Home Office / Guest Room

Yikes! I am behind on lots of pictures. I still haven’t shared these photos from my brother Jason’s house. There was one room in this house that was a little bit tricky to figure out exactly how to make it function. He wanted to have a space for a really simple, basic home office (the main Dear Lillie office is separate) and although it didn’t need to function as a true guest room it did need to have a mattress in here for guests (mainly me – haha!) He also didn’t want to spend very much so we tried to be keep it simple and just kind of clean it up and make it seem a little more put together.

The first thing we did was remove the saloon doors (much to the girls’ dismay) and the shelves. Once that was done we started painting. This was the neopolitan room because the walls were pink, white and tan. It looked just like a scoop of neopolitan ice cream. We painted the trim and doors with the same paint we had on hand from the rest of the house. Then we used Kendall Charcoal for the walls. We painted our master bedroom in our townhouse that color almost 6 years ago and it’s still one of my favorite colors.

We found some inexpensive roman shades at Home Depot for the windows and painted his childhood desk (I’d still like to change out the knobs but have yet to convince him that’s a necessary expense). My mom got a new rug for her guest room (I can’t wait to photograph it next time I am up there. I didn’t have time to during my last trip but it is beautiful!) and so we borrowed this one from her. We were hoping it would be perfect, but I’m not sure it looks or works quite like I thought it would so I am not sure we are going to keep it in here or not. And then we made this sign for above the bed with one of my favorite Robert Frost quotes and made the shelves. And then pretty much just used some accessories we already had and purchased a few to fill in some of the empty spaces and that was about it! It was a relatively quick and inexpensive makeover which was nice!

Source List:

Wall Color: Kendall Charcoal by Benjamin Moore
Trim Color: Simply White by Benjamin Moore
Desk: Has been Jason’s since he was little, pretty sure it was passed on down from another family member, painted Revere Pewter (just because we had extra of that) and the knobs were spray painted.
Rug: Target
Roman Shades: Home Depot
Clock: Joss and Main
Chair: Target
Organization Caddy on Desk: HomeGoods
Metal Mail Organizer on Wall: HomeGoods
Pitcher on Desk:HomeGoods
Quilt on Bed: Have had for years and years. Would like to eventually replaced with something a little more masculine
Pillows on Daybed:
Pom Pom Standard Shams: Ballard Design
Striped Pillows: Target
Solid Gray Squares and White Lumbar: HomeGoods
Robert Frost Sign: coming soon to Dear Lillie
Framed Basketball Pictures: passed down from our dad
Shelves: We made them. You can read more about them and find a link to a tutorial here.
Items on Shelves:
Black and White Striped Binders: Target
Little Clock: TJMaxx
Wire Basket: Target
Metal Box: HomeGoods
Magazine Holders: Target
Little white vase: Ikea
Basket – HomeGoods
Poufs – Target

I hope you all have a fabulous Thursday!

Dear Lillie


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