Before & After: A Guest Bedroom’s Quick Fix

June 26, 2014

In the coming months we’re expecting quite a few visitors, so I decided to revamp our guest bedroom suite. Utilizing items that we’ve owned for many years, I put together a space that looks familiar yet feels completely new.  Staying true to my love of neutrals the room is a medley of earthy tones, textures and patterns.  Not a penny spent, just time rummaging through the house for things to repurpose.

Here are the details:  a pair of Ming dynasty chairs that were once desk chairs now act as bedside tables, art found at a yard sale 12 years ago turns the headboard into a focal statement,  existing bedding and pillows help layer a cozy bed look, the sisal area rug is a remnant from our redone office area and lamps that were once sold at Cocoon (our store) provide adequate light to read by.  Lastly, a feng shui botanical touch and some bedtime reading for our guests.

Take a look at the before and after process that took [literally] one single afternoon:

Below is snapshot of our Belmont, Ma., apartment circa 2005.   The lights and art were right at home even then.   While it’s nice to decorate with brand new items, I really enjoy repurposing what we already own and then accessorize as needed.  The guest bedroom suite will someday undergo a complete makeover, but I’m sure that some of the pieces you see now will still show up somewhere in the house…

Cocoon Home Design can help you achieve an updated, stylized look with preowned items.  It’s all about featuring favorite things in a brand new light.  Contact me at:  debra@cocoonhome.com

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Jennifer June 26, 2014 at 5:11 pm

Looks cozy. :)

Katia June 26, 2014 at 7:33 pm

Those prints! Love them and the memories associated with them!

sa~de June 26, 2014 at 10:25 pm

Eclectic comfort. Im coming and never leaving ;)

Alex June 27, 2014 at 1:09 pm

Love it

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