We sat on this picture for a while, fully expecting and dreading a chorus of "but it's not good design!" But it reminds us of our grandmother's house. And we felt wonderful there. And isn't that the ultimate goal of a spare room, to make guests feel wonderful, and even add to the flavor of a good memory?
The muted pastel colors, the vintage furnishings, and the diffuse light all contribute to the cocooned mood of the room. And, unrelated to nostalgia, we're digging the checked curtains.