Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Romantic Blue Toile Guest Bedroom


Hi everyone! I was able to work on my guestbedroom slash office slash husband's dressing room yesterday (I'm sure all of you in older smaller houses have rooms that have to function for more than one thing)!



I'm sure by now everyone knows that I love toile! So I chose a blue toile for this room. But it can't be too "precious" as my husband uses the closet in this room for his clothes and he dresses in here plus it is our guestroom and we have male and female guests.



So I didn't go over board with the toile! Here are some close-ups. All the pictures will enlarge if you click on them.




What would a bedroom be without a chamber pot? Just kidding...it is an antique chamber pot though! It makes me giggle when I look at it there - I may or may not tell guests what it is!



The brooches were gifts and I don't really wear jewelry other than earrings so one day I just decided to stick them on this lampshade. Then the other day I decided to wrap a string of pearls around the top. I really love the way it looks! Now I'm trying to think of something to do with the final!




Now this adorable crown is from my friend Rosemary Rose's Petite Maison. One of the joys of blogging has been seeing my blogger friends follow their dreams and just grow as people. I've watched Rosemary go from making things for her family to making gorgeous things that sell in shops! She really makes the most gorgeous crowns and banners and she has an Etsy shop!



The headboard is from a thriftstore, the painting on the top is a water color done by my friend Judy just for me and the "dream" work is vintage lace and fabric with fabric letters. The nightstand is from TJ Maxx and I think I got the lamp at Target.





You can see a bit of my Inspire Me board that I showed in the post below. The other side of the room is my desk and my bookcase.




I'm not finished yet! I found a little shelf at Goodwill that has a groove for plates so I think I'll put that up above my board and I need to find a bedside clock. You're never really done right!


I haven't gotten around to painting the bookcase yet because it's been so hot I can't open a window! I'm planning on painting my desk too - but it really needs to cool down before I do any of those painting projects! I have some organization projects coming up as well.


I hope you enjoyed seeing part of this room (the pretty part LOL)! Now I've got to go clean my house! Have a great week everyone!


Go here to see the Blue Toile Room Window



68 comments:

Susan said...

I love the idea of putting the brooches on the lampshade...very clever. The room looks very pretty.

D said...

Manuela,
The room is beautiful. I love the fabrics you chose for the bed, and the pillows. Very relaxing room. :)
D

Ally0005 said...

Your room turned out so cute. I love the yellow cover on your bed. Have thought about getting one for my bed but I just love my white bedspread. I can't get rid of it even if it is 10 years old.

Ally

Nancy said...

I absolutely love it! That window is the cutest thing ever! Just everything...it all ties in so well together.

Nancy

Rhonda in OK said...

Such a sweet room! I love the chamber pot full of flowers - aren't you glad we have flush toilets now?

I am in the slow process of doing over 2 guest rooms - your ideas are very inspirational.

Nadine said...

Dear Manuela,

I adore your guest room. It is so light, bright and cheerful! I think whoever stays there will truly enjoy sleeping in such a pretty room!

Blessings!
~Nadine

Amy said...

It is beautiful! I would love to sleep in a room looking like that.

Terri and Bob said...

If I was there, I wouldn't come out! What a bad guest I would be!

Bonita said...

What guest couldn't sleep peacefully in that beautiful room? I love the chamber pot, the brooches, and that window pane. Plus, toile is always beautiful and the colors you've used are peaceful, sleepy colors.

Thanks for showing these pictures. I live in one of those older houses where rooms have to serve multi purposes. You've got me rethinking how I can use my office more advantageously, especially since we don't have a guest room.

Kelly B said...

As always... it looks lovely!! I love the idea with the brooches!! I never thought of using pearls that way... and I have a lot of yard sale jewelry that would make a very fun lamp for the girls in their room. I will definitely have to try it!! Thanks!! :)

Shilo said...

It turned out so beautiful! I love it! My favorite of all is the art you chose and how it's not too matchy matchy but looks perfectly coordinated! I'm still working on the art of that! You nailed it.
Thanks for your sweet comments today too! :)
Blessings!

Rhondi said...

Hi Manueal
The room is so pretty. Anyone would be blessed to be a guest in your house. I have the same matelasse bedspread. I got it at a yard sale too.
Hugs, Rhondi

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Manuela! I could spend all day on your blog! You are such an inspiration! This guest room is so darling! I love everything you have done to it! Will be back soon!

