Guest Room Revamp

Eva Amurri Martino holds a vase of flowers in her newly updated guest bedroom at home in connectiut

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!

Eva Amurri Martino's fun and chic guest room in connecticut after a fresh revamp

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.

A detail of the bedside table and fun wallpaper in the guest room of Eva Amurri Martino's connecticut home

A detailed shot of the classic blue and white linens in the freshly revamped guest bedroom of Eva Amurri Martino's Connecticut home

A fun mix of patterned pillows in a blue and white color scheme

Eva Amurri Martino shows off her guest room revamp, featuring crisp navy and white sheets, midcentury modern bedside tables, a jonathan adler lamp, and kerri rosenthal wallpaper.

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.

Eva Amurri Martino lounges on the bed in her newly revamped Guest Room in Connecticut

Eva Amurri Martino rests her arm on a stack of bright white guest towels

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

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  1. Areth Tsouprake says:

    Your guest room is adorable and fun. I’m starting to want similar decor after seeing all of your ideas. I love home design

  2. Sava says:

    It’s beautiful! I love how you take a space and transform it without it feeling overdone. You’re amazing!

  3. Heidi says:

    I love the brown based gray of the lamp shade next to the blue based gray in the headboard, along with the varying tones of white. It give a very interesting appeal to the monochromatic colors in the room. It’s gorgeous.

  4. Lynn says:

    I love your guest room! I also love the white that you have used all over your home. I would like to know what color and brand of paint you used. Are the walls, trim and ceilings all the same white? Thank you!

  5. JMaggie says:

    That wallpaper allows for SO many possible ways to change it up each season! You can ‘redo’ it with a new coverlet, rugs, and wall art, or curtains! Looks like a totally diff room just from the wallpaper.