The Second Guest Room



dresser, shelf

Today I’m sharing a room that you’ve probably never seen. The second guest room. It’s probably one of my favorites. Which is odd considering that it’s a mish-mash of things that we put in there when we moved in. Most of it came from one room in our old house, which was definitely my favorite room there! The rest of the pieces were leftovers, hand me downs, or gifts. Some, I just simply love.

guest room

This room has the best filtered morning sun.

It’s the kind of room that you want to wake up to.

The color scheme is all neutrals.

Black, whites and creams.

But, boy does it make a statement.

guest bedroom


The bedding is both old and new.

The Toile throw and shams as well as the white matelasse quilt are all old.

They were on our bed in the master for years.

The small black and cream check bedskirt and pillow I recently made and added to the mix.

Guest room curtains

The curtains are a new to this house purchase.

The bold black and cream buffalo check is a perfect partner for the toile.

I love mixing fabrics!

These curtains definitely are the star of the room and make the rest of the room shine.

Plus, as far as curtain panels go, they were really budget friendly.

second guest bedroom


On both sides of the beds are unconventional end tables.

One side is a tall end table and on the other you will find a small writing desk.

Both work well as the bed itself is really tall.

On the closet wall is a small chest of drawers that I’ve had a very long time.

It’s loaded down with photos of the family as well as some photos that my son, the photographer, took.

Of course, they make me happy every time I look at them.

dresser, chair

The dresser is one that I picked up from a friend many years ago.

Not only does it have a few empty drawers for guests, but it also is a host for some of my seasonal decor.

I plan on changing out the lamp at some point, but just haven’t found the right one yet.

Above the dresser is a huge chunky shelf that holds a few of my favorite things.

chair, dresser, lamp


In the corner is a small arm chair that I refinished many years ago when I first started refurbishing furniture.

It’s probably time to give it a little facelift, but the sentimental part of me is still hanging on to it.

The size is great, not too small and not too big.

Perfect for a guest room.

It also has a throw on it year round in case guests need a little extra warmth or want to take a nap.

guest room

Each piece in this room by itself isn’t all that impressive, but put together they work well.

The second guest room is a happy room that say’s WELCOME, come on in.

Hang out for awhile.

Read a book, take a nap, spend the night.

Did I mention it’s my favorite?

Until next time…




    1. Thanks Terrie. Some days I think I need to go with a little more color… but I can’t seem to do it yet.

    2. Thanks Terrie! Like I said it is one of my very favorite rooms in the house. It just makes me happy!

  1. This room is amazing! I love toile mixed with check. Toile goes with do many other fabrics. It is a favorite of mine. Love the chair and the piece over the bed.

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