Beachy Bohemian Guest Room

Pottery Barn Teen Avalon Bed

I love and appreciate getting feedback from you guys, and a lot of you said, “more pictures of the new house.” Most rooms are not exactly “done” but I did throw together a guest room that I LOVE in anticipation of summer house guests. As you can imagine, some of those hotly awaited arrivals did not make it to my doorstep. I was beyond hyped to have my Chicago bestie stay with me last week, but sadly his flight from Oregon was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. This post is dedicated to him, my lifelong friend with whom I have the best time doing everything or nothing at all.

Here are the before and afters of the beachy bohemian guest room John will hopefully be staying in at some point:


Guest Room BeforeGuest Room BeforeAfter:

Pottery Barn Teen Avalon BedPottery Barn Teen Avalon BedPottery Barn Teen Avalon BedPottery Barn Teen Avalon Bed

Bed: Pottery Barn Teen. Roman shades: Green Mountain Vista. Bedding: Serena & Lily. Chandelier: Visual Comfort (on sale!). Rug: Vintage Persian (family heirloom). Chair: Anthropologie. Art: Daydrift Prints. Bench: Grandin Road (similar here). Lamp: Project 62. Nightstands: West Elm. Tray: Vintage. Faux cactus: Target. Walls & ceiling: Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White. Trim: Benjamin Moore Blue Ice. Painting: Palette Pro.

The inspiration for this room all started when my painting team told me that the green trim would be tough to cover with white. The original palette was dark and drab and brown and green all over. I decided it would be fun (and cost effective) to paint the trim a color other than white (which is what the rest of the house features) and build from there. My vision was to find a channel tufted bed in a similar or complementary color to the turquoise shade in my mind. I found the bed of my dreams at Pottery Barn Teen and there is nothing teen about it. Well, maybe it’s a little moody but in a good way. The gold legs slay me and the quality is phenomenal. I had the room painted first, but was not able to view the bed in person (or in bed) before ordering it and I was thrilled that it was right on the money. There was a brown ceiling fan and I had to have it taken down. I envisioned a peaceful guest suite and I fear death by fans above beds, so I swapped it out for this piece of art by Visual Comfort and I think it elevates the whole room. The milk glass is the perfect nod to the era of the 1940’s, when the house was built.

I hope you enjoyed your stay in my guest room! Sadly, one else will be doing so (in person or in bed) for a while.





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