Today I’m revealing the new look for our guest quarters which is a studio apartment.
Before I get to the guest quarters, you can listen to today’s podcast on dealing with open concept spaces below.
Now that’s start with how I had the room last time I showed it to you. I had converted the space into a warehouse for my online shop which I am closing on Monday. I have just a few things left, CLICK HERE. This one corner had a bed in it for overnight guests. We don’t have a lot of overnight guests, but I wanted to keep a bed in here, just in case.
The other end was the ‘business end.’ I had products staked on the shelves. The metal table is where we pack boxes for shipping. The TV is used when my daughter has a sleepover. The cabinet below the TV is where I keep my sewing machine.
The bathtub was full of peanuts, and the closet was full boxes. The space was messy a lot of the time, since it was a working warehouse. Below you can see where we wrapped items with paper.
So it was so exciting to clean up the space for another purpose. Below is where I record my podcast! You can see the microphone and the pop filter. There are two chairs there, but when I record, I am here by myself. Yvonne is in Pennsylvania, and Kelly is in California. The chairs were at the farm. I do this musical chairs thing a lot. You can see the chairs at the farm HERE, and you can see the chairs in the study HERE. The wicker basket was moved from the foot of the bed to the chairs, so now it’s more of a coffee table. That’s a versatile piece of furniture!
As for the bed area, I rotated the bed so that it’s no longer angled in the corner. I changed out the bedding. Note how the shorter bedspread makes the bed area look more open. Moving the orientation of the bed also helped open up the area. I added a lamp on the side table and moved the ladder with grainsacks over to this side of the room.
It’s really cozy in person.
Here you can see the paper is gone, and in it’s place I have my paint brushes. I hope to be doing some painting in here. Yes those are stir sticks and paint brushes in a silver water pitcher. Why not?
This kitchen looks much as it did. But I had my postal scale and label printer over here.
Here is the area by the entry door.
I still have the metal table in here (not shown) because I plan to use it for sewing and for painting. If I don’t end up using it much, I’ll find a new home for it. Below is my shelf. I removed one already. I did have my paints here, but it looked so messy, I moved them to the cabinet. I’ll be replacing this shelving with something prettier. I’m looking at options right now.
I saw this gorgeous piece at Heights Antiques on Yale, but alas it’s too big. It’s heavy and we’d have to get it up the stairs.
I’ll let you know what I end up doing. Right now I’m having fun shopping.
To see more photos of how this room has transitioned over time, CLICK HERE.
ANNE Allen says
I love that rug! Where did you get it?
Interested in the rug! Where did you get it?
It’s from Decor Steals.
I love your collection of wonderful antiques. I also have paint brushes and stir sticks and I think I might try them in a silver pitcher that isn’t being used for anything. There’s always more to be aware of.
Candy C says
Love this space and I am sure any guest would love to stay in it. I also love the mirror behind the bed! You brought back warm wonderful memories with that enamel tub under the bed from when I stayed summers with my great aunt in the mountains. 😉
Thanks for sharing!
Ginger Valdes says
Anita, how nice you’re able to repurpose that space now. I know you’re going to enjoy the process.!
Peggy Born says
Love the transformation of this room! Everything is just beautiful!
Debbie Spence says
Can I be your guest??
What an adorable little apartment for your guests…that kitchen is so sweet.
love the rug! thanks for the “where to get it!”
it’s perfect. I found a couple o child’s armoires…perfect. you might look for that. I found them on Craig’s list, in n/w Houston. love them.
Brooke Berry Kroeger says
Wow Anita, what a cute area to decorate and enjoy. I am sorry to say I somehow lost your feed for a bit. I need to catch up with your ideas! Glad to be back…. check out my new blog as well — ♥♥♥
Sandra @ Maison De Jardin says
Beautiful new look for the room – love everything. I am especially fond of the rug.
Happy weekend to you and yours.
It’s charming! So soft and peaceful with the blue and white.
Is the bed a twin or a full size?
Best wishes on your new directions.
It s a twin.
I love the two chairs and basket being used as a table.
Sharon B. says
Love the plates and paintbrush display! Looks great, especially because you used a silver pitcher. Better using it to store paintbrushes, than put away in a cupboard. This way you can enjoy it. The guest room looks lovely. The basket looks great as a table.
Pamela R LePage says
Very cute space, the floor lamp is very cool,
Rosevine Cottage Girls says
Where did you get that bedspread on the original view? We have been looking EVERYWHERE for one!
I made that one! But check out this post with a source. CLICK HERE
Such clever and lovely ideas–seems like a dream guest house!
Kathleen Harris says
Beautiful transformation! Where did you get the room divider in the background?
It was from a local store, Jubilee on 19th st in Houston.