Before & After: A Multi-Purpose Guest Room Perfect for Sewing & Sleeping

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Regine had a blank slate of a room and wanted to maximize the utility of the space while crafting a cool and beachy look. With some smart shopping, she was able to transform this space into a chill and welcoming spot!

From Regine: Originally this room was a closet and storage for things that didn’t quite have a place, but it came time to make it an official guest room while also making it possible to turn this into a sewing space where I can make clothes. We painted it Powdered Snow by Behr, turning the room into a blank slate, and from there created a breezy, beachy feel to capitalize on the great light this room gets as well as indicate our state of mind of always wanting to be on a beach vacation.

Since the room is small and needs to serve multiple purposes, we didn’t want to over populate it. That also meant that everything in there had to serve a purpose. Pretty is a purpose, by the way! We shopped new and vintage – and our own storage – to decorate the room. Including an inexpensive sleeper sofa, shelf, nightstand, rug, mirror and nesting tables that easily can be moved around the room and be used for different purposes. All from IKEA, Wayfair, Overstock, Etsy, Target and Amazon.

The room has the possibility of having three types of spaces: 1. guest room, 2. sewing room, 3. dog’s umpteenth hangout space.

For all the details on the process, design ideas and sources, visit The 256 Project

Thank you, Regine!