8.10.2015

Give Your Guest Room Chic Global Style

 All set for company!  My client, Caroline inherited Asian art from her uncle.  We thought it would be fun to use it in her guest room and create a global, contemporary vibe.  Zen-like.
 This mid-century modern desk is from West Elm and the lamps are from Target.  The art on either side of the warrior is woven on silk.
I love black and white ticking mixed with international textiles.  The duvet cover and sham are from IKEA.
The walls were painted in Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter.   Caroline has a fresh, new guest room without breaking the bank!

Here is a bedroom that I snapped at a Newport Harbor Home tour a few years ago...the rug gives it a great feel.

Bad photo…but notice the kilim pillows at my friend, Clair's house.

Here are other ways to get the look....West Elm Striped Belgian Linen bedding.



Bolivian Textile Pillow from Pottery Barn





Speaking of guest rooms... this is a cool display in a wooden bowl at Pottery Barn.  Talk about pampering!

Last week, we went to a fun party at San Francisco's City Hall.  The last time I was here was years ago for a street parking pass.

Put a smile on your face and get some fresh air today!  I will too.

25 comments:

  1. ♥♥♥ THE TICKING!! Ticking is a favorite of mine especially in black or blue and white!! Happy Monday!

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    1. Me too! I have shower curtains in black and white ticking. And I like that shades of reds are coming back again!

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  2. Very inviting guest rooms. Very lucky guests!!!
    Patty

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  3. Hi Mary Ann! This post is perfect timing, I'm looking for bedding for our 'guest room' that my son uses and I love the ethnic global vibe. I didn't even think to check out West Elm for Belgian linen either, I know Restoration Hardware is having their sale right now....it sounds like you're having fun up there in San Francisco. A party at the Civic Center looks very cool.

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  4. You knew I would love this Mary Ann!! The textiles, the art, the vibrant color!The party must have been amazing!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena
    Artist Nicoletta Belletti

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  5. Like Kathysue, I also love ticking, either in black and white or blue and white. Back in the 1960's my aunt and uncle owned a simple cottage near a small lake in Ohio. My aunt's father ran a side business, a small company that made caps for railroad workers. The company was well stocked with black and white ticking which was used to make the caps. So when it came time for my aunt to redecorate, she used lots and lots of lime green paint for the wooden furniture and lots and lots of ticking for the upholstered pieces. Wish I had a picture or two.

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    1. I wish you had photos too...what a beautiful memory, Kris!

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  6. Mary Ann,
    What a great guest room. It really looks classic and very chic. I love the fact that you can tailor your talents to any budget and have it look like a million dollars!
    xo,
    Karen

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  7. Global chic is a wonderful look and I love Caroline's bedrooms! And of course, like so many others, I LOVE ticking, especially black and white! I have some in my guest bath, which is in desperate need of a make over. But seeing the ticking, maybe I'll keep that and work around it! So...red is coming back in? Good news! And the Civic Center is beautiful...how fun to party there!
    Happy Monday...xoxo Gail

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    1. Hey Gail...you are at the center of what's coming back/happening... in L.A. Yes, look at the small splashes of red in kilims. Marsala? It's all fun.

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  8. Mary Ann, You have such a talent for putting things together! I love how you find things at Ikea, West Elm, and Target and put it all together with the homeowner's things and the room comes out looking great! :)

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    1. You are so nice, Nancy...I love using what people love.

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  9. Style can't be bought and that's why I love coming across someone who can casually combine, personal belongings with flea market finds and more high street brands such as Ikea. Thanks for sharing and for the lack of pretentiousness so often found in interior design!
    www.magpiehomes.wordpress.com

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    1. Manda: what a sweet comment. It's great to be able to use things people have that have meaning to them--so they can see them everyday!

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  10. I'm completely obsessed, Mary Ann! The bedding is amazing and love the pictures you chose!! Wishing I had every item in the Pottery Barn guest room basket…heaven!

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    1. I want everything in that basket, too...the bath products have sort of an understated French packaging.

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  11. Very fun! I am sure you have given her the perfect room to welcome guests! Youre so good!! xo Nancy

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  12. Great job on the guest room Mary Ann, love the way you mix high and low pieces or using what clients already own. I have always been drawn to Asian and global inspired furnishings, even in my first apartment so many years ago.

    This summer I purchased some Euro shams in ticking from Pottery Barn that were deeply discounted!

    Linda

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  13. Love the guest room and can't go wrong with that Ikea bedding. I have it in blue.

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  14. I've always loved black and white and red...and that old joke of what is black and white and read all over! I agree that you do a lovely job of mixing high and low, using what your clients have and infuse their rooms with meaning.

    ps It's Wednesday already—where's Chief?

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  15. Great job Mary Ann, love the black and white spreads and the pillow is a great touch.

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  16. I love seeing rooms that look great and don't cost a fortune! I need to redo my boys' room and I think that West Elm bedding would look really good in their room!

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  17. Great job always- enjoy seeing what you are up to Mary Ann! Hope your summer is going beautifully......

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  18. I really love this room. What's extra special for me about it is that I already own the bed you used. I my husband bought it before we were married, and I've always hated it. It's hiding in our basement getting no use. However, it looks wonderful in your room. Now I'm thinking I should put it in our guest room.

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