Guest Bedroom Suite Design Plan

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Watch our guest bedroom suite get a complete design overhaul while I tackle a One Room Challenge over the next two months!

Starting this week, I’ll take you through updates of the room. If you aren’t familiar, the ORC is a 8 week design event where participants design a room from start to finish.

Here are a few subpar photos of the small connecting bedroom and bathroom from when we first viewed the home:

guest room one room challenge before

bathroom one room challenge before
bathroom one room challenge before

The Design Plan.

The bedroom and bathroom are both small rooms, with 10ft ceilings. Here is the vibe and color scheme I am dreaming up:

one room challenge design plans

Farrow & Ball Pidgeon at 50%, Kirsch Drapery fabric, zellige tile in bathroom, unlacquered brass hardware, Federalist mirror

design board for guest room

fan, upholstered bed (or look alike save version), nightstand, lamps, art by Gray Malin, wallpaper is Schumacher “Stargaze”

Bedroom Updates

  • Farrow & Ball Pidgoen half strength on walls, trim and doors
  • wall paneling
  • papered ceiling
  • new fan, queen sized bed, two small nightstands
  • custom drapes to soften the look, and keep those windows

Custom drapes from Kirsch Drapery will line the windows and provide black out! They have SO many great options you can choose from. We picked roman shades on remote, with drapes on either side to soften the look.

Going custom in a guest room is exciting – it means you can offer guests a nicer experience! Since the bedroom is small, one thing I can control is giving family and guests a good night’s rest. Black out (or room darkening) romans on a remote will go a long way to ensure that goal. Kirsch graciously agreed to sponsor the window treatments for this project and I’ve been so pleased with all the hardware options and the fabrics.

Bathroom Updates

  • no more tub!
  • zellige tile on floor, shower walls, and vanity wall
  • unlacquered brass hardware
  • flipping an old (free!) chest of drawers to a beautiful painted vanity

I am woking with Kathy Kuo to choose a mirror for our powder bath, and may need to again in this bathroom. She has some great pieces and was graciously sponsoring that project.

Bathroom Cost?

I am in North Carolina for reference. Prices aren’t exact but approximate, out of fairness to my contractor.

  • demo of tub, all tile, old vanity + mirror ~$500
  • cost of 200 sq ft of zellige tile ~$4000
  • labor and construction of rearranging plumbing, installing tile and basic plumbing fixtures ~$7000
  • new vanity $0
  • stone top ~$1000
  • shower door unknown, still waiting on that quote
bathroom zellige tile arch
modern traditional bathroom

black and white traditional bathroom


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