Emily's Welcoming Guest Room

Emily's Welcoming Guest Room

Jason Loper
Jul 2, 2010

Summer can be a great time to host house guests. For those who have any extra little room in their apartment, it's nice to be able to give the guests a space of their own. The lucky overnighters hosted by Emily in her Ukrainian Village apartment have this welcoming little room all to themselves.

Emily took a DIY approach to turning a little 8' x 10' room without a closet into an inviting space where a guest will be able to relax. Taking inspiration from rooms across the home design blogosphere, Emily pulled her favorite whimsical elements together into this room. The no-sew pennant hanging above the bed was a rainy day project using leftover fabrics from the quilted pillow shams. After falling in love with pom-poms she saw in a nursery, she decided this is the one room in her apartment where she could incorporate them.

This looks like the perfect space for an overnight guest. Imagine them waking under the colofrul pom-poms on a sunny summer morning, glancing at the vintage Chicago poster, and drifting back to sleep, cozy and comfortable. The only problem Emily may experience with this room is convincing her guests that they can't stay forever!

Emily put together a how-to for the no-sew pennant as well as some of her other projects on her blog.

Images: Emily Shirdin

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