Before & After: A Comfy Guest House

Before & After: A Comfy Guest House

Adrienne Breaux
Feb 14, 2011

We were big fans of one of last week's house tours of a young bachelor's home given lots of personality and excitement from a hip Los Angeles interior designer. And while we showed you all the rooms of the main house, we left off another favorite spot of the home: the guest house.

We know, we know—not many people have the room or money for a guest house, but we think this project in a South Austin home can be inspirational for anyone facing a small and kind of boring room. Designer Sally Breer took a minimalist approach to furnishings, deciding not to fill up this small space too much, but rather choosing pieces that would have a big impact. A vintage couch, footstools and other pieces ensure that the space has personality.

She also mixed in more modern pieces to give the space a youthful appearance, and did a great job picking out light fixtures that would pack a punch of boldness. The fur throw brings in a lot of texture to the space, warming it up, and a cowhide rug anchors the bed to the space. We sure would feel welcome in this room, whether or not it was a guest house or our own home!

Photos: Sally Breer and Adrienne Breaux

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