Guest Room & Home Library Inspiration

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black-rooms-main elle decor

black and white bedroom+stripes+green  twin-beds-guest-room-domino

guest room library

guest room library+horse paintings

home library

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The room we’ve dedicated as our “Guest Bedroom” also happens house our “library” and “DVD collection” and while it’s the second largest bedroom in the house, it often ends up being “the space where everything I have no other place for” ends up.

It’s wallpapered in a red/coral/white sort of wavy stripes on two walls with a solid textured coral/red on the window wall. And while I wouldn’t necessarily choose this particular wallpaper, I don’t totally mind it, which is why we left it up. I’ve added greens and browns & a few animal prints as complementary mixing colors with mostly dark wood furniture …which just so happen to be the colors that were in our former living room as well as our old bed frame. And because it’s a mish-mash or all of our old stuff, it was the room that was first completed in our new house. It’s fairly organized but paintings and art still just line the floors surrounding the walls instead of hung up …and like I said earlier, it’s the catch-all for “stuff” I don’t want to see elsewhere. However, I’d like to give this room a more complete look by the end of the month just in time for our Halloween party …though I don’t have high hopes that it will be spectacular until maybe Thanksgiving. We’ll see. This is what it looks like now …

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…to be continued

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  • Dhalia

    October 19, 2010 |

    I like the coral peachy color already…

  • drollgirl

    October 19, 2010 |

    it is already looking REALLY REALLY GOOD! yeesh! you should see my catch-all closets. NOT PRETTY!

    p.s. i am dying for a striped rug. but the damn cats would destroy it in a matter of minutes. urgh.


    October 19, 2010 |

    Very inspiring. I want a home library!

  • Jill

    October 19, 2010 |

    I love the idea of using the room for both a library and guest room. I have actually seen the colour coordinated bookshelves before and used the idea for my own shelves. You really have to make sure that you file any new books properly though. Between my husband and myself we have messed it all up now.


  • la reina cotilla

    October 19, 2010 |

    books, books, I love the inspired pictures, also black color in decor, and the coral red it´s awesome, very nice room, it seems very confort and peace. I love the books clasified by colors.

  • Amanda

    October 19, 2010 |

    i love your stacks of InStlye mags at the foot of the bed…can’t wait to see what become of it…

  • Kat

    October 19, 2010 |

    I love the fifth picture down.

  • Katie

    October 19, 2010 |

    I need some inspiration to fix up a library area in one of the rooms in our house. It takes so long to get everything the way you want!

  • Namine

    October 20, 2010 |

    Your second bedroom looks great!!

  • copperkitten

    October 20, 2010 |

    I have one thing to say….P A N D A P I L L O W!!!!!!
    LOVE IT…

  • Daniela

    October 20, 2010 |

    Love “the minds knows, the eye sees…” – perfect. ALso love the color coordinated books – looks more like art that just books on a shelf !

  • stacy

    October 20, 2010 |

    coming together really well!

  • Carolyn

    October 20, 2010 |

    It looks pretty awesome right now! Bookshelves can be as good as art sometimes.

  • Cupcake

    October 20, 2010 |

    i love it! i love the look with all the books shelves and it gives a sort of relaxed, comfortable feeling, atleast to me that is! =]

  • Anna

    October 21, 2010 |

    I really like the wallpaper/paint color combo.

  • Adrianna Traxler

    October 29, 2010 |

    how funny i stayed at the Viceroy..the second to last picture…my room was exactly like that.

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