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Midcentury Meets Rustic In This Guest Room Makeover

APRIL 27, 2015

Picture this: a room with a few pieces of furniture but no cohesive look. That room you know needs decorating attention because it’s unfinished. That room you want to pull together, but you’re not quite sure where to start even though you’ve pinned umpteen inspiration photos. That was the room that inspired our latest online interior design project - Kirsten's guest bedroom.


Before Image of Guest Room Makeover


Kirsten came to Decorist because while she knew the feeling she wanted for her guest room – tranquil, airy and welcoming – she was uncertain about how to get there other than knowing she needed a paint change (the bright green paint just wasn't tranquil!).  


Mid-Century Meets Rustic in This Guest Room Makeover


Enter Decorist designer Simone, who combined Kirsten’s love for mid-century and rustic elements, putting organic and more modern pieces side by side. We love all of the material contrasts: an oversized rattan sphere rests next to a mid-century inspired marble and wood bedside table from West Elm. The low profile Knoll chair is draped with a cozy sheepskin throw (check out Ikea’s affordable faux version), and flanked by a raw wood table. For paint, Simone went with a simple, warm white.


Knoll Chair with Sheepskin Throw


At the foot of the bed, Simone incorporated one of our absolute favorite finds: Ikea’s Stockholm hide ottoman. It swivels, making it both chic and practical. If you’re looking for extra seating around your house this is a GREAT option.


Ikea Stockholm Hide Ottoman


For pillows, Simone tapped two of our go-to sources for affordable throw pillows: Target and Etsy. Love the patterned pillow? It’s made to order by Esty seller Martha and Ash and boasts Kelly Wearstler’s Urchin fabric. The textured gray pillow from the Nate Berkus for Target collection is sold out, sadly. When it comes to Nate, you can’t hesitate, right?


Nate Berkus Pillow and White Wall Ladder


If you’re like us and appreciate clever storage solutions, then take note of the hi-gloss white ladder. So perfect for a guest room – drape a throw, towels or magazines. It’s a modern valet!


Bed and Side Table in Guest Room Makeover


Here's what we might love most about this transformation: all it really took was side tables, bedside lamps and a handful of affordable accessories to make this room feel pulled together! Oh, and a cute dog helps too.

Beautiful interior design.

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