To guest room or not, that is the question! For many of you space is a challenge and adding a baby to the family can often mean losing the coveted guest room. Project Nursery reader Stephanie had another idea for her guest room. She chose to make the room a combo nursery for her daughter Nora and a working guest room. When the room is needed for guests, baby Nora bunks up with mom and dad and guests enjoy a lovely custom bed which matches the nursery’s dark pink, brown and tan color scheme. Here is how Stephanie created this bold and contemporary room for Nora and her fans who come to visit.
What was your inspiration for the room?
I knew I wanted to do something a little outside of the ordinary – and by that I mean, no pastels! So, my inspiration started with the dark pink bedding set I found at a discount store and expanded into the now color scheme of dark pink, brown, tan and white.
What best describes your decorating style?
Contemporary yet comfortable and practical.
Please share with us choice of paint colors, furniture, art, DIY tips, etc.
Because we live in a small 2 bedroom condo, we had to combine our guest room and our nursery spaces. So in an effort to keep things fun and nursery-like, but still somewhat neutral we chose two colors of tan for the walls. After that the pieces all started falling together. My parents bought us the crib and we found a dresser at Target that matched perfectly. Our rocker/glider came from Babies R Us and is a perfect fit for the room. Lastly, I did a few DIY projects that made our space just perfect for our little one. A Butterfly Shadowbox. A Guest Bed Headboard and lastly, the Round Circle Artwork above the crib.
What is your favorite item(s) in the room?
The rocker is so comfy.