Some of you may already know that we’re moving! When I started showing you parts of my house, I never imagined that we would be packing everything up. If things work as planned, Casey & I will be buying the house I grew up in from my parents in Marin County. We’re excited because there are so many great features to the house; I know it well. The light there is beautiful and I know Cooper will have a wonderful childhood there because I did.
So having said that, I’m going to show you the rest of our current house. I tried to take as many pictures of the rooms as possible before we took things down. I am sad because it took us almost 6 years to feel 100% at home here. We truly poured our hearts into this house and in the end it was all worth it. It was our first house! I’m really proud at how things turned out and I am excited for many new design challenges to come!
Here it is. The guest room. It’s a very calming space. It’s probably the most uncluttered room we have.
Maybe that’s why I love watching TV in there…
We chose C2 Paint– C260 Kauai in Flat Acrylic Enamel for the wall color. I always wanted a dark blue room and after trying many paint samples, we settled on this gem. We really wanted to have an all white duvet cover but we had to acrap that idea with two black cats. This IKEA duvet has really stood the test of time and it barely shows cat hair. I love that in a duvet cover.
That lamp? Totally not Jonathan Adler. It was from Kmart! The tray under the lamp is from IKEA & I made that painting on the side at the Joy Retreat. That dresser and bed frame is IKEA too. Whoa. That’s a lot of IKEA in one room.
This is a side shot of the room.
My mother in law made us the valance & curtains. We always wanted to put trim on them but we never got around to doing it.
I had hoped to add a splash of magenta or lime green in here somehow… Maybe I’ll do that in the next place.
The three paintings on the wall were a birthday present from Casey before we got married. I was really into Blythe dolls in my early 20s. The colors of the painting might have inspired the wall color…They do match really well in there.
When Cooper was little he would point at the paintings and say “Mama!” He loves this room.
He always begs us to sleep in the “pokka dot bed.”
He loves playing on the bed and hiding under the covers.
I should note that the cats occupy this room most of the time….The bed is totally a cat magnet.
We have so many good memories here.
Some really really good ones.
It’s really been a great guest room.
We’ve had so many wonderful guests here!