Style Guide: Guest Bedrooms
Two heirloom pieces—the homeowner’s great-grandmother’s four-poster bed and her grandfather’s writing desk—anchor this room. When it came to updating the antique bed, she started with solid bed linens. She also found a lively fabric for both the bed skirt and canopy. With its well-tailored appearance, the bed now lives up to the distinction of being a treasured piece.
These vintage beds are dressed with mix-and-match linens. Color is added to the room with an antique Bolivian rug. The vintage bird prints were a lucky antiques store find. Style Tip: Hang a collection of inexpensive framed prints as a group for more impact.
Upholstered headboards give both twin beds more presence and create symmetry on either side of the window. Pale yellow quilts continue the light feel established on the walls. Storage cubes at the end of each bed pull double duty as suitcase stands when company comes.
The walls and ceiling are painted a rich eggplant hue (Brinjal by Farrow & Ball) to establish a moody, earthy feel that's reinforced by dark wood and gilt finishes.