One Room Challenge: Guest Room Reveal

Hey guys! I made it!  I actually put this room together in six weeks. Six weeks kind of sounds like a long time but it will fly right by when you decide to redecorate an entire room that you really had no intentions of getting to anytime soon. This room was not even on my list of upcoming projects but I’m so glad I joined the One Room Challenge at the last minute. Now I actually have a guest room! And my own work space!


One Room Challenge Guest Room Reveal from The Styled Soul

Before I started this process I didn’t really have a vision for this room.  Like I said in week one I knew I wanted a mix of classic and modern with a touch of vintage. But it wasn’t until I found the desk and decided on a headboard fabric that I really began to form a plan.

I love blue. Like, love love love, blue. So I decided to layer this space in shades of my favorite color. Since I brought blue into the room in so many places, like the rug, pillows, curtains and some of the furniture I went with a crisp bright white on the walls. And since this will also double as my work space I decided to keep the artwork to a minimum. I tend to think better in uncluttered spaces.


One Room Challenge Guest Room Reveal from The Styled Soul

One Room Challenge Guest Room Reveal from The Styled Soul


The headboard was an easy DIY. My original plan was to go with this one but because I wanted to put the bed on another wall I ruled it out due to its height. Then I decided the bed would look better on the bigger wall. I’m absolutely in love with my black and white spotted headboard. So it worked out for the best. I ended up incorporating the look of the other headboard by placing these rattan ottomans at the foot of the bed.


One Room Challenge Guest Room Reveal from The Styled Soul



The dresser is a piece I’ve had for years. It’s one of my favorite pieces of furniture ever. It just needed a fresh coat of paint and some new hardware. Can you believe I found these drawer pulls at Hobby Lobby? They were exactly what I needed to update the look of this dresser. The mirror was an $8.00 find at a thrift store that I spray painted gold.


One Room Challenge Guest Room Reveal from The Styled Soul

One Room Challenge Guest Room Reveal from The Styled Soul

One Room Challenge Guest Room Reveal from The Styled Soul

One Room Challenge Guest Room Reveal from The Styled Soul

My work space is all about that desk. Both the desk and the chair came from At Home, though I didn’t buy them at the same time. I bought the desk first. I’ve always been into pieces that combine wood and metal. But what I didn’t like about the desk was the color of the base. It was a really yellow gold so I spray painted it with a metallic gold paint and added a little gold leaf, just to make it look a little heavier and give it an “aged” effect.

It took a while to find the right chair. I got all googly eyed when I saw this one but just assumed it wouldn’t be comfortable. So I was pretty excited when I went back and sat in it and realized it fits me perfectly and it’s actually really comfortable. This is a style that I typically wouldn’t go for. Which is exactly why I bought it. Sometimes you just have to break out of your comfort zone and try something new.

One Room Challenge Guest Room Reveal from The Styled Soul

One Room Challenge Guest Room Reveal from The Styled Soul

One Room Challenge Guest Room Reveal from The Styled Soul

I’ve already been using this space and I can already see it evolving. I know that I will probably need some file storage and maybe a bookcase or some shelving. But right now I’m just enjoying having my own quiet space where I can go when working from home. Also, I can’t wait to host our first overnight guest in our new home and FINISHED guest room!

One Room Challenge Guest Room Reveal from The Styled Soul

One Room Challenge Guest Room Reveal from The Styled Soul

So that’s it for my first One Room Challenge. Big thanks to Linda of Calling it Home for hosting such a great online event. It was a crazy six weeks but I’m so glad that I took it on. I can check this room off the list (woo hoo! ) and I’ve met some really cool and very talented bloggers along the way. If you have any questions about anything you see please let me know.

Thank you so much for following along and for all the words of encouragement. You guys are the best!

Now go check out the participants’ and guest participants’ spaces!!






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  • Sheryll $ Critters.

    November 10, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Really beautiful guest room/office now.


      November 10, 2016 at 11:54 am

      Thanks so much Sheryll! It’s so nice to finally be able to use this room.

  • Karisa Grimstad

    November 10, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    I’m SWOONING. Every detail and choice makes this room a million bucks. I’ve always wanted a big fur throw. (might need to put that on my christmas list…) And your drawer pulls are perfect. The CHANDELIER though :O Be still me heart xoxo


      November 11, 2016 at 11:30 pm

      Thank you Karisa! I so appreciate your kind words. I found the throw at Target (I’ve always wanted one too) and it’s the softest thing ever!

  • Mary I Like it Lovely

    November 10, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    Really beautiful job. Love the details especially the flowers in the frame.


      November 11, 2016 at 11:40 pm

      Thanks so much Mary!! Every room needs flowers, right? :)

  • Designing Vibes

    November 11, 2016 at 11:59 am

    This is so beautiful… I can’t decided which piece of decor I love the most. You know I am a big fan of blue myself. :) And that light fixture….gorgeous.

    Much Love.


      November 11, 2016 at 11:39 pm

      Erica, thank you so much! I think the light fixture might be one of my favorite things about this room. I actually found it at Southeastern Salvage.

  • Cassie Bustamante

    November 11, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    oh i love this! the mix of styles and textiles is wonderful! and that desk area is awesome!


      November 11, 2016 at 11:42 pm

      Thank you so much Cassie! It’s so nice to have an official workspace.

  • Lucille

    November 11, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    I wish I could lie down and take a nap in your guest room right now! You have created such a comfortable and tranquil space. I like the contrast of light and dark. The desk looks so nice with the “aged” base. I never would have thought of putting one picture next to the bed and the other one on the dresser since they look like a matched set(?) Maybe I’ll try that! The gold mirror looks so good with the hardware on the dresser. That desk chair hardly looks comfortable! Isn’t that amazing? To take a seat in something that looks really uncomfortable that feels really good! I really like your cozy window seat in the alcove. I wish I had a window seat. Maybe I could put a bench in front of a window. Congratulations on your gorgeous room. The chair really adds such an interesting twist!


      November 11, 2016 at 11:44 pm

      Lucille, thank you so much for your sweet words. Yes, those prints are a matching set and my original plan was to hang them over the bed. But it just didn’t look right so I had to improvise. And I’m glad you think the chair adds a twist to the room. That’s exactly what I wanted it to do. :)

  • sherry hart

    November 12, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    This is fabulous! I love all the vintage elements mixed with modern…..sometimes hard to do but you mastered it! Such a good job!


      November 13, 2016 at 1:50 pm

      Hi Sherry! Thanks so much for your kind words. I am all about mixing styles. Trying to get better at it so I appreciate your feedback!

  • lakbir Mahajan

    November 12, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Love the details !! loving your blue rug.

    Would love your thouhts ..TIA


      November 13, 2016 at 1:52 pm

      Thank you so much!! The rug was definitely a source of color inspiration.

  • Delia Gibbs

    November 12, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    Wow! This room is so beautiful, decorated in my favorite color; blue! I love all the little touches you added. Great job!


      November 13, 2016 at 1:56 pm

      Hi Delia! I really appreciate your kind words, thanks so much!

  • Jen @ Noting Grace

    November 14, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    I am loving the textures in this room – such a lovely space to escape to! Congrats on your beautiful reveal!


      November 19, 2016 at 11:49 am

      Thanks so much Jen! So happy to have this room finished.

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