the guests to leave...LOL!

Stephanie said...

I love what you did with the room! Makes me want to come for a visit!

duchess said...

Great room.
Makes me want to take a breezy nap.
Love the wall art.

Denise said...

Just beautiful Layla!!!

Meredith said...

Layla, next time I am in town, can I bunk at your house? I will bring a really lovely hostess gift, I promise!

brynalexandra said...

This is so truly breathtaking. You are a talent!!

Sarah said...

I've just recently found your blog -- what a beautiful room! Great job!!

nameisgrace said...

Layla is looks wonderful! Can I be a guest? haha. Love it!

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

Beautiful! I'm also excited to hear more about your new Lettered Cottage website.

preppyinnewengland said...

Just beautiful. What an inspiration for me to fininsh my guest room. I do love the pillow arrangements

Rebekah said...

Well worth the wait! It's fantastic.

Blueprint Bliss said...

Looks so great. I am sure a lot of people will want to be a "guest" so they can stay in this room!

lisa said...

Love it! it looks so relaxing....beautiful
beautiful beautiful! I want to be Layla when I grow up :)

Simply Dandy said...

LOVE IT LAYLA!! Just superb.

renee said...

love it! that dresser is AMAZING...the fan as well! what a great deal!

Mrs. E said...

So peaceful, blissful...I want to stay here!! Your guests are blessed!

farmhouse wares said...

I've tagged you! Stop by to check it out.

This Home Sweet Home said...

Looks fab, I'd love it as my main bedroom, so calming.

Stacy Jacob said...

I can't wait to see your website. I love the "lettered cottage" collection! I will be checking back soon to see if it is ready. Your guest room is amzing. I love the planked wall!

-stacy

Erin said...

Fabuloso! Brilliant! Divine!!

The estate sale dresser (especially the mirror) is my favorite!

Have fun in Charleston, can't wait to see what you come home with :)

barbj said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I am in the process of redoing my master bedroom. I am going for that coastal feel and have already painted the furniture black and distressed it, the walls are white, I have a sailboat and some starfish too. I am looking forward to the launch of your website. The Collection is just what I am looking for to finish the room.

Erin said...

oops, I forgot my question! Would you share how you did your horizontal paneling? Perhaps a whole blog post on adding wainscotting?? :) That's all for now, I promise. E.

Megan Lee said...

Wow! The room looks fantastic! I am totally in love with the picture collage on the wall. I think I need to duplicate that look somewhere in my apartment! And the matchstick blinds are also a must-have. Beautiful!!

AnNicole @ OurSuburbanCottage said...

Looks FAAAANTAAAASTIC! Your photographs of the room are fab as well. You are always inspiring, and your rooms never disappoint. Oh, but please tell me you sometimes struggle with a room...I'm starting to get a bit of a complex here :).

Have a good one!
AnNicole

Meghann said...

Oh my gosh, you are amazing! It looks so wonderfully bright, airy, happy!
I hope I can win the lottery and fly you up here to do my house :)

mary said...

It is a coastal dream! Thanks for sharing! You are quite the bargin hunter... I have been inspired to think outside the box.

Tiffany said...

Oh, my goodness. The room looks straight out of a magazine. Wow. You have impeccable style! I LOVE it! I would be thrilled to stay in a guest room that amazing. I have never seen anything like it in person. Gorgeous.

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Words cannot express how much I love this guest room! When may I come visit? :)

Amy

Anonymous said...

It's sooo...inviting.
I love your style, it (almost) makes me want to completely change mine ;)
If I ever get my beach house in NC (love North Carolina, so jealous you are going!) I'll just ship you there to decorate it for me, K?

Blushing hostess said...

The guest room turned out beautifully! Have shrimp and grits for me at SNOB in Charleston and enjoy it, it was our home and we miss it painfully!

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

As usual, Layla it is stunning! So inviting and beautiful. It makes you want to curl up and take a nap.
Wonderful job!
*tricia

Bay said...

