Guest Room by Thanksgiving, Part 4

After not being allowed downstairs during the painting process, the kitties climbed and sniffed themselves into a blissful cat coma earlier in the week when I started moving things into the guest room.FullSizeRender

Since the last guest room post, I have focused on procuring a few goodies for the space.  As Serendipity would have it, I found these perfect laminate triangle tables as a side venture–when I took my kids into Paris on Ponce to show them the event venue last weekend.  “Well, we’re here…let’s just look around.”  They don’t call me SneakyPants for

I turned all bossy on those tables and told them to get into my car pronto because I know how opposites attract, especially when paired with a gilded rope settee.

The same vendor had two perforated pieces–one as a side table and the other as a pedestal.  I bought them both.  Greedy.   My design crush adores perforation, and, therefore, I love it, too.  #nomindofmyown  I like this one layered in front of the black dresser.  I’ll clean it up with a new coat of spray paint.

And…AND…the bed was delivered this morning!  It is red, like so red.  But…BUT…it is perfect.  I love it and LOVE how the room is coming together.

Marlowe PI, Psniffer Investigator (the P is silent, dawgs)

On what borderline could be a psychological condition, I colored in four mural thoughts for the room.  I gravitate to the idea of something organic and soft to temper the hard geometric pattern of the shower and the bed.  Originally the mural was tonal gray in my mind, but now I am thinking gray with a soft grayed-blue ground.  I’m still not convinced this will happen before Thanksgiving–but I hope it will.

www.tphblog.comFabric came in this week, too.  Not sure why I’m showing this, however, as the colors on the velvet are completely inaccurate–it’s not berry.  The linen on the bottom scares me, guys.  But if you can’t go big and dramatic in the guest room, then what is life for, really?  The darker velvet will be a long, simple bolster on the bed–a couple shades darker than the red of the bed, and it will also cover a round pillow for the settee.

The red linen is for a completely draped wall in the entry of the guest room.  Do you remember the wall with the door to the mechanical room?  I finally decided the wall needed something soft, and Bill, who makes our drapes, said it might be possible to complete before Thanksgiving.  So, I ordered from Gray Line Linen without seeing a swatch…because I walk, no, dance, that line of danger.  But I think it will do its job of being dramatic, for sure.  Red Rum.  If it fails miserably, you saw it here first

I used Gray Line, also, for the linen wall-o-drapes in our bedroom.  The price can’t be beat, especially when it comes to needing lotsa yardage.

www.tphblog.comI kinda don’t miss furniture with all those trees out there.

When the guest room is done, I’ll list sources and explain any DIYs.  If you are interested in the concrete finish, you can find more information in this post–but I’ll post more about it separately soon.

I have been participating (although, with a late start) in Linda’s One Room Challenge.  It has been Reveal Week for everyone else…as I still plug along.  The rooms are AMAZING, as to be expected with that talented crowd.  Go poke around and see the loveliness.

Well, have a great weekend ahead, y’all!  I will cozy up with my family and enjoy this chilly weather.  See you on Instagram until the next post!


  1. I think I recognize that fabulous settee. Was it once in your green guest bedroom? That room was the inspiration for my family room! Back to you though, I love that settee so much and those triangle tables are the perfect contrast. Can’t wait to see your finished space!!

  2. Love, love the triangle tables! Awesome find!

  3. love your enthusiasm and energy! So many good ideas artfully (tastfully of course) put into one place. I’m waiting to see what happens with that mural…go lady go

  4. You keep your eyes on the prize girlfriend. I think you’re doing a wonderful job! Your brain comes up with the best ideas!

  5. Hey “sneaky pants”…..I am loving this room! I know it will be fab in true Angela style and I can not wait to see the “real” reveal:)

  6. That red bed will be the show-stopper. Can’t wait to see it finished. Love your choices so far.

  7. I am totally in awe, you mix-master, you…donna

  8. This is going to be gorgeous. I”m looking forward to seeing how this turns out.

  9. Kirsten says:

    Hey hey!!! Loving the progress and that red bed! Gorgeous. It’s serendipitous as well since I am in process of orderingn linen for GL for my master drapes… Would you kindly share which color/ line you went with? I’m looking at the warsa currently. Merci!

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