My Guest Room: Combining The Old With The New

Sep 1, 2020 | Interior Design, Maggie Lane Designs

Happy Wednesday everyone!!  I’m so excited that September is here!  We have been working on many home projects and I’ve been slowly getting the house decorated.  I have also been on a mission cleaning out drawers and cabinets and getting everything organized with everything having its own place.  When we got back from Missouri, I focused on getting one of our guest rooms completed.  We had Thomas’ grandmother’s antique bed and family chair just sitting in the garage collecting dust.  My motto is, if we aren’t using it, it’s either going to Good Will or getting thrown away.  Fortunately these two pieces matched perfecting with my new bedding from Ethan Allen and ceiling fan (which came with the house) and the theme of the room was born.  The bedding was originally planned to go on a bigger bed in another bedroom but I changed my mind.  It doesn’t fit this antique bed perfectly but that’s ok…more to snuggle up with :-). 
The room was painted a horrible blue by the previous owners so that was the first to go.  With a pillow sham in hand (because I was trying to pull the color pink out for the walls), a trip to Sherwin Williams was in order.
My guest room
Mirrors from Home Goods
Lamps from Kirklands
Night stands from Walmart
Grandmas room
Blanket is from Home Goods
Curtains and Rods are from Lowes
Grandmas room
I found this floral picture in the clearance isle at Hobby Lobby for $35.00 and had it in our master bedroom in Missouri.  It made its way home to West Virginia and was the focal point on this wall.  I bought the glass window at an antique fair in Missouri and had a friend decal a saying on it.  Everything on this wall was pulled from both our WV homes, our MO home and put together to create a little nook for reading, writing, wrapping gifts, etc.
Grandmas room
These antique brass candle sticks were found in a box from Thomas’ house and I added battery operated candles from Three French Hens in Missouri.  The antique keys and lantern were among the items in the box.  The bust was found at Home Goods and I used it when I had my jewelry business.
Antique brass candle sticks
The decorative gold picture frame, glass candle, and decorate glass dish are all antiques that I put together to create a matching combo of night tables for each side of the bed.  The lamps came from Kirklands which I thought matched perfectly with the comforter set from Ethan Allen.  
Antique brass candle sticks
This writing table was an antique I found at a garage sale and purchased for Thomas as a gift.  Then I took it over and placed it in the corner of the room along with an antique date stamper, items I picked up during different shopping trips from Home Goods, Hobby Lobby, Kirklands.  The glass vase is a gift from a friend.  The crystal candle holder was a gift from my sister with a matching night light and gives the room a warm glow at night.  
Antique brass candle sticks
Antique brass candle sticks
This antique bed has a scalloped head board and a scalloped foot board.  I love decorative pillows on the bed and chose to buy 3 different colors and styles from Home Goods to compliment the bedding and the room.
Pillows from Home Goods
I also love layers on a bed, as well as, a heavy feeling of a good quality comforter.  I had been looking for a vintage looking blanket for the bed and found this white one at an estate sale in Missouri.  It was like brand new.  I bought it for $22.00, had it dry cleaned, and it is now on grandma’s bed in our guest room.  After looking at it on the bed, I thought it looked better under the comforter but showing with half the comforter pulled down.  I got that idea from a photo in the Touch of Class magazine where I purchased our other guest bedroom comforter.
Ethan Allen Bedding
Estate sale find
This wall just needed something!!  I found these decorative shoe pictures at Kirklands on clearance for $25.00!  The room is full of muted shades of pink, cream, taupe, and the other color I wanted was black.  The comforter has a slight touch of purple.  I almost put touches of purple in the room but then decided it might be to much.  Not sure???  What do you think?
Shoe pictures from Kirklands
Every window in our house is framed with decorative molding but I though this window needed curtains.  I found two different styles at Lowes and combined them on one window.  I liked how one style was more muted while the other was muted with a fine shimmer to it.  I was happy to find curtains that tied all the colors and patterns together in one room plus they were reasonably priced.  I found cream colored rods to match the room at Lowes as well.
Lowes curtains
Pillow Sham from Ethan Allen
This chair is over 60 years old handed down in Thomas’ family.  I kept it exactly like we got it, wiped it off, and completed this desk area here.  The color picks up the cream around the room.
Antique Chair

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  1. Carla Evans

    Very pretty!! ????

    • Bobbi

      Thank you!! Next week maybe I’ll post the other bedroom. The green room as I call it. Even thought it’s turquoise. LOL

  2. Tonja osborne

    So inviting, Your guest won’t want to leave 🙂

    • Bobbi

      Awh thank you! I absolutely love to decorate. Finding different pieces at different places is so fun for me to put together in a space.

  3. Sharon

    Very pretty and very feminine! It fits you perfectly!

    • Bobbi

      Thank you! You probably remember the floral picture in my master in MO!


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