Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer and mom of two little ones. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
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Downstairs guest room/office REVEAL!

Another room done! I haven't had a guest room in years so this one feels very luxurious (even though it doubles as my work from home office squeezed onto one wall). We've had a few room shuffles since we finished the basement, then Jason moved out, then etc. other changes, but things are getting cleaned up and I have this whole glorious, light-filled room on the main floor to decorate and use.

English country vintage-inspired simple guest room/office

I knew this might be happening when I did the basement guest room last fall, so other than the incredible rich paint color of that room, I brought pretty much everything up here and it all works great here, too. I made the headboard (tutorial here) from a free Facebook one and some beautiful striped fabric from Calico, mixed the bedding colors using things I already had and this affordable cute block print kantha quilt, and made the lumbar pillow out of this incredible linen from Calico. I recovered the sconces, too.

The rug is the Chris from Chris Loves Julia's Loloi line and of course is the most modern thing in the room but there are plenty of vintagey/antiquey things in here so I think it is a good balance. It's wool and so comfy underfoot.

Finding that spot for the pink chair was a bonus cause it had been sitting, confused, in a corner of the living room for a while and I didn't need any more big seating in there. But it is so cozy here!!

The frames and styling pieces are mostly antique, collected or from the awesome antique mall in my town, and most of the art are digital downloads. My friend (@ciarakenaston) helped me order and print them out so I don't have all the names but I always recommend A Home is Announced's Public Domain Print Shop for a huge selection of incredible free museum downloads for art. We just printed these on thick paper at Office Depot. Then also, the two watercolors are some that my mom painted years ago. Very special to me!

You can call me on it; this desk setup is not realistic and I took the photos before I set it up with my big monitor, laptop stand, headphones, timesheet notebook, bunch of cords... but you get the idea. The functional chair is honest. ;) That lamp is not really my style but the kids picked it out for me for Christmas last year and I will always remember how when I picked them up from their time with Jason after, Lucy blurted out, "Mama! We dot you a wamp at the wamp towe!" ("Lamp store." Jason took them to HomeGoods.) I actually covered my ears so I didn't hear it, as Jason was shhing her not to tell me! But so cute.

I love the wicker mirror, also an antique store find. Functional too!

Haven't had any guests yet but the kid love having another bed to jump on. :) And walking past this room all the time makes me very happy. Hope you enjoy!

Sources (many are the same as in the basement guest room reveal)

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