Here is my current challenge: re-do my work/guest room so that it is both a functional workspace and a comfortable place for guests.
As daunting as this is for me (and it is daunting–this room has been a headache for me since we moved in seven years ago), I’m excited. Because nothing floats my boat more than a good room re-do–I’m getting a little tingly just thinking about it.
This room has a history. When we first moved in, I decorated it solely with guests in mind and it was fairly comfortable. When I started making jewelry, however, I needed a space where I could work and it didn’t make sense to devote a whole room to a purpose (guests) that was really only used maybe 6 weeks of the entire year. I should add that when I have guests they usually stay for a week or more since Mick’s relatives travel from England. It’s important to me that they have a comfortable space that will suit them for more than a weekend visit.
Mick has been doing some work with the lighting/wiring in the room so I have to warn you–while it’s usually pretty messy, it’s not usually this messy. That said, let’s start with a few photos of the space in it’s current state:
This is the corner of the room that houses my jeweler’s bench. It’s a little nook that fits the bench perfectly, and it’s easily hidden with a curtain (which is not shown).
This small sofa has a pull out bed, which is only semi-convenient. It’s fine for singles, but when couples come we have to pull out the aero-bed, which I hate. And by hate, I mean I hate sleeping on them, and I feel bad making my guests do it.
This is the closet. About a year ago, I ordered custom cabinetry which has helped to cut down clutter in the rest of the space, but has become completely disorganized and full of things I never use.
Now for a Little Inspiration
I’m pretty sure what color scheme I’m going to use in the room. I’m thinking a variation of this:
My thought is to paint the wall that the bed sits against a very saturated blue/teal color. It’s also a jewelry studio, after all, and I loves me some jewel tones.
That said, these three color schemes are also appealing:
Feel free to post your preferences in the comments section–who knows, you might be a guest at my house one of these days and you’ll have to stay in this room!