There’s a big difference between a “spare bedroom” and a “guest suite,” amiright? The former conjures images of random leftover, sometimes hand-me-down furniture and haphazard decor, while the latter leaves your visitors with the feeling you’re welcoming them into your home, planned for their arrival, and invite them to stay as long as they wish. Just me?
One thing is for sure, the Guest Suite at Project Fit Fam might make you want to move on in. But here’s something that might surprise you– we used a few furniture pieces they already had when we were pulling it together. We used both existing pieces they had and tied them in with new pieces to complete their space.
The biggest thing we kept was the bed: a king sized navy blue velvet sleigh style bed with tufting. It was grand, beautiful, and in near perfect condition. I don’t subscribe that you need every single thing new in a design to make it feel cohesive. We always ask our clients which pieces they already have, if there are any they want to repurpose (and sometimes we do what I call “poaching” from other rooms we plan to redesign, just to make sure we’re stretching their budget and using what they have first).
The leather stools at the foot of the bed added some balance to the rich, dark bed. Opposite the bed we put a pretty dresser, mirror, and topped it with a few simple accessories, some they already had in different areas in their home.
I love the bench and round side table we added, perfect for curling up with a good book (or taking off your shoes at the end of the day).
The Guest Suite has an adjacent bathroom, which we styled.
This room has already been put to very good use with house guests. I volunteer to be the next one!
Happy October! Fall is my favorite season and I’m fully embracing all of the sweaters, hot cocoa, and apple everything.