Today a special post! Holly from Decor8 invited 8 bloggers to decorate a virtual house. The assignment was to create a room ‘based on yellows, white, pastels…. Think Spring’. My job was to design the guestroom. Unfortunately this was a hectic week for me and I didn’t have a lot of time for this fun project. But I hope my ‘client’ is happy with the result anyway. Holly sent out a little bio about our virtual client: young single mom (cookbook author) with a son living in a 18th century Georgian townhouse in Savannah Georgia approx. 2000 sq ft., 2 floors, 3 bedrooms (one is an office), and a large patio off of the kitchen. She loves to entertain, enjoys pastels and Swedish decor, decorating on somewhat of a budget but she can splurge on one expensive item per room. Loves pattern and feminine touches but can’t deal with too much clutter.
I focused on yellows, white and Scandinavian look. The basis should be white, with white wooden floors, and yellow (not too bright) accessories are used to bring color to the room. Because the client loves to entertain, I assumed that she often has guests over and that the guestroom should be warm and inviting. The bed (image above) is Kongsvik from IKEA.
The bedlinen should be crispy and white. I have chosen Sumo from Zara Home as quilt (top left image). The flower mirror is also from Zara (below left image). As a bedside table I selected a hand-carved stool made from solid wood (below right image). On the stool is a porcelain lamp Flowers as bedside light (top right image).
Most of the room is kept white but one of the walls can be decorated with Imperial Trellis wallpaper from Kelly Wearstler (top right image) or painted in a darker shade of yellow (the image right below shows Bloem from the VT Wonen Flexa paint collection). On the bed there are several pillows in various patterns: Brown Orchid from Virginia Johnson (top left), a beautiful flower-patterned pillow from Judy Ross (top right), the pillows in the lower left corner and lower right corner are also from Judy Ross.
The yellow curry color mixes really well with wood. The teak vintage cabinet gives a warm atmosphere to the room. The Eames RAR rocker is selected to give a modern edge. As finishing touch an aboriginal painting is hung above the wooden cabinet. The painting in the image is from my own collection.
Do you want to use yellow in your home as well? To give you some inspiration, here are some more images of interiors in which yellow is used.
I hope you enjoyed this post and that ‘my client’ is happy with the room I created for her. I can’t wait to see all other rooms and space. Have a wonderful weekend!