Sometimes, you just need a change! When we were renovating our home (and I was designing the entire place at 8 months pregnant) there were a few rooms that I designed as simply as possible– with the thought that once life calmed down a little I would return to them and really figure out what I wanted them to be. Marlowe and Major’s bathroom, our guest bathroom, and our Guest Bedroom were chief among them! I lightened and brightened all three (plus all new tiles, floor, fixtures, and updates for the bathrooms) and created an airy and modern canvas for my future musings. I like to do this as well as a nice way to really experience certain rooms of the house before making up my mind about what I would like to do with them design-wise. After living in our home for almost nine months, I decided that our Guest Room needed a major revamp– and that I wanted to get a little wild!
I’ve always loved wallpaper, and I thought the juxtaposition of a clean and classic decor concept with a fun and wild wallpaper would be just the trick to make the room exciting enough for my tastes– while maintaining its role as a relaxing oasis for our guests. I picked through tons of wallpaper samples, but nothing was clicking. Then I found a local artist and found what I was looking for! Kerri Rosenthal is just about as chic as they come. I stumbled upon her fabulous boutique in Westport right after we moved to town– and I had an “Aha!” moment. I figured that if there was something this effortlessly cool, playful, and chic in this town then this town and I could be friends. LOL. Kerri is an artist, and has been turning her gorgeous paintings in to wallpaper and upholstery for years! I looked up some of her wallpaper patterns and realized they were just what I was going for. Plus, I love the idea of having a bit of local flavor in our home! So fun.
I absolutely love how this room turned out, and it reminded me what a radical update it can be to a room to just change the linens and add an accent wall. In fact, I’m so obsessed with the transformation that I’m even thinking about adding a little accent wall behind our master bed…hmmmm….stay tuned.
Shop the look…
My jeans by Madewell
My top by Mango
My heels by Alice + Olivia (similar linked)
Lipstick by Armani Beauty, #401
Photographs by Stephanie Elliott Photography