Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Ever Evolving Adult Guest Room

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Another week is ahead of us and what an exciting way to welcome it with Met Monday, graciously hosted by Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/. Be sure you check out her new post. I can assure you that you will find it very interesting, as well as other Met Mon participants' posts. I hope to see you all there!
Today, I would like to share our guest room for adults. I like playing with it because it is very seldom occupied. This is how it used to look. Pretty boring, isn't it? I kept adding more stuff on the walls but nothing seemed right.

I changed the beddings and the curtains, changed a few wall accessories but still, I was not happy with it. We bought a computer armoire, all the way from China. Now, that cabinet, I REALLY like. It is so neat cause you wouldn't know it is a desk and a chair until you open it up. The wood smells so good. We put a laptop there for guests to use. Thank heavens for wireless routers, they make it so much easier to set computers up. Looking a little better now, don't you think? The comforter looks more robin blue in real life. I don't know why it looks more brown in pictures.
Check out this computer armoire. See the chair? The back folds and slides in the cabinet so when the armoire is closed, the chair is inside too and is not visible from the outside.
I added the 2 oval mirrors won at an auction above the end tables. I also took out all the little picture frames. I am beginning to like it now.
All done! This is how it looks now. What do you think? I hope you like it.
I think I will keep it this way for a while.
Thanks for coming! I'll see you at other Met Mon. posts.





42 comments:

Happy To Be said...

WOW!! Christine what chages this room has gone through...I just love it..can I move in?? hey girl I am house broke and I do windows and floors..great post...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

marty39 said...

Oh Christine the room is just gorgeous. What luxury and comfort your guests will have. I love the mirrors and the bedding and drapes, they look so nice. Best of all I am just fascinated with the dest. What an absolutely stunning piece. That's definitely the room I want when I visit. lol Hugs,Marty

tardevil said...

Oh, I don't think I knew you had a blog. I'm glad to find out! I think your room looks great and that computer armoire is awesome! I have never seen one that folds up to hide a chair!

prof en retraite said...

Christine...This is just gorgeous! I love the colors! That armoire is really amazing...hiding a desk! And a chair!! Who would have guessed!!! Great post...Debbie

ellen b said...

You really have some lovely pieces of furniture and you've made some fun changes to make the space look even better. Enjoy...

imjacobsmom said...

Great transformation! I love your computer armoire - the way the chair tucks away and all. You finally found the right balance. Whenever you want I'll be your gurest! ~ Robyn

janet said...

wow your room is gorgeous and the armoire, oh my gosh its beautiful. Your guest will not want to go home.
thanks for sharing

Linda said...

Very pretty and inviting...makes you want to stay a while! I like the 2 round mirrors....very nice effect. Linda

PAT said...

Lots of beautiful changes! Very pretty room!

Christine, thanks for your comment about the cabinet in the dining room. It belonged to my mother.

Tomarie said...

I love the new look! You decorate each space in such a warm and luxurious way! Love the addition of the mirrors and the pretty blue. I love how the armoire covers the desk too! Now THAT is cool!:-) L~

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Christine - you have made remarkable changes and its coming along beautifully. I just love, love that armoir. So unique. I also love your tapestry.

santamaker said...

Very glam and chic transformation. Anyone would be excited to stay here!

Cass said...

Your room is lovely! And I especially enjoy watching the progress of its decoration, watching you build layers of loveliness. Nice job indeed!

Cass

Shelia said...

Hi Christine! Oh, how lovely! You are just so good at decorating and everything show beautifully!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Susan said...

Your guest bedroom is beautiful and I love your patio!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Christine what gorgeous colors.. so rich and regal.. I love the armoire that has the chair that goes inside.. that is such a unique piece... hugs ~lynne~

Claudie said...

I would be very comfortable in your adult guess room Christine.
I must comment on the lamps from Ebay. WOW you scored. Just beautiful.
Love Claudie
xoxo

Blondie's Journal said...

Christine,

You really made a difference with the guest room, I would be very comfortable in it. I love the armoire. Did you find it while in China or online (I know you travel alot, read your Saturday post :-) Did it cost a lot to ship?

Beautiful Met Monday!!

xoxo
Jane

Lisa (aka) French said...

Beautiful room...love the changes...Amazing even when it looks good we still want to change things (lol) French;)

LaurenFaythe said...

