Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Pool House Bedroom Makeover

Here is a sneak peek at the pool house bedroom. It's not finished yet, but at least the children's twin beds are gone and the new French Academie queen bed from Restoration Hardware is finally set up.

I'm so glad I made the decision to put a queen bed in here. Almost everyone in my family said to keep the twin beds. I actually had ordered the French Academie beds in twin, then changed my mind a month later. Luckily they were all backordered anyway, so eventually this queen bed was delivered. We put it all together Saturday night. What a job!

The trunk from the Hillsborough Antique Show is a little too short, but for now it will do.
The sconces above the bed need to be replaced with sconces that have pull chains since the switch is now hidden behind the headboard!

I'm keeping the bedding clean and simple. The walls, now a bright yellow will be painted a neutral color. The curtains are French stripe linen, reminiscent of grain sack material.
My goal is a romantic retreat for guests.

Here is the "Before" photo.
The Vermont Tubs twin beds now belong to granddaughters Reese and Zoe.
Although I love this room, it just wasn't the romantic look I was going for. Also, no one wanted to sleep up here! After all, there is no heat, and the bathroom is downstairs....

...which is ok, if it's summer! Otherwise, one must brave the elements just to go to the bathroom!

However, I think it's worth the trouble!

The spa at the bottom of the stairs.

The pool house. That little square on the top is the bedroom.
The bedroom without heat, and without a bathroom!

The "After" photo.
Any takers?

I'm joining Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday.
A place where we can show our before and after projects!
Here is my before and almost after project!
Then on Friday, I'm joining Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday.
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Burlap Luxe said...

Hello Delores,
The artist panel bed in queen reminds me of a victorian one I had many years ago in full size, I just love them.

I almost thought it was a Corsican iron bed until you mentioned where it came from. I have all queen Iron beds in all my rooms made from antique parts, I think they look so inviting. The room has a european retreat feel and look to it, a truly peaceful room to love :)

I would love a peceful visit if this was a guest room offered to me as your guest :) They will be delighted and spoiled girl. Not to mention it can be a getaway room for you and your honey here and there.

You inspire beauty to love.

Sarah said...

Delores, looks like a lovely spot for your guests. I'll be first in line. Oh, and can we make it on a weekend with an antique show? LOL
Fabulous setting inside and out! ~ Sarah

Kathysue said...

Hi D,That bed is amazing in there!! Love, love it and the bedding is so pretty. I can not imagine anyone not wanting to stay there. I will volunteer anytime you wish!!! Looks great, and I really like the trunk!! KS

Kathy said...

Oh I guess I'll *suffer* through a very long weekend.....I'm kidding of course what a dream it would be to feel like you are seriously in Tuscany...that's my dream! Awesome post again!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

WOW...now that bed looks awesome in your pool house bedroom.


Shortbread and Ginger said...

Beautiful! Love the photographs, especially the second last one with the reflection.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Delores, I love that bed and love the bed cover. That is gorgeous. Maybe you could try a couple of old suitcases stacked under the wicker chest to raise it up. Or something else stacked. We found the best little quiet heater for our sunroom. It is by Bionare and sold at Lowe's. I end up turning it down it gets so warm. It rotates and has a thermostat and a remote control. Thanks for sharing this at the party.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Delores, I am first in line to be a "taker". In fact I would move in as the HELP! Beautiful!

The trunk looks perfect in the room. How about puttng it on a base or bun legs? I'd just raise it up a bit, but keep it exactly where it is.

I could pick your gorgeous style out anywhere!

Calypso In The Country said...

I will sleep there - even without heat! What an amazing pool house and your property is breathtaking! I would never leave home if I lived there!

Marlis said...

Suffer I shall and never let an ill word pass my lips.. I'd be the first to say I'd jump at the chance. The room is certainly romantic and inviting. i can just imagine awakening up there to see the scenery and then see the water.. Lovely.

Be Colorful Coastal said...

I like the vibe here. A bit fresher. Definitely inviting and comfortable and I love the shot of the two robes. Such a nice touch for guests.

We have a second home with multiple guest rooms and and one room used to have twin beds in it because the kids would often bring friends. Now the kids are getting married and the room with the twins was always for whomever arrived last. :( So we are in the middle of replacing them with yet another king. I know that in five years somebody will start having babies and i will be going back to the twins. Decorating like life.... always evolving. :)
pam @ becolorful

Vava (aka Virginia) said...

Please add me to your guest list. I'd have NO problem venturing down the stairs to that bathroom. The robe looks to be my size. :)
What a lovely retreat...

Tammy said...

Beautiful Delores! I love the bed and the bedding ~ a wonderful retreat for guests. And the bathroom downstairs, makes it that much more charming!
~ Tammy
P.S. Thank you for the BM paint color names. I went with the darker shade and love it! Since it is darker, I am limiting it to an upstairs loft area that you see the color from downstairs. Now trying to find complimentary colors for the rest of the house!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Gorgeous! Add me to the guest list!

Anonymous said...