I adore this breezy room. As soon as I saw it, it felt like window was open and the breeze was moving those sheers! You've accomplished your goal on this one. It really made me FEEL!!!
I hear your guest post shows that dining room table I have been waiting for. Headed over there now. You truely are inspirational Layla! Tell your hubs good work too!

Daryl said...

Wow Layla! What vision you have. I love the photos and framed sayings especially. Can't wait to see those up close in your online shop!

xo,
D.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, I just love it!!! The room looks like it is straight out of a home and design magazine. Once again I am in awe of your talent. It is so fresh and crisp looking yet at the same time, it has an air of serenity and tranquility -- I would love to be a guest (problem is I'd never leave). Well done once again. Lisa

Katherine said...

Beautiful!

I love the collection of photos on the wall.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

How gorgeous and crisp, yet totally inviting! Your sense of stylish thrift is a TRUE GIFT!

Frippery said...

Gorgeous with a capital G!

Carmen said...

*sigh* I love the whole room! It's just wonderful. :)

The Pampered World said...

Wow as always! Love it! I think this is where I'm getting love for cottage and beachey style. lol

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Your room is fantastic! I love each and every inch of it.

Charla

Cindy said...

Sharp! Clean! Comfortable!

Kim said...

I love it all. The bedding is perfect.

I cannot see the video for some reason... =(

Suzy said...

Gorgeous!!!!!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

What a relaxing and tranquil place. It would be so restful being a guest at the Lettered Cottage. You did such a wonderful job!

paige said...

looks like something right out of a fabulous magazine
i love it all!!!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

So lovely and fresh! Just my style. Have fun in Charleston. Hubby and I were just there for 4 days in March. You will never tire of the beautiful sites! Here's one of my posts about our trip:

http://flowerpatchfarmgirl.blogspot.com/2009/04/your-door-is-window-to-your-home.html

http://flowerpatchfarmgirl.blogspot.com/2009/04/low-country-but-not-low-budget-housing.html

Anna See said...

Holy Moley, I love it! That planked wall rocks. Guests will be peacefully pampered!

Lindenhaus said...

Layla, that room is simply gorgeous! You have pulled together the most charming, comfortable looking guest room I have ever seen! And thanks so much for sharing a bit of the budget with us. That is very inspiring for those of us working on a tight budget. You are amazing!

Jersey Girl in DC said...

It looks absolutely gorgeous! You're so very talented! :)

Lipstick and Laundry ~Jen said...

LOVE it, and HEART your driftwood sail boat!!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Beautiful..calming...refreshing..peaceful..are just a feew words that come to mind! Great room~

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

It's just wonderful. A room filled with inspiration!

Cyndee Greene said...

Oh Layla, I haven't been here in a while. I always love what you do. There just is a special energy to it & to you.
When I find my new home so that I can begin to foster teens, I will definitely be in touch w/ you so that I can get some help in creating a magical home that makes them feel embraced!

Cottage Lifestyle said...

Stunning...love every single thing!

Renee

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

It's Fabulous!

Lisa said...

I love your style. I also love coastal decor and you put it together so well :)

LesleySW said...

This is truly phenomenal. It looks straight from Pottery Barn. It's gorgeous.

I hope to include you AGAIN in my Sunday blog roundup.

Thanks for posting this.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

You do achieve a lot whilst you are 'Out of Office". I love everything in this room. It is so fresh and happy. I think I need to steal the Estate Sale Dresser. It is absolutely perfect!! and great inspiration for me. I've been loving the deep blue treatment you give to aged wood and wondered if it would translate to something soft and feminine. And here is the proof!! You are a Style Master Layla!!

Donna said...

I just love that - so crisp!

Randi said...

What an amazing room ... your guests are blessed!

Kasey said...

Your room is simply gorgeous!

meg said...

Seriously? This is the most amazing room!! I LOVE your style and look forward to seeing all of your work.

Sara @ Be Still and Know said...

Layla, layla....the room is perfect. airy, fresh, simple, inviting. All of the touches blend perfectly. The dresser is stunning. This was a FUN reveal...thanks! :)

TanyaLea said...

