Spring in the French Style Guest Room

3.29.2015

I have been slowly making some changes in the French style guest room over the last couple of months. It all started with new checked pillows in a beautiful French blue that I found on One Kings Lane. When I saw the photo on OKL the pillows were a small check, but when they arrived I realized that they were not what I ordered, but I kept them anyway. I hate sending stuff back.

The new blue checked pillows prompted me to buy the white quilt  to go along with the euro shams I already had, but wasn't using. I had originally bought them for my room, but they were just too white. Having four beds I kept them anyway since I knew I would use them somewhere. I have a slight thing for pretty bedding. wink

This is the tattered quilt I shared the other day. I love these old quilts and when the price is right they come home with me.

The colors in this quilt are perfect with the new checked pillows and white bedding and the flowers certainly say spring.

I picked up a pair of vintage pillow cases with these sweet embroidered flowers when I was in Franklin after Christmas. I wish y'all could feel how soft these are.

I replaced the buffalo checked bed skirt with a white linen one I found at the Pottery Barn outlet. The checked one will be used in the bonus room when I get that room painted.

I decided to try this bench here since it has the chippy blue paint.




In the corner I added some pink flowers that repeat the pink in the quilt.



I'm still loving the two very old paintings I found last year antiquing.


Oh, and don't even think this is the only bedroom that got a new look.
More coming soon.
:)

You can see how this room looked the first time with the upholstered bed here.

Have a beautiful week!

49 comments:

  1. Beautiful!....Now I will have to flip a coin in order to decide which room I shall stay in!...Love the quilt and those pillow cases are fabulous!

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  2. The new pillows are great and that quilt is beautiful.

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  3. That is such a sweet Spring guest room!!

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  4. love the pillows and the quilt....very "springy"!!!

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  5. Oh, how pretty and perfect! Love, love blue and white! Spring bedding, fall, summer, winter bedding and all year round bedding, I'm crazy about bedding too! Your bedding is always over the top gorgeous!
    Have a fun Monday, Kim!
    Nancy

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  6. So fresh, charming and beautiful! I love the checked pillows, painting and bench. Very welcoming! ~julie

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  7. That's funny - that's exactly the size and color check I'm looking for to go in a guest room. Love the way your room came out... :-)

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  8. Blue and White buffalo check is always a good addition in my book!!! Well done
    www.BundleMeBaby.etsy.com

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  9. Your guest room looks great. Love the bench at the end of the bed!

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  10. Very pretty ! Love the quilt and the new blue pillows!

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  11. I love the checked pillows Kim, their boldness brings out the colors and details of your "new" quilt~ the room is lovely~
    Jenna

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  12. Beautiful Kim! I look forward to adding my white bedding back in our master...I just wish our temps would start warming up!

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  13. Beautiful as always, Kim! The quilt is beautiful and I like the larger checked pillows. Glad you kept them! Have a great week!

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  14. Your guest room is very pretty Kim. The old quilt is lovely and just think how they must have treasured this quilt when finished. Love the bench at the foot of the bed. Great job.
    Mary

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  15. The room looks great. I wouldn't mind being a guest there (wink*). I really like the bench at the end of the bed. The colors tie in well with the vintage quilt. Also, when I am a guest, I like to have a small surface where I can set things. As usual, you did a nice job.
    Best,
    Michelle from simplysantabarbara.blogspot.com

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  16. Love that little bench!

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  17. Your whites are beautiful! The linen bed skirt and embroidered pillow cases are so so pretty. I am also a lover of old quilts! I love fresh whites in bedrooms and bedrooms. For guests, white is especially welcoming! Sheila

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  18. Love the blue and white check and the pretty quilt. Gorgeous room.

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  19. Perfect - so relaxing and love the color palette too!

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  20. looks so fresh and springy! xx, b @ being-blanca.com

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  21. I like both looks but this one is perfect for spring!

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  22. Love the quilt and the linen pillowcases......very soft....

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  23. Very pretty and cozy Kim. The quilt is so pretty.
    Kris

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  24. Love the room. I love the white quilt on the bed; wherever did you find it? The pattern on the quilt sure adds texture to the bed. So refreshing

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  25. Stunning!! Absolutely beautiful! Love the pillow cases. The new quilt looks great in this room!!

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  26. Blues always add a fresh touch to a springy room...very pretty!
    Mary Alice

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  27. Love this, the quilt and that bench at the end of the bed are my favorite

    Cindy

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  28. I love the checked pillows:) Love heading over to your blog everyday Kim, you keep things interesting by constantly changing stuff! Some days I just can't keep up...lol!

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  29. Very soft and pretty. I usually don't mix whites and creams, but maybe I'll try it. Your results are lovely.

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  30. An oh-so-pretty guest bedroom! I love the antique pillowcases so much! The quilt looks riht at home!
    xo. Leslie
    Segreto Finishes

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  31. So pretty Kim. Love the blue check pillows and your oil paintings.

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  32. I love blue and white together. The quilt you found is a great addition to that bedding.

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  33. Very pretty room? Love all the different textures and those embroidered pillowcases are so sweet!

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  34. Ah! There's nothing so cool and refreshing than beautiful white bedding with a few color accents! Love the vintage pillowcases and the quilt. Well, quite frankly, I love it all!

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  35. I adore your vintage quilt Kim, so pretty mixed with your check pillows and bedding!

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  36. I had to pop over to get a closer look at your vintage quilt...and those embroidered cases are to die for! This is my favorite (so far). Happy Spring!

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  37. I love it.The checks get me every time paired with crisp white! This morning YOU made ME laugh....I think you said you have a "slight thing for pretty bedding"...ummm....does an alcoholic like his bottle? You DO have a "slight thing" but you use it quite beautifully...and you don't keep it stashed in a closet and never use it, either. You rotate stuff around...some people never do that.
    Have a great day. xo Diana
    ps. That old quilt is JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

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  38. I don't remember ever seeing you decorate with this shade of blue Kim, it's a beautiful color and looