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The guestroom is always a space to be remembered when decking the halls! Take a moment to welcome the season to all guests who appear during the holidays and spread a little Christmas cheer here! It so happens that my guest room enjoys a rather prominent spot in our home, just inside the front door. It’s a cozy and intimate spot and I designed it to be warm and welcoming in deep hues of amethyst with just a bit of glam.

Universal Furniture casegoods, Robin Bruce upholstered bed,

The sun was not my friend when I first took these photos, but I have some closeups and tight shots that should clarify the mood for you as we progress. One of the first things I did was add this totally appropriate pillow in cream wool felt with gold stitching, “Falalalala”. (One of my favorite hashtags…#falalalafabulous !

Let’s take a  closer look at some of the details…


I saved most of the gold themed of my Christmas collection for this room, as it is the place I have my gold accents in the furniture, lighting and accents. Gold is trending in a big way, and I love using this room to share in the warmth of this finish. It is rich with the dark wood finishes and sets the tone for the moody hues I selected.

I popped some gold tipped tinsel trees in existing containers and added an icy succulent into the everyday mix.If you look closely, you will see that there is a small space just under the glass top of the night stand. I slipped a narrow tray with the sentiment “JOY” written in gold under the glass. Perfect size and perfectly placed Christmas detail!

On the long dresser, I collaged a few favorite things just under a dramatic piece of art in the colors of the room. On one side of the chest, I added some precious little gilded acorn ornaments into a Kate Spade accent bubble bowl and leaned a framed vintage ornament behind it. So darling.

Here’s a little bit better view of the acorn ornaments…and I love this little stag block print too!

Often, side tables are a great place to use smaller accents of interest. On the opposite side, I placed a coordinating elongated tray “MERRY” under the glass (last season’s BES curated Holiday) and the trio of white ceramic trees accented in gold from this year’s BES curated Holiday collection. Perfection. More snowy succulents and another small framed vintage ornament. Leaning and propping these small pieces of art prevents unnecessary holes in your walls for seasonal art, and they still get admired and loved!

As a last minute accent, just an hour before guests arrived, I decided to add a smaller but favorite everygreen wreath to the mirror over the bed. Assorted sizes of suction cups for the weight needed does the trick here, Since my soon expected guests are my son and grandson, I decided to forgo any delightful ribbons!

And lastly, I’ll share with you my freshly installed barn doors, compliments of my son in law, Timm Tanner. My Christmas gift in the making for months, they were installed yesterday, just in time for our annual celebration and crepe soiree! Again , I used the satin brass of the bedroom to set the tone for the dramatic and rich color I selected for the doors (SW Stunning Shade). I designed the look with the mirrored panels and Timm so expertly carried out the vision. I love the drama of the mirror in the front hall, along with the deep amethyst hue and functionality of the doors. They are sheer heaven and I couldn’t be happier. It was really a significant labor of love.

I hope this bit of my Christmas tour has inspired you to leave no room untrimmed and find the joy in using your favorite collections as I have. There’s still a bit more to come and I’ll continue my tour tomorrow, don’t forget to check the JoovyZoom360UltralightJogging stroller by the way, it helped me to maintain my baby girl in the same place while I did the decorations!


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