As I’ve mentioned before, after seeing the pictures of my house non-stop after book one, I’ve been dying to update some spaces in my house to give them new life. The guest room was the easiest to start with since I loved the big pieces of furniture still (bed from Crate & Barrel, old WS Home nightstands I painted white (similar here), the Bling flushmount fixture and Hudson Valley sconces, white silk drapes and IKEA dresser I hacked with big brass pulls. ) So I started with a color scheme of light greenish-grey (lightening the walls using Farrow & Ball’s new color Cromarty– LOVE) and warm darker grey. I also knew I wanted it to be a little more traditional as I’ve been feeling more in tune with my classic New England roots these days. As you recall, this was the guest room before, and this is it today:
I started with new bedding and the kind folks at Crane & Canopy reached out to see if I wanted to give their wares a try, which I did after hearding so much about them online. I picked out the Linden duvet cover, king shams, euro shams (king beds should have three across the back!) and the scalloped sheet set (all items available in other great colors and lots of other simple but great styles too.) The quality of the sheeting ( a silky soft 400 thread count) is SO luxurious and beautiful, I adore it and find it to be such great value for the price. I layered a chevron quilt ( I also love this one) because I think guests should always have options when it comes to the level of warmth they like. Also, for those who prefer no top sheet (Andrew looks at me like I punched him in the gut whenever I make the bed with a top sheet- he HATES them) they sell sheet sets with NO TOP SHEET! GENIUS!!!!
Also genius- the shams and duvet have ZIPPERS! So much cleaner and neater than envelope folds and buttons and makes changing the duvet cover less of a teeth-grindingly awful task! Why doesn’t everyone do this??
I sent my king shams to Cece duPraz to have them monogrammed in a matching threat in their Frances monogram. It adds so much to put a custom detail like this on your sheets and I love that you can send any bedding to them to be monogrammed like this! For the pillow I had one made from a Duralee fabric and cording (Crane & Canopy has some great options too for those who don’t want to go the custom route). The faux fur throw adds some warmth to the foot of the bed too.
As you know, I sold my chinoiserie panels and found these amazing etchings of flowers at Brimfield Antique Fair this fall. I sent them into Frambridge and had them float matted to show off the deckled edges of the paper and used their Richmond frame. They came out SO AMAZING! I love how the gold frames look against the cooler toned wall and play off the vintage mirror above the bed. The striped textile I hung on the headboard is a vintage African blanket I also found at Brimfield (Andrew saw it and said “why is there a dirty dishtowel on the bed?” HA! Men. Also note the mixed metals- totally okay to do!
Float matting is such a great option to use and gives art a slightly modern look. We’ve been using Framebridge a lot in our work (and personally) and I recommend it highly.
I also sold the painting I had done and replaced it with this work by Nell Waters Bernegger, a print on canvas from One Kings Lane. The candelabra is by Dunes & Duchess and the vase is a vintage find (similar here).
I also layered woven woods under the drapes for a more cozy feel (and better light blockage). These are fabulous cordless (safety first, people) woven woods from Select Blinds in the Bali Natural (currently buy 3 get one free PLUS 45% off!)
A bad iPhone shot of the room looking from the doorway- I used an old West Elm bookcase (used to be in Andrew’s office that is now our master bath- my how far we’ve come!) We also got a new foam mattress for the room from Hyphen and it’s awesome- guests have loved it. A great mix of support and softness without that horrid memory foam smell! You can get 10% off your own Hyphen mattress with code ElementsOfStyle!
Photos by Sarah Winchester (except for the crappy, iPhone one, those beauties are courtesy of moi.)
**This post was sponsored in part by Crane & Canopy bedding. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting those businesses that make EOS possible!