Guest Room Refresh

While I was eliminating a few large items in the Guest Room,

and doing some general de-cluttering and staging.

I could not help but think if I should refresh the room

with Summer decor? Or should I just do a Guest Room Refresh? Refresh I did.

 When packing up some pillows, I kept a pillow aside,

knowing I would use it in one of the rooms for the summer.

A faux grain sack pillow, Summer House.

Guest Bedroom-Grain Sack Pillow-Housepitality Designs

I removed a small table that was under the mirror,

giving this area  more of a sense of space and a clearer pathway to the bed and closet, 

though I do love having small tables in a room to set little pretties on!

Guest Room-Blue and White-Chinoiserie-Housepitality Designs

Years ago, I brought in a green wicker chair to this room

to use with the night stand doubling as a desk.

It then began the color scheme of blue, white and green.

Boxwood topiaries-Housepitality Designs

In trying to keep things simple, I brought in these boxwood topiaries

and added more texture using vintage books.

Guest Room-Blue and White-Housepitality Designs

A vintage ironstone pitcher filled with lavender sits on the desk/night stand

to  add a beautiful soft scent to the room.

Vintage Bench-French enamelware pitcher-Housepitality Designs

I packed away the antique quilts that were on the bench at the end of the bed.

 The vintage French enamelware pitcher remains on the bench.

I also removed the basket that was underneath the bench filled with magazines.

French Market Basket-Guest Room-Housepitality Designs

A guest room needs magazines and a throw,

so these were placed in my French market basket.

Guest Room-French Market Basket-Housepitality Designs

Not much was needed to be taken away on this side of the room,

other than an antique round table that was to the left of the hutch.

It was one of those pieces that I loved and “found a spot” for it.

The blue and white garden stool that was next to the chair

shuffled over to the upper porch of blue and white.

Guest Room-Housepitality Designs

Guest Room-Housepitality Designs

The bedding has pretty much remained the same for a while in this room. 

I occasionally switch out some pillows for the seasons.

Guest Room Bed-Blue and White-Iron Bed-Housepitality Designs

I contemplated purchasing new bedding; however,

I thought it best to wait for the “right-sized” house.

It may be a while, so I have plenty of time to shop!

Guest Room-Housepitality Designs

Guest Bedroom-Housepitality Designs

I want to show you where I have been spending most of my time lately!

At the kitchen island that has transformed into a packing station.

Kitchen Island/Packing Station-Housepitality Designs

I am packing away things that I won’t be needing for a while.

Our storage unit is almost full.

My resident expert organizer thinks I will still have lots of room for more boxes.

Have a most beautiful day ….. I shall keep packing away!

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  1. The bedroom looks perfect! I know it must be hard to edit out things but at least you have a good reason and there will be the reward of the new home in the future! Love that bedding- I can’t imagine anything else in the room. Good thing too is you have a lot of things already boxed up so you won’t have as much to do once your area ready to move!
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  2. Perfect in it’s blue, white and green. You are so organized and soon you will be finished. Then when you move to the right sized home you will get to unpack all the pretties again. That will be a fun day after the stress of moving and building.
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  3. Beautiful!! Blue and white are my all time fave combo, this bedroom is soooo pretty! xox
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  4. Shirley, this is so charming! A welcome any guest will love.

  5. What a beautiful room. Love the color combination, so soothing.
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  6. That is such a soothing guest room. When we knew we were moving away from Greenville SC I packed boxes of things I didn’t think I would need. I only thought they would be packed away for a few months because at first we were just going to buy a home, not build one. Those boxes have been packed away since June of last year, lol.
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  7. Your guest room always looks beautiful Shirley,I am impressed you continue to primp and decorate while you are preparing to move and packing boxes!
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  8. This room is just so lovely Shirley and your refresh of it is perfect!

  9. Lois munn says

    I love your blog and your decor . We share a love of tole trays, as well. As a retired realtor, of 33 years, you are very wise to pack away so many of your treasures. Sometimes when a home is so beautifully decorated a buyer thinks they just can’t live up to how beautiful the house is. I know that sounds crazy but i have many times found that to be true. So Keep packing! Can’t wait to follow your adventure!

  10. It looks perfect, friendly and inviting. Who wouldn’t like to be a guest in your house!
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  11. Love the blue and white with the black/white check trim…makes the room so welcoming and fun.
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  12. This brings back so many memories. The guest room looks perfect and I know how hard it is to EDIT:) It seems you are very organized which makes it all much easier, plus you have the bonus of your resident organizer;):) I did too and it was a HUGE help!!! I can’t wait to see the plans for the new right sized home!!! When are you putting this one up for sale? XO
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  13. Shirley, I have always loved this room from the soft blue walls to the iron bed to the tole trays on the wall. It is always perfect for overnight guests!
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  14. Soooo pretty and welcoming and cozy. Love the blue and white.
    Have a great evening.

  15. Pamela Standley says

    Love this. There is so much lavender growing in the wild all over New Mexico. It’s beautiful. Your room is magnificent.

  16. Love the color of paint. Do you know the color?

  17. The room is just beautiful. I especially love your paint color. Blue and white just can’t be beat, in my opinion. Any guest would rest well and enjoy your room.
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  18. I’ve always loved your guest room Shirley! Keep Calm and Pack On…I’m sure your organizer hubby is right 🙂
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  19. Love the summer house pillow! Packing is never fun. I am actually still unpacking and we have been in our house for 9 months almost. After having to pack an entire 3700 sq ft house pretty much myself and move twice and to storage I kinda have just been unpacking at my own pace. I figure by the end of the year I will have it all done…mostly. LOL.
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  20. What a beautiful room refresh, I love the black platters, they really add to the room.
    Would love to have you share your blog on #OMHGWW this week!
    Hope to see you!

  21. I am in love with your blue walls and black decor! What a lovely bedroom for guests to stay.

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