Our New House: The Guest Bedroom

Paloma Contreras Design Bedroom 8{Our Guest Bedroom}

Thank you for all of the kind words on the transformation of our new house! It has been so fun sharing glimpses of the new spaces as we complete them. We are nearly finished and will have the house professionally photographed once all of the projects are complete! Today, I’ll show you a peek of our guest bedroom. While most of our house is comprised of a neutral palette of black, white, and gray with pops of pink and chartreuse, I knew I wanted to embrace pattern and color in the guest bedroom. I always say that guest bedrooms and powder bathrooms are the perfect place for experimentation and bolder choices!


{Before: The previous homeowners had young twins, so the room looked like this before we bought the house. As with the rest of the house, we painted the walls, added custom draperies from The Shade Store, and new furniture. Fabian likes the feeling of carpet in bedrooms, so we ripped out the old carpet and added new berber carpeting, but I knew the room could use a great rug to tie everything together.}


{Since the room features a blue and white color palette, I knew that one of my friend, Mark D. Sikes‘ new rugs for Merida would be the perfect thing to bring all of the design elements together. I knew I wanted a relaxed, wool flatweave rug that I could layer over the carpet in the room. While all of the rugs in Mark’s collection are beautiful, I set my sights on the Palisades Rug in Denim. I liked the graphic quality of the wide cabana stripes in the Denim colorway– a combination of indigo and pale blue.}

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{After: The Merida Palisades Rug adds a great dose of color and ties together the bedding and art in the room. I love the Serena & Lily Harbour Cane Bed. The classic lines are Louis XVI-inspired while the natural caning adds a relaxed quality. For the bed, I selected Serena & Lily’s Beaumont Duvet Cover and Beaumont Shams along with their Amelie Sheet Set. The long lumbar pillow is made from Quadrille’s Bali Hai fabric.}

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{After: Lacourte Side Tables from Williams Sonoma Home act as the nightstands in the bedroom. The Giacometti-inspired lamps are by Bungalow 5. The gathered fabric lampshades add color, pattern, and a fun touch to the lamps. Naturally, we have a copy of Mark’s book in the room!}

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{After: The walls are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter– a go-to paint color in our office since it is a near-perfect neutral. We also updated the ensuite bathroom which I will show you at a different time. We still have a couple of things to do in this room– hanging more art on the large wall to the left of the bed, installing a custom bench I am having made, and coming up with a solution for the closet in this room, but I am loving the way it has come together so far. It’s fresh, fun, and colorful thanks to the bedding, lighting, and bold rug.}

More of Our New House: Kitchen | Living Room | Powder Room | Window Treatments | Entryway

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  1. Wonderful decor! When I was first starting in the design business, a long time ago, a wiser mentor told me to always spend the night in your own guest room. When you love it ….so will your guests. I always remember that each time we move or I help a client prepare for guests. Now that yours is finished you probably have a hard time deciding where to sleep each night!-Laurel