I'll come! It looks lovely, and I don't feel the cold...

Tamra said...

I agree the walk to the bathroom is worth it to stay in that room! Love the bed, it fits the look perfectly.

I love the wicker trunk by the bed and if it was me, I'd run to Lowes and grab four cute cabinet feet, stain 'em and attach them to the bottom of the basket with double stick tape. Problem solved and cute to boot!

What a beautiful extra room.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I absolutly want to be on the list to be a guest!!!!:):) The room is so warm and inviting and I think you have accomplished the "retreat" you are going for! I would go down the steps to that GORGEOUS bath! What a beautiful pool house you have there. I just love your style, Delores! Have a great week! XO, Pinky

Miranda said...

Love the room! I'll be your guest anytime ;)To make your trunk work, how about placing a vintage looking crate under the trunk to elevate it?

foreverdecorating said...

I would stay in this room in a heartbeat. Love it all.

Shelley@1510farmhousefancy said...

I love the bed and I would happily stay in that room!! Also, loved your post yesterday about chicken wire!! I'm trying to come up with a way to duplicate the PB placemats! I love them!!

thanks for always showing such amazing, inpsiring photos of your home!!

Laura Lynn said...

Love it! I'm making reservations - haha!

Heidi said...

Hi Delores,
Are you kidding me? I can be there in a hearbeat. Just give me some time to find my mittens and I'm good to go. It's always freezing in my house anyway, so I'm used to it! I love the guest room's new look, and esp. adore that duvet. Lovely!
Take care my friend,
(drop by to see Vienna and Hungary, if you have time.)

Julie Harward said...

I love it..I want to come stay for at least a week! Love the bedding ;D

Julie Harward said...

I love it..I want to come stay for at least a week! Love the bedding ;D

A Whole Lotta Magic said...

Yep, my bags are packed!

Stop by the Beach Bungalow sometime for a visit!


Anonymous said...

I really like the room--I'd stay there for sure. Could you have a wrought iron base made for the trunk to bring it up to the ideal height?


Allison said...

I guess I had better take a number to stay in your pool house! It's beautiful, Delores. A lovely and cozy retreat! Your lamp shade is gorgeous as well as the luxurious bedding. Would you share where you found your bedding?

Charlene said...

Wow, make me a reservation stat! Love the room and love your blog. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Videodiretta said...

Che bella sensazione visitare questo bellissimo blog! Lucia

On Crooked Creek said...

Book my reservation now! I don't even mind that it isn't completed yet! No heat, no bathroom. . .not a problem. I grew up in a Victorian two~story historical home and had similar accomodations!
Had you thought of placing a rustic bench under the wicker trunk to raise the level? Just a thought! Thank you for the before and after photos. Know those granddaughters are enjoying their "new" beds!

Lana said...

This bed is amazing and perfect up there!
I would brave the elements to sleep there!
How truly lovely!
Lana (we fly out on Sunday for our months in Italy!)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous room Delores!

Lila said...

I'll take it! It does look like a cozy, romantic place. I'm loving those sconces and the bedspread. Lovely!
Lila Ferraro

French-Kissed said...

Any guest should be thrilled to stay in this beautiful room...I know I would and I don't even mind that basket side table is low...adds to the charm. Beautiful make over.


Lori said...

Nice, your guests will never leave.

One Cheap B*tch said...

WOW! That RH bed is fantastic! I have an Ikea budget so I have a bed with the similar black (faux) wrought iron and I love it. Your guests are going to love both rooms!


Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Delores, I'd be thrilled to walk outside to make my way to the bathroom from this beautiful guestroom. What a beautiful bed, and I LUV that bed covering! Maybe you can find one of those flat, wicker picnic baskets to put on top of the trunk to give it more height. laurie

Cashon&Co said...

I am IN LOVE with this view!!! This would be like a permanent vacation for me to wake up and see the acres of green and a giant pool and this pool house and the bathroom,it's worth a walk. wow.

Acanthus and Acorn said...

It looks so pretty inside and out! I am still stuggling with the guestdedroom twin beds vs. queen and full. It seems to have no right answer???!!!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Delores, The bed is lovely! I have been admiring the same one in RH. I'll take you up on your offer. What time will you be picking me up at the airport? LOL

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

The bedroom is gorgeous and the bed is stunning. Such a beautiful home and surroundings. I love it all. Hugs, Marty

Susan said...

The room is gorgeous!!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I love your pool house ! It is looking great... I will come and sleep there!

Nita Stacy said...

I would gladly spend the night or a weekend in this room...wouldn't bother me to take the stairs outside to the bathroom. The room is lovely. I love the queen bed instead of the twins. Such a beautiful setting. I think if I lived in the main house....I'd still want to come out and stay in the pool house as a vacation.

Carol S. said...

I hope you retreat up there once in awhile for a little ME time! It is beautiful and I love the neutrals and bedding in the room. Super sharp bed frame and the queen bed looks so luxurious. Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

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Rita's Recipes said...

Lovely! I'll be your guest anytime.

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