Hugs!
Maryjane
The Beehive Cootage &
Sweet Sassy Sadie Lee

paintergal said...

I love that color of toile- looks periwinkle on my monitor.
What is the coverlet made of? Looks kind of like matelasse, but more intricate.
The second bedroom on our main level is the guest room/computer room. It's also where I have my dresser since our bedroom is too small for two dressers. So I know exactly what you mean about dual purpose rooms!

Lou Cinda said...

Love it, Love it, Love it!!!

Lou Cinda :)

Stacey said...

Perfect! I really like the combination of pictures you chose for the wall. The room looks really nice.

BTW, my hubby dresses in our guest room some too. He gets up at 5am to walk so he dresses in there ....because I'm still asleep.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty room! I really like what you did with the lamp shade, and like the soft yellow and toile together.

Mrs. Dunbar said...

I am in love with the bedding and the lamp shade. So chic.

Kathleen Grace said...

The blue and cream is so pretty and the brooches on the lampshade are a great idea. Jewelry for your room!

scrappy quilter said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love the softness of the blue. It just looks so relaxing.

Heather said...

it's so beautiful! i could sleep in there for days :)

Kitty Scraps said...

What a beautiful and relaxing room! The colors are so soothing! Your guests will never want to leave *smiles*

prof en retraite said...

How pretty, Manuela! It has just the perfect touch of toile! And I love all of your unique additions! Lovely room! Enjoy the rest of your week!...Debbie

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Gosh, I would love to stay in that room! Good job! I have yet to see anything you've done that isn't adorable!
XOXO
Joni

Laura said...

You always have the best ideas!! The room is lovely and you did a wonderful job decorating.
Have a great evening. I can't wait to see what you do next!
Laura

Carrie said...

The room is turning out very beautifully. I enjoy all the nice details you've incorporated...that lamp is fabulous!

Rosemary said...

Hi Manuela,
I was just visiting your blog when I spied one of my crowns. How sweet it looks on your statue. Of course your room is amazing!! Thanks so much for the sweet comments about me and my art.
I just did a post on how I don't have any blue in my home. I love the blue you used, it's so soft, and pretty.
Thanks again,
Rosemary

Dawn said...

So many sweet things here! Love the lampshade, what a great idea for old jewlery, or new for that matter! The crown on the figurine is adorable. I love how bloggers support each other's ventures.
Dawn

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It's all just beautiful, Manuela!

Utah Grammie said...

Lovely guest room/ office/extra room! When can I visit? It looks perfectly ready to me :-) Beautiful! Love the softness of it ~

Suzanne said...

What a cute lampshade idea! The blue toile looks perfect in your guest/office/husband's dressing room. :)

Darlene said...

Hi Manuela,
I LOVE the toile blue room....GORGEOUS! I think everyone who uses the room will love it (including your hubby).

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

It is beautiful! I really like the look that is has...as if it came together overtime, from family heirlooms...

Sue said...

Hi Manuela...how are you doing in this awful heat?? I love your guest room..you are so creative...I love the old window you have hung next to the bed...very nice touch...Sue.

Audra said...

Love the brooches on the lamp shade. I am definately using that idea. The room is elegant and tasteful, any quest would be honored to stay! Brava!

Anonymous said...

Manuela: I adore it! I am absolutely crazy about the way you decorated your lamp with jewelry. You are too clever and have the nicest, most welcoming way of homemaking. Destiny

horse loving lineman's wife said...

Your room is beautiful!! Sweet dreams to your guests.

Angie said...

So beautiful and peaceful. I know you love spending time in there!

An Accomplished Woman said...

It looks beautiful. YOu are very talented.

Cyntha

diXymiss said...

What a charming space. I especially like the vintage brooches and string of pearls lampshade bling. ThanX for the fun tour.

mishebe said...

very nice, love that nightstand. And yellow and blue go so good together. Specially when it is toile.

Amber said...

Everything looks SO lovely!

Farmgirl Paints said...

So pretty. I know I would love to stay there. I bet it smells sweet too. It just looks like it would:)

june@craftyniche said...

Your guest room is so cozy! I'm sure your guests will love to stay in that room. :)

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

Lovely--my favorite part is the brooches on the lampshade.

Jo - To a Pretty Life said...

That is a gorgeous room! I particularly love the yellow bedspread with the blue toile. Your guests will be honoured to get to sleep there! Good luck with the weather letting you paint!

The Decorated House said...