Gorgeous!...you should send photos to Coastal Living AND Cottage Living magazines... it's perfect!! I love the eclectic mix of accessories and the bedding is awesome! Keep up the great work...as an interior redesigner and home stager by trade...I LOVE blogs like yours...they feed my passion!!! :) Have a blessed week!

~Tanya

remstar said...

That room is gorgeous! Like everyone else I want to stay. Are you going to be shipping your artwork pieces to Australia?
Great work - love your blog xx

Kimberly said...

The guest bedroom is really, really awesome! I'll be there Friday! Ha, Ha, I wish! I really love the Estate Sale Dresser. I never find any thing that great unless it's a thousand dollars. Stop by my blog sometime. I'll be posting my new kitchen (inspired by yours) soon. :) Kim

Under a Green Roof said...

so amazing! love the room, especially the planter holding the extra pillows! looks great!

melissa said...

Layla,
The bedroom is so serene and refreshing! I love the words in black frames on the walls and am so glad that the clock works! thank you again so much for a fabulous post on my blog today~a perfect start to the week :)

ness lockyer said...

Beautifully casual and done on a budget. A woman after my own heart. Love it.
Ness xx

Rona's Home Page said...

I'll have to show this bedroom to my hubby.
I love everything you did.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

I second the notion of sending off photos to mags on this one. Very inspiring! The simplicity of the rooms is really what makes it work so well. Thanks for sharing!

Funky Junk Donna

Daisy Cottage said...

(((Layla))))

LOVE LOVE LOVE this room...

Bravo!

xo,
Kim

SoBella Creations said...

Layla the room looks wonderful!

thehammondfamily said...

Amazing! Just gorgeous! I always look forward to your reveals!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Layla! That room is pure magic! I adore it! Especially the bedding!

delightfuldwelling said...

Gorgeous room! I'm sure guests feel like they are on vacation in a cozy beach cottage.

Lisa said...

The whole room is beautiful, but I am in LOVE with your fabulous dresser. And it looks like it has found the perfect home!

Jaime said...

Very nice job, Layla! It looks like it's a room, in a house, sitting in the Hamptons! :) Fantastic. Where do you get those star fish shells? I have looked every where.

Juju said...

Gorgeous!

The Knight Family said...

Fabulous room Layla! I love the bedding and the amazing picture wall!
Carol

Sarah said...

Wow, Layla! It's gorgeous! Every little spot is like its own beautiful, charming vignette. You make me want to redo my whole house and I'm not even done doing for the first time round:) I love the planked boards wall, it adds such architectural interest. And you laid out the Lettered Cottage Collection perfectly (can't wait to see more), I love that used some glass floater frames mixed in with the others. That estate dresser is sooo cool! What an awesome gift. Its amazing the way you achieved the coastal cottage vibe without it getting too themey or kichey...and there's really an elegance and sophistication to the whole room as well. Congrats on a beautiful space!!

Tara said...

Gorgeous Layla!! you did a wonderful job!

Melissa W said...

Stunning! I'm sure your guests will adore it and feel very welcome! Love it!

~Melissa

Fabulously french said...

The room looks fabulous, I am sure that you will not be short of visitors :-)

Leeann

Diana@DevineDesigns said...

Beautifully done! I used the same combination of frames on my "hallway of fame" treatment.

its so very cheri said...

Absolutely ADORABLE-my oldest 2 boys have a nautical room--Love it

Cheri
www.itssoverycheri.blogspot.com

Marianne said...

Wow, what a beautiful room. I just love it.

Ashley said...

Beautiful room, Layla!

Katy said...

Layla,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Oh my Heavens is this room beautiful, clean and refreshing looking!!!!!!!!!!! I'm in love with it, straight out of a magazine beautiful. Smashing my dear!

white flower design said...

I can't believe that you had those incredible horizontal boards under your drywall. What a treasure to find. It gives the room so much character. Love it! Lori

Hudson Goods said...

the planked wall! and the oar, you did a great job, seriously nice!

Love Where You Live said...

