PROJECT REVEAL: DESIGNING A STYLISHLY BOLD GUEST BEDROOM

Birds of a feather flock together in this stylish La Jolla guest bedroom!

I recently finished this adorable guest bedroom in my client's beach house. I'm excited to share all of the details plus some guest bedroom essentials that you can incorporate too.


IT'S ALL ABOUT THAT BED, BOUT' THAT BED

First things first, a good mattress and great bedding are a non-negotiable in a guest bedroom. Treat your guests to a great night's sleep with layers of luxurious bedding. I love using crisp white sheets for a hotel vibe and then layering on the texture and color.

TOSS IN A THROW

I don't know about you but I always run a little cold when I'm sleeping. A cozy throw blanket, either folded neatly as a bed scarf at the foot of the bed or casually laid across, adds in a little extra color and definitely comes in handy on a chilly night.

BEFORE THE TRANSFORMATION...

It's so satisfying as a designer to take a moment to look at the start of the design journey to see where we started. Amiright? What a difference a Designer makes!

GO FOR BOLD

You don't have to shy away from bold colors and patterns in a guest bedroom. For this project, the deep blue of the night sky was my inspiration. Good night moon!


My client and I spotted this wallpaper while lunching at the Belly Up Tavern at the Cedros Avenue Design District and knew we had to incorporate it. The orange birds are so adorable!

I had the wallpaper installed on the wall behind the bed as well as on the ceiling. It's so fun to lie on the bed and look up at the whimsical sky, clouds and birds floating above your head.

ADD BEDSIDE LIGHTING

Lamps on the bedside tables for your guests to read before falling asleep are another essential. And these are some lamps! Are they not perfect for this space? They seriously make me smile every time I see them!


MODERN CEILING FAN

Ceiling fans have come a long way. They look much more modern now and are so quiet. I love air circulating in the room while I sleep and in San Diego, we can pretty much use the ceiling fan all year long. They're also great when you have a guest that runs a little hot while they sleep.

DRESS UP YOUR WINDOWS

Window coverings are a must for soooo many reasons! Privacy, light control, warm and cool temps and of course aesthetics! We installed beautiful custom drapery panels in this space for a hotel vibe. Remember, they don't have to completely blackout the bedroom but they should darken the room so that your guest can sleep in or comfortably nap.


ADD IMPACT WITH ARTWORK

My client is an avid art collector so we intentionally left a large space to display art that she acquired during her travels.



BRING IN A BENCH

Bench seating in a guest bedroom is a must-have. In this space, I placed two ottomans together and layered them with a cozy sheepskin. This creates a nice place to sit and put on shoes, a place to lay your clothes at night or you can even use it as a luggage rack.

MAKING SPACE [ IN A CLOSET OR DRAWER]

Personally, I like to "move in" when I'm out of town. Unpacking makes me feel at home wherever I'm at, so an empty closet with hangers and an empty drawer or two is a nice touch that makes your guest feel right at home.

USE WHAT YOU HAVE

I love reusing, refreshing and renewing my client's existing furniture pieces. We modernized my client's existing 4-drawer dressers with new paint and beautiful new acrylic and brass hardware.


Thank you so much for stopping by! If you have an upcoming design project you'd like to discuss, head to the Contact Tab, fill out the form and I'll get in touch with your shortly to set up an Introductory Call so that we can get to know each other, discuss your project scope and timeline and if it sounds like a good, we'll schedule your initial Design Consultation to get the ball rolling.


Out of the Box Interior Design Every Time,

- Rachel Moriarty

Rachel Moriarty Interiors is a subsidiary of House of Moriarty Inc