Good Day Manuela~
What a lovely room. So welcoming and functional too! Toile will be a classic forever and I love seeing how you use it in your home.
Donna

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Manuela, it is a dream. The buttercream yellow makes me weak in the knees. Such a restful room!!

Thanks for joining the Rooster Party....I think we will have lots of fun!

Barb :-)

salmagundi said...

This is so pretty and restful. Any guest will be pleased to stay in this room. Sally

Christina said...

Such a beautiful room. Love the bling on the lamp and your cork board/frame is wonderful. The whole room is very pleasing. I'm sure your guests, male or female, will feel at home in it.

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

It looks beautiful!!! You did a wonderful job with it!!! :)
How wonderful you have a guest room. :) We use every room for something here...LOL...but, we don't have overnight guests much so no biggie! hehe! :) have a great rest of the week!

Marilyn in NM said...

Beautifully done! I love the blue toile and especially the bedskirt with the yellow matelasse quilt top. Very pretty. I just love it! But then again, I love the blue toile anywhere that you put it!
Marilyn in NM

Victoria said...

The room is turning out beautiful! Love the bedding you found and all the little things that make the room (brooches on lampshade, chamber pot, etc).

Jennifer said...

Manuela, your guest room is just lovely. Anyone visiting your home would feel so welcome. You have wonderful taste and I appreciate how you inspire us all!

Have a wonderful weekend,
Jennifer

Southern Fried Gal said...

That lamp shade is darling! Your guests are lucky to have such a warm and welcoming room!

Julie said...

Manuela,

Thanks for visiting..
You and I BOTH....yes...love toile.
It's something that will NEVER go out of style. It's a classic and it's beautiful.
I love the window on the wall, and the little crown on the cherub.
By the way... it's my fluffy white dog that uses the beds. Kobe, on the couch, just grabs the beds and drags them around the house.arrggh.
:-) love the pic of your dog.
have a good one.

Laura said...

It looks absolutely amazing- so soft and serene- and yes I fully understand about multi-purpose rooms.

Those are my favorites,
Laura

Cheri Peoples said...

Hey-
I don't know if you realized when you came over to my blog that I had a give-a-way going on all week and each comment went into the drawing and you won.

I don't know what is up with google lately but pictures disappear (and it's not just my blog) and then reappear and then some disappear again-I tell you this because you won one of Our(My husband and I) Photography art on our other blog. I went over to look at it this morning to see how it looked and there are some things missing. The code is there and it is correct but you can't view everything. At this time I think everything has at least one of the pictures up (if it comes in color, b/w and sepia it may only show the b/w but at least you can view them.) If there are some you can't view but you would like me to e-mail them so you can take a look-let me know.

Cheri

Debbie J. said...

My favorite thing is the vintage window on the wall. I've seen these for sale and tried to talk dh into buying one. I couldn't really think of a place to put it, but since seeing this post, any wall would look good. :o)

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi Manuela,
Well, you know how much I LOVE yellow, white and blue rooms, so I'm LOVE with what you've done here. Every little detail is pure magic! And as for the brooches on the lampshade...genius!
Now I know where the idea of 'soaring birds holding a banner' came from (on your side bar). I see things, put them away in my dusty old brain, and then can't remember where they came from. I was leaving a comment over at Happy Homebody, saw your name, came over, and...there it was. Ha! I just posted about making a different sort of Nest Banner.
Have a great weekend,
M.L.

Colleen said...

Your guest room is beautiful!!! I love it and any guest will feel very pampered.

Jean said...

A beautiful room! I love the soft colors. Great ideas on the lamp shade. Love it! jean

Debbie said...

It all came together so beautifully. You are always very creative and original. Can't wait to see the other side.
Debbie

Storybook Woods said...

Manuela, what a gorgeous room. You must be over the moon. So many beautiful and creative touches. I am sure anyone who stays with you, will feel very pampered xoxoxo Clarice

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I've been having computer problems, so I'm going back to check posts I've missed. I'm so glad I came back to see this one. I want to come stay in your guestroom! I'll even look the other way when your husband comes in to get dressed! This is beautiful. I love toile too, and this blue is so soothing. The bejeweled lampshade is so clever and looks stunning. (I also won't use your chamber pot for its original intended use while I'm visiting)! laurie

Nancy said...

Oh how sweet is this room!!!! Just go ahead and book me for this weekend...lol ;) Love it all! Nancy

Casa Mia * My House * said...

This is the most beautiful room I have every seen... Love it....Just my style.

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