The two bedrooms above the living and dining rooms were also original to the house, and didn’t need too much work, just some de-built-in-ing, paint etc. Or so we thought…Once we got into the projects we realized that both bathrooms had water damage, so what was initially going to be just a little TLC to the vintage tile became full on renovations of both bathrooms. If you want to see how our stuff transitioned from our Chicago house to here, these bedrooms and baths used a lot of the same elements from our 3rd floor guest bed, and kids bedroom in Chicago.
Turquoise Guest Room
After: I love this room because it is essentially the same design elements from my living room in college (which you can see in my portfolio here). Similar wall color, we reused the curtains, the rug, the light fixture and the art…My taste has evolved over the years, but I think when you invest in pieces you really love, you can reuse them forever.
…The bed is done up in the bedding from the third floor guest bedroom from our Chicago house, the only new things in this room are the lamps and the bed from Ballard. Everything else are things I have been collecting for years.
But I mean…I am kind of glad for it too because yowza. That is chartreuse glass subway tile, and then simple white penny rounds on the floor in dark brown grout. We also replaced the single pedestal sink because this will likely be a shared bedroom one day and this fixture is a lot more practical.
Starry Starry Night Guest Room
Before: This room had the funkiest layout before. And, of course, more built ins. It has a lot of great windows, which made it less scary to go for it with the hague blue and wallpaper ceiling, but made it a little tricky to place a bed.
After: Putting the bed in the window bay really opened up the room. We used the Anthropologie curtains on the windows, and had them made into blinds for the bay. The rug is Jonathan Adler and was in a guest bedroom in Chicago, the bed was in the 3rd floor bedroom in Chicago, and the bedding was Pete’s from his bachelor pad after college.
After: Prints are from Mecox. The vanity was in our master in Chicago. This will probably be the next baby room, boy or girl, and I am happy we didn’t have to buy anything new to make it work in the meantime.
After: But again, I am kind of glad we had to go ahead and really address the situation. I took an idea that started in our Chicago guest bath, we had a ton of extra wallpaper and I loved getting to reuse it since I love it so much and we barely got to enjoy it in Chicago.
…and again. Funny story about the tile in the tub surround. By the time they got to doing the tile work I was on bed rest and couldn’t come up to oversee progress. This tile was supposed to be installed tweaked 45degrees, like quatrefoil. I was SUPER annoyed initially, but now I kind of love it. It reminds me of puffy clouds!
OK, as always I will try to answer any questions left in the comments at the end of the day. Tomorrow is Gracie’s bed/bath/closet which was a major renovation, creating the space out of what was the master bedroom. Then Wednesday we will finish up with our Master!