Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Be My Guest--The Tartan Room

 The Tartan Room was originally going to be my mother's room.
A tiny little room, but with its own bathroom and very private, it would have been perfect for her.
Unfortunately, she never even got to see it as she passed while it was just studs and only a vision in my head.

This room is so tiny, only a full size bed fits, so I wanted the bed to be the focal point.
I chose this blue and green tartan bed from Ballard Designs.  The fabric is a Suzanne Kasler print and I love the detail of the white grosgrain studded ribbon.

A blue and white stripe duvet cover and white shams let the plaid take center stage.
This room could also be called the "Nautical Room" with the ship paintings and anchor pillowcases. 

 
My new love of blue and white porcelain is finding a place in this room too with a pair of Ralph Lauren lamps.  They're too short, so I used books to elevate them.

 The ensuite bathroom is super tiny so I kept it clean and simple.
It also has the only bathtub in the house.  I gussied it up with a marble surround which matches the sink.

I used every bit of that marble slab!

 This area went through the biggest change in the house.  Originally, there was a door to the outside where one of the windows are now and the only entrance to the room was from the family room.
Not an ideal set up. 

 
The doors to the outside and family room were closed up.
 Now the entrance to the room is at the bottom of the stairs, creating a private suite.
 The architect wanted a closet on the right side of the little hallway, but I opted to put an armoire here instead. 

There's no room for a dresser, so the bedside tables stand in with four drawers of storage available.

Our granddaughters love sleeping here when they visit because they get to watch cartoons in bed when they wake up!
I repurposed a sofa table to anchor the television and provide more storage. 

The botanical prints on either wide of the bed were my grandmother's.
 I kept the walls white, but am so tempted to paint or wallpaper one wall!

I think instead of wallpaper or paint though, I may end up with drapes on either side of the windows in the matching Suzanne Kastler plaid. 

 That same fabric could also replace the toile fabric in the armoire.
There will be no question then about this being the Tartan Room!

Oscar definitely likes the Tartan Room, and sometimes when I can't find the kitty, she is in here curled up on the blanket, asleep.
I have a confession.
I love sleeping in here too!

Sources:
Upholstered bed:  Ballard Designs 
Bedside tables:  Pottery Barn
Sheets and shams:  Pottery Barn
Duvet cover:  Ikea
Pillow cases:  Ralph Lauren
Blanket:  Ralph Lauren
Lamps:  Ralph Lauren
Window coverings:  Presidio Classics

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14 comments:

Deserae said...

Your guest bedroom is so gorgeous! I love the bed.....and that armoire, stunning! I'm sorry your mom never got to stay in the room. I'm sure she would have loved it :o) Everything is so beautiful!!!!!
~Des

Calypso In The Country said...

Such a cozy and beautiful room! No wonder it's so popular! I am sorry your mom never got to enjoy it. It really is a lovely suite.
Shelley

Sarah said...

A wonderful cozy, welcoming room. I think any guest would like this space. Our guest rooms are small too, so only full size beds. That's the price one pays to live in a 1930s home. ;-)
Of course the tartan appeals to me. Great job!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

What can I say other than gorgeous.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Delores,
That is a perfect room for guests, very warm and cozy.
No wonder that your kitty and doggy loves to be here too.
ENJOY and know that your Mother from heaven is enjoying 'her' room as well.
Hugs,
Mariette

Curtains in My Tree said...


Your idea of replacing the fabric in the armoire is perfect to match the tartan fabric headboard and to hang a panel of drapes on each side of window also, I would do the armoire for sure
Sorry your mother didn't get to enjoy it

Shannon @ Belle Bleu Interiors said...

What a beautiful room! I think that the fabric drapes would look gorgeous! I hope that you have a wonderful day!!!

Pam Richardson said...

I am a fan of tartan and the bed is stunning. I am so sorry you Mom did not get to enjoy this beautiful space. Pam @ Everyday Living

Nancy said...

what a great room! and that marble bathroom...swooning.

Susan S said...

Your mom would have felt so cozy and sheltered in this comfy and comforting room. It's obviously why you and the animals feel comfy there too! Gwyneth Paltrow's most recent newsletter from her GOOP site has an interesting article on a pet communicator that you might find interesting.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love the room!....You have given me much inspiration as my granddaughter has chose a plaid for her new bedding.

Walter & Hattie said...

Beautiful job!! What is the brand and name of the toilet and are you happy with it? Enjoy your blog so much!! Thank you, Chasha

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Looks BEAUTIFUL...and I love that your granddaughters can snuggly watch cartoons in there :)

Cindy Hattersley said...

What a darling little jewlbox of a room. I am so sorry your mother never got to enjoy it but it sounds like your grandaughters do!!

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