29.5.10

Redecorating my Guest Room


One room done!  I wish I had a 'before' picture but just imagine 1960's wallboard.  Yech!  I am not planning to spend a lot of money on my basement and just want to spruce it up a bit.


I chose two very intense colours.  They are Benjamin Moore colours Quinte (burgundy red) and Mukluk (the neutral colour).  This entire set of colours are historical shades and have been given very Canadian names.


I had considered choosing a red that would match my Hudson Bay blanket and make it a Canadiana room.  But then I looked at this wonderful painting that I have and decided to choose colours that would work with it.

I am very happy with the results!  I still want to hang a floor to ceiling drape as a headboard.  That will warm it up even more.

12 comments:

  1. The room looks absolutely lovely, Sarah!! So inviting that I may have to go up to Canada and visit LOL!!! Thanks for sharing the photos with us.

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  2. You are welcome to come! It would be fun to meet my blogger friends.

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  3. It looks beautiful Sarah - very warm and welcoming.

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  4. Great guest room! Its warm and inviting :) I love that you even have a luggage stand at the end of the bed, that's just plain cool :) Nice job!

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  5. Mukluk? I really thought a lighter shade- like whale blubber would have been more contrast..HeeHeeHee...

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  6. The guest room looks great! Great job pulling it together with the details and paint.

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  7. Andrea> love that luggage rack, too. I think it was Linens and Things.

    buffalodick> I can always count on you for a laugh!

    Sarah> thanks. Paint does wonders.

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  8. Love that lamp you've got by the bed! I agree, a curtains made into a headboard would be perfect!

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  9. Yes, it needs the fabric to soften the room.

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  10. Belle chambre. J'aime beaucoup le rouge.
    Bonne semaine.

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  11. Lovely bedroom!! Can I be your guest? I love colorful rooms, they always cheer me up!

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  12. Beautiful guest room. You did a terrific job. Little details make all the difference. The luggage stand, Buddha and the warm colors all say welcome!
    Well Done!
    Pam

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