Guest Room Redo
Going on Mary’s wish to give the bedroom an “antique-y feel with a modern twist,” Anne Turner’s first task was creating a new backdrop by covering up the bare white walls with a gray-green grass cloth. “Its woven texture does more to add warmth to this space than any paint color ever could,” says Anne Turner. “Whoever said that dark walls make a small room look smaller should think again.” Natural linen Roman shades add even more warmth and texture, and a cowhide rug provides softness.
- Walls: Chevron Sisal (SE1808) by York Wallcoverings, yorkwall.com or 717-846-4456 for retailers
- Duvet cover and shams: Lyric Queen Duvet and European Sham in Ivory by Peacock Alley; peacockalley.com or
- Bed skirt fabric: La Fiorentina in Grey, 2430-GWF 611 by Groundworks through Lee Jofa, leejofa.com, available through DCOTA Design Services; 954-921-7575
- Canopy: La Fiorentina in Grey, 2430-GWF 611 by Groundworks through Lee Jofa, leejofa.com, available through DCOTA Design Services; 954-921-7575
- Pillow: Festive Rug in Gold from Anthropologie; anthropologie.com or 800-309-2500
- Pillowcases: Linen Edge Saffron/Pearl standard cases by Dwell Studio; dwellstudio.com
- Rug: Cowhide Rug in Exotic Brindle from Shades of Light; shadesoflight.com or 800-262-6612.
For art on the desk, Anne Turner took pages out of an old, inexpensive sketchbook and inserted them into ready-made frames. Above the desk, Mary added an affordable abstract painting she found on eBay. A graceful reupholstered chair gives the area a comfortable seat.
- Abstract painting above desk: by Scott Nedrelow; nedrelowart.com.
- Chair fabric: Plush Mohair in graphite by Beacon Hill, beaconhilldesign.com, available through Decorative Center Services; 713-961-9292, ext. 1320
- Lampshades: Sand Strie in Chiffon by Kelly Wearstler through Lee Jofa, leejofa.com, available through DCOTA Design Services; 954-921-7575
- Roman shades: Slubby Linen in Mushroom by Calico Corners; calicocorners.com or 800-213-6366
- Artwork: Berry Flower Wallpaper in Lemon Curd by Stark Wallcovering, starkwallcovering.com, available through Decorative Center Services; 713-961-9292, ext. 1320