I was folding clothes the other evening in Willows room and since she shares a Jack and Jill bathroom with the guest bedroom I had a nice long view of the sun setting in the western window. Sunset is my favorite time in the guest bedroom, the light trickles in warmly.
I tend to gravitate toward simple, classic, design but in the bedrooms I really love to mix and match patterns. Blue and white is a classic combination that I love. The mix in this room of soft flannel and cable knit is perfect for the Virginia winter.
I pulled a couple of things from the garden room when I made the switch. I had purchased the navy and cream Ikat drapes already from Wayfair.com. They were waiting to be hung (for a year) so I borrowed them for a little bit. The garden room is becoming a little floral studio and photography space for me this summer so the drapes can stay for a season at least.
I recently moved my office upstairs since we were swimming in paperwork, and inventory for the online store. The guest bedroom had to move downstairs. The switcheroo was perfect because there is a wall of built-ins for the office now, and the inventory finally has a home. Guests have an easier time being downstairs too.
The two wicker chairs sit nicely by the window and give guests a place to set their belongings.
The winter bedding is from Pottery Barn Kids years ago. I was hoping to switch everything out for Spring but I think I will just wait until next Spring and remodel the whole room. Still keeping with classic blue and white, but fresher, brighter, and a little more floral. Think Chinoiserie lamps, soft buffalo checks, custom bedding with matching drapes and fresh hydrangeas from my garden. And FOR. THE. LOVE...maybe some new windows as well. The bed was a $100 craigslist find 7 years ago. It is a little chippy in places but I'm still in love. The headboard lights up via a touch plate and the warm pine is the perfect compliment to the navy in the room.
Do you love classic blue and white, buffalo check, warm pine tones? Let me know in the comments below!
Hi! I'm Amy. I am a former commercial photographer turned Agrarian lifestyle lover. I am a bucolic-aholic who loves photography, design, and bringing new ideas to life in our online store.
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