Before and After - A Comfy Vintage Guest Bedroom

Whew, it’s been a busy couple of months here at SKD. (In your life, too, I’m willing to bet with pre-holiday craziness!) Today, I’m keeping it short but sweet with this project we completed last year for our client who owns a very successful local business but was at a total loss on how to redesign her home. Although we redesigned her whole home let’s take a look at her guest room first!

Backstory. Though our client is based in PA now, she’s still deeply connected with her Midwest roots. This means hosting frequent visitors and taking her hospitality very seriously. One of her priorities was to refresh her guest bedrooms.

BEFORE

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This fabulous custom-made bed was our jumping off point. When we first met with her, she was hesitant to incorporate the pieces she already had — this bed and a vintage dresser. She asked if she should buy new, but I took one look and said no way!

Both are super pretty and have GREAT lines (you’ll see the dresser in the after shot).

So instead, we decided the bed’s look and pattern would be the focal point for the entire room!

Goals:

  • Keep the space neutral so the bed and dresser would stand out

  • Blend vintage and new

  • Amp up the coziness factor for guests

Here’s how we did it…

AFTER

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We layered this subtle cream and grey wallpaper, clean-lined but sumptuous bedding, and several different textures. The result? A space that’s warm and cozy, but refreshing and relaxing. We also added these modern night stands to make the room feel more eclectic.

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A mix of shapes, neutral tones, and organic materials creates this fresh and soothing bedside scene.

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This distressed wooden chair helps unify the vintage-meets-today theme of the room.

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Here’s the existing dresser that I mentioned before. Gorgeous details, beautiful, warm wood. And would you take a look at those legs?

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And what guest room is complete without a quaint reading nook? The cozy pillow details and elegant Roman shades make this space extra inviting.

In the end, our client was thrilled that we gave her existing furniture an exciting new life, and we couldn’t be happier with the results.

Let’s admire the whole scene one more time...

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Ahhh… wouldn’t you just love to stay here? Stay tuned for more on this Haverford project!!

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