Before & After: A Guest Bedroom's Marvelous Makeover

Before & After: A Guest Bedroom's Marvelous Makeover

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Marisa Vitale
Apr 28, 2017
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We can imagine the difficulty of being surrounded by so much beauty in the desert if your living space in the house you purchased just does not compare. Drawing inspiration from natural elements and the beauty of the desert, Lindsay infused her dark and uninspiring spare bedroom with, as she says, "as much white, natural wood, and stone as possible."

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For this entertaining-loving host, the guest bedroom is the largest bedroom in this house, and got a careful, exuberant makeover fit for a king! And though the space looks much improved from its plain, boring beginnings, a lot of the choices that Lindsay made didn't cost a lot of money.

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In Lindsay's words: "This is the guest room (despite being the largest bedroom!) I love hosting friends and having them wake up to the beautiful light filtering through the curtains.

The biggest changes to this room were removing the old carpet, removing the closet doors, installing a proper bathroom door, and painting the walls. Removing the closet doors was relatively easy, and makes the room feel bigger. I replaced the doors with simple white curtains."

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"The previous owners had put a flimsy plastic accordion door separating the en-suite bath from the bedroom, and it never closed. I installed a real door and added some hooks for hanging towels."

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"The windows are an odd shape, so I took standard IKEA white curtains and cut/sewed/draped them to fit. I wanted simple white window coverings that would let in filtered light and accent the view."

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"I made the bed frame using a tutorial by Grace Bonney from Design*Sponge. The Pendleton blanket is the first item I ever purchased for this home — I absolutely love this blanket and it's one of my most prized possessions."

Thank you, Lindsay! See all of Lindsay's home → Desert Magic in a Renovated Joshua Tree House

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