You seem to find the most amazing things at the very best prices. Wow. Fun room! cheers,-susan

Tamra said...

The room looks perfect. I'm sure you will have lots of guests that won't want to leave. My favorite is the dresser and wicker stand for the pillows!

Laura Trevey said...

Such great finds!!!

LOVED your blog ~~

susan said...

obssssssessssed!!!! This is awesome!

Centsational Girl said...

What a most relaxing room. I am just crazy about that fan in the window and the vanity. Your personal touch with the wall decor is supurb.

Kate

My name is PJ. said...

I bow to your supremacy yet again, oh Goddess of Style and Creativity!

Restyled Home said...

It looks so coastal, and beautiful! It would look perfect in the pages of Coastal Living!!

I also love that it was sone on a budget...

Cheers,
Linda

Cheryl said...

thank you so much for sharing your guest bedroom. It came out lovely. I have been reading your blog waiting for the post on this. You have a wonderful style when it comes to decorating. Love how you are able to find wonderful things at a great price.

Madame Monogram said...

I love your guest room. I'm working on mine and hope it turns out half as well!

Mary said...

I love the PB linens! So gorgeous-- I am off to Ebay!

Crystal said...

Layla

My name is Crystal and I have never commented before, but I am loving this room! :) --Hey hey I am VERY interested in your photo frames --can you e-mail me with info to purchase them please --I would love to purchase them all--LOVE them!!!!!!!!!!!!

my e-mail is --my hubby's

jeff_nelson186@yahoo.com

farmhouse wares said...

Beautiful job. I love every detail. I hope you have fun with your Mom.

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

FABULOUS! It turned out amazing! (But I knew it would with you doing it!)

Roeshel said...

Beautiful guest room...I love all of the details and the cozy atmosphere. :)

G+D said...

This is absolutely breathtaking! I can't decide which is my favorite--the ticking quilt, the gauzy curtains, the plant stand doubling as bedding storage? Wow--I love it all!

Suzanne at TheConciergeMom.com said...

love your blog and all your amazing ideas! thank you!

Kathi said...

Beautiful! You are amazing. Your style is just what I want for my house. Maybe some day. Kathi

Daly Essentials said...

it's so beautiful!! I love love love the plank walls!!

Sue @ My Party of 6 said...

I'm looking for the button to make a reservation, but I don't see it!

;-)

Absolutely amazing!!

gina said...

That is beautiful!!!!!!

Susan said...

I'm in love with this room! I NEED that bedding! :) --Susan @ ww.peanutpetunia.blogspot.com

PS~Erin said...

Wow! It's so very pretty. I favorite part of the room is the wall arrangement of frames. It's perfect! And that vanity is pretty darn perfect too.

Loving you blog!

Andrea said...

I just happened to find your blog, I think I was doing a google search for something. Can't remember what it was because I've been falling in love with your blog! WOW I love your design style & your renovations you've made to your house! It's incredible!! Oh and I LOVE your photo consultations! So inspiring!!! Anyway, just wanted to say HI :)

ticklishfromadistance said...

love the dresser. amazing.

Anonymous said...

Loyla~
I have been loitering on your blog for quiet some time and love your style!!!

I was trying to view the video of your guest room but it wouldn't let me. How sad :( lol!

Tracey

Ryan said...

Love, love, LOVE this room! Everything about it. I need that bedding for my sons room!

Kelly Muys Wood said...

such a charming room! very pretty. i love all of your finds.

kelly

Gabie said...

The rug? Where did you get the rug please?
Thanks!

Merry said...

Hey there, Layla! I recently found you and really admire your work. This room is lovely and sadly, the bedding is nowhere to be found...sigh. But I wanted to tell you that the Big Ben clock you found is the exact clock my dad had when I was growing up! It was around 1964, I would have been 5, when I began to notice the telltale sound of that clock being wound every night before my dad went to bed. I can hear it now. My dad died almost 20 years ago and it would be so sweet to hear him wind that again! Keep up the amazing work you and your hubby do together! You look like you have so much fun together! And it shows in the fruit of your labor! ta ta!