I’m on vacation this week with my family in NYC + onto Long Beach but wanted to stop in for a few to share more about this project that I refuse to stop talking about. Last week I introduced it (the room in my parents’ home over the garage) and today I’m sharing some inspiration images. Usually when I round up inspiration images, I don’t want to achieve one space entirely – it’s more so specific elements from different images. Most of those images do have a common theme or style.
I’ve officially decided (been approved) for a guest suite. The space was originally made into a game room/hangout, but I suggested a guest suite as I think it would be much more functional for the family. There is one guest room, where Parker and I stay, but there are often times when my grandparents or aunts/cousins are in town at the same time. I really think an extra space that functions as a guest suite would be wonderful.
I don’t know what to call the style I’m hoping to achieve. “Tropical Bedroom” is the search that was most successful on Pinterest. However, I don’t want to classify the space as “tropical”, but maybe I’ll end up doing so.
Guest Suite Inspiration:
I love the floors here and shared a peak what were doing with my parents’ floors last week. We ripped out the carpet and installed DIY wide plank floors and they are in the process of being painted by my dad. I had my dad paint them a bright, glossy white, but this image alone is making me want to go back on my word and go with a subtle color on the floors.
I really love the palm leaves here, as well as the coral pops. Also love the canopy bed as I shared last week. I’m not sure this space can handle a canopy bed though. The ceilings are standard height, and the space has minimal windows. I guess I just feel like a space with a canopy bed should be grand.
I love how this spaces feels so traditional. I want the guest suite to feel traditional and classic all the way. I think every single element in this space above works. This traditional feels very much so traditional yet fresh, which is the key when going for full on traditional.
I love the layered natural fibers and woods here. It’s almost overboard but that never actually crosses your mind – it really works. I have this idea of layering round jute rugs (all a bit different) over the painted floors…….
I love how this space is “tropical” but just because you have to say that with the palm leaf wallpaper. It doesn’t actually FEEL tropical. This space wouldn’t have to be at the beach or even near water. It’s just a lovely, modern eclectic space that happens to have tropical prints. That’s really what I want to happen in the guest suite.
So maybe I don’t have a clear plan with this project. YET…. Designing for my parents’ (with no real timeline) is kind of like designing for myself. I work on it here and there and change things here and there. I really don’t have to have a concrete plan as I do when I work with clients. It actually ends up being more stressful because I feel all over the place and so unorganized, but it does allow me to take more risks and make my way through the makeover one decision at a time.