New Year, New Space: Rustic Elegance

One of my clients wanted to update her guest rooms, and already had a couple of nice bed frames and one dresser that could be used as a good base. Other than that, she just gave me the instruction that she wanted a shabby chic style for one bedroom, and that I could do whatever I wanted with the other (I love clients that tell me that!).

In the second guest bedroom she previously had a faux painter use a metallic paint on the ceiling, and while as a rule faux painting on walls is a dated look, we are still seeing some metallics and so rather than paint over it, I chose to use it as inspiration. The bed frames that she already owned were perfect for the shabby chic room, and for what I had in mind for this room, but they were in the wrong rooms, so we flipped them at her delivery!

I started the space with a gorgeous luxury bedding set from Eastern Accents. I rarely use pre-assembled sets, but this one was just to die for and there was not one thing I would have changed about it. Most times I tend to mix-and-match various pieces to come up with the exact look that I am going for, and this also makes for a more custom appearance to the set. I love Eastern Accents, though, for both their quality and that their bedding sets are frequently discontinued. That may actually sound like a negative thing at first, but it means that in cases like this one where I do specify a complete bedding set I know that the chances of my client's bedding showing up in another home nearby are next to none.

The finished mood of the space came out warm with a rustic elegance to it that lends itself well to a more masculine taste, which gives a nice complement to the feminine shabby chic guest room down the hall. I love a lot of different things about this room, but the horn chair is for sure one of everyone's favorite elements. This home is located in Helotes, and coupled with my clients' love for hunting, that chair was the perfect choice to finish out the space.

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