Very elegant! Love that armoire!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a wonderful job, Christine! An amazing transformation. It's just lovely!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Lady Katherine said...

Oh, such a lovely change, I love the armoire! The bedding is lovely!

Cynthia said...

Wonderful Christine, What a beautiful home you have and that bedroom is amazing. I love all your special touches. Cindy

Kathysue said...

Hi C, so this is where I can stay if I ever came to visit?OOOh, I might never leave.I love the bedding and I can see why you love the armoire so much it is a wonderful piece. You always seem to find the most unique and perfect pieces for you home, great job.Hugs Kathysue

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

c/x you have some beautiful things, great transfermation!

DesignTies said...

Very nice transformation :-) It looks both elegant and comfortable. And it has a sort of wordly feel to it. The mirrors behind the side tables are a nice touch, and I really like the little sunburt mirror above the headboard.

I can see why you're so happy with the new computer armoire so much -- it looks great!! And being able to tuck the chair away is a nice feature -- you would never guess what's inside!!

Kelly @ DesignTies

Fifi Flowers said...

Your guests will NEVER leave!

Lori said...

Thanks for coming by and seeing my outdoor Wednesday. Your bedroom is great. I do like the end result. It looks so warm.
I was going to do this today, but I left my before photos at home....:( I will have to do this next week.
Have a great week!

Bo said...

Hi Christine...Love your new header photo! Your guestroom looks prettier than some master bedrooms...LOL and that armoire is incredible! ;-) Bo

kiakai / Kelly said...

The room really looks beautiful. I love the mirrors over the nightstands. The cabinet is amazing. I'd love to have a bench like the one at the foot of the bed.
Kelly

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Very pretty room. I especially like the computer armoire and the big comfy plaid chair.

Have a great Monday ☺

Melissa Miller said...

It is so beautiful Christine!
Love the bedding. :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, I definitely think you should keep it this way for longer than awhile! It is beautiful! That bedding looks so luxurious! Next time I head your way, I'm staying in that bed. laurie

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Christine, this room is sooo elegant now. That computer desk is AMAZING! I love all the special touches in this room, including the big round mirrors! Always love a visit to your warm, inviting home...each room is a delight! Thanks for a great Met Monday post! Susan

Sweetie said...

Christine, Your guest room is absolutely beautiful. I like each piece of furniture and there is such attention to each detail. The computer armoire is lovely.
Hugs,
Sweetie

Glenda said...

I really like the bedside tables that provide storage for your guests. The comforter on the bed looks gold and blue to me and works wonderfully with your window treatments that allow for a generous amount of natural light in the room, augmented by those gorgeous lamps.

Your area rug also brings all the various colors you have used together perfectly. The changes you have made look marvelous.

Olive Rue said...

I enjoyed your photos. Gorgeous color selection. Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my blog too. I hope you have a great week!

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

It's gorgeous! The furniture is exquisite, and I love the mirrors over the side tables. Oh, and the bedding is yummy!

Justine :o )

xinex said...

Thank you SO much for your always wonderful comments and visit, Glenda. I always enjoy your visits!...Christine

Chari said...

Mornin' Girlfriend...

Hmmm...don't know how I missed this post yesterday? But I'm so happy to see it now...I just love looking through all of your transformation photos of this beautiful guest room!!! It was so interesting to see that with each step...it kept getting better and better! I sure do remember this pretty room from RMS...I loved it then!

Love the new bedding and drapes...that change made a huge difference to the room...so very beautiful!!! The big oval mirrors are simply fabulous, my friend...I love them and the pretty bedside tables too! And...I just can't say enough about that interesting/fabulous cabinet from China...I think it's one of the most unique pieces of furniture that I've ever seen...your so blessed to have it!!! I just adore the entire room...the soft colors, the furniture and new wall art! You did a great job redecorating this pretty guest room!!!

Love ya,
Chari

prairiedog said...

Hi Christine,first I apologize fro not getting over here faster,been so busy.Thank you for being so faithful to visit my blog,I sure enjoy seeing your comments.You've done a fantastic job with this room,love those round mirrors! That desk is so nice,who wouldn't want at least one? You did great,what kind of wood is it?
((hugs)) Cyndi

mbkatc230 said...

Christine, this is a beautiful room! Very luxurious for your guests. The colors are very soothing, this looks like a very relaxing room. And that computer armoire is amazing, I love the way the chair hides away, so unique. Another beautiful room. Kathy

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