Saturday, October 24, 2015

Taupes and Browns with Pop of Orange...

Since we moved into our home two years ago, I have been wanting to redo our guest bedroom, but I would like to use some of its existing elements to keep the work and cost to a minimum.  I have always been a believer in living in a space for a while before rushing to redesign.  This way, you can learn more about how you will use the room, how it will look in various lighting/seasons, etc.  Yet, a girl can only take so many laundry folding sessions in a room with design aspects that make me want to run and hide! Ahem, first world problems, yes I know ; )  I am very grateful for a warm, cozy roof over my head, much less a guest room to re-design!

The room has a beige trellis rug and deep taupe window treatments, both of which I like.  But, it has a dark, somewhat dated wallpaper and olive green painted trim, which makes the room feel rather dark and dreary.  So, to play off the existing window treatments, I would like to strip the wallpaper and paint the room in a similar or a tad lighter taupe shade of wide, 18-inch stripes and freshen up the trim with the same off-white to match the rest of the house.  Then, to bring a little life into the room, I would love to add orange accents.  It can simply be a throw pillow, lamp, bedding trim, garden stool, etc.  Just a little bit of orange goes a long way.  I love the color combo of the earthy/organic taupes and browns layered with bright, cheerful pops of orange, and perhaps some graphic/animal prints to keep things lively and fun.

Some inspiration photos...

Mary McDonald

Mary McDonald

Amber Interior Design

Atlanta Homes

Caitlin Wilson

Coastal Living

Cote de Texas

Cote de Texas




Elle Decor


Lynn Morgan Design

Martyn Lawrence Bullard

Mary McDonald

Mary McDonald

Mary McDonald

Muse Interiors

New England Home

Pillows and Peonies

Ron Marvin


Stephanie Sabbe

Summer House Style via Decorpad

The Lennoxx

Purse Forum

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