Saturday, August 30, 2008

If You Build It, They Will Come.

Tammy is a good friend of mine from Amarillo. She moved to Austin a few years before I did and is doing a wonderful job as CEO of Make-A-Wish here. Shortly after I started my new job, she had this to say. "Sandra, you know how in Amarillo, out-of-town friends and relatives would say they'd come visit but never would?" I agreed. She then said, "In Austin, people will tell you they'll come visit, and they do." She was so right!

As you know, we are turning our front room into a guest room, anxiously awaiting the arrival of dear friend, Lisa, in October. Today's the day, hubby, son and I will be moving the behemoth of a computer armoire into our media room. I sure hope no one ruptures anything. Like a disc or a hernia. LOL

I've decided to give up the Ralph Lauren Guinevere in favor of a new look.

What do you think? I wouldn't have even known about it if I hadn't received a Linen Source catalog a few weeks ago. The walls are already a light, beigy neutral, which can stay. I may paint the trim black, but we'll see. See this little desk?

I've already painted it black, and it will stand in as a bedside table.

I think the gate headboard I used in Amarillo will work great, too.


This armoire used to be in our Amarillo master, too. It housed a TV, but we'll rework it to hold hanging clothes.


This little dresser will be the other bedside table.

The room needs doors, and to save on space, I think we're just going to install sliding panel doors like you'd normally see on a closet. We considered French doors but feel they'll swing out too far.

What do you think? Is this a room you'd like to stay in?

23 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh My Gosh! Just got up form a nap (should I admit that?) and look what I found! I love it. You are using some of my favorite furniture pieces from the past too.

Oooh, I think it will look fantastic. My gate headboard, my side tables, my armoire, my bedding...I'll get attached. Do I have to leave??? :-)

(Hey, for the record, I *did* come to Amarillo. :-) )

Chris said...

Oh my gosh. I'd love to stay there! What time works best for you? :) I can't wait to see it all together. P.S. I LOVE that little desk in the picture. Soo quaint.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Um. In a word. YES!
Now, not sure waht kind of wall situation you have going now. But something that might work perfectly (and something I have always wanted...but never worked where we were) would be a sliding door like a barn sliding door...if you could open up the door space even more (like the size of a double door) and had an old barn door feel it would be so cool...gonna go find you some pix.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Ok....now these are not the best pics, but it'll give you an idea. I think it would be SOOO cool with your style house!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/merrypics/2402901611/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8376838@N05/1372737594/

some barn door hardware...

http://www.barndoorhardware.com/?roiid=284&cid=101769&c=1&oid=1&scid=1

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Well of course I DO!!! I love red and black....this is just going to be the best guest room ever! When can I book my stay?
Hugs,
Penny

Cote de Texas said...

I think it will all look great - love the little desk and the headboard. But I love the look of your blog them most!! How did you do that on the sides? soooo cute!

Joni

sandra/tx said...

Linda, realizing our wide opening, I don't think there's any way we could do a barn door. I think a barn door would work if we had a narrow opening and lots of wall for the door to slide onto. Great idea, though!

I do think we'll incorporate those Mexican doors somewhere.

Nola @ AlamoNorth said...

I love that gate headboard! You're really making progress.

dec0r8or said...

YES! I'll be right over. :D

Amber said...

Looks fantastic! I hope to be staying there shortly after Lisa E!

SASSY said...

Very nice, Sandra! Any room you've put together would be wonderful to stay in - Amarillo, Austin...wherever you are!

ABreathOfFrenchAir said...

I love it! The bedding's beautiful! The little table will be perfect next to the bed and I think your headboard will be perfect!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

YES! I love that room & have seen it many time in my Linen Source catalog too. You'll do great putting all of that together.

Rhoda

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Sounds like a plan, Sandra. J just walked by as I was looking at the bedding. He said he liked it, too. I'm looking forward to seeing the results!

Ann said...

With all those gorgeous things you have it will sure look great. I just love the armoire and the headboard, both so quaint and definitely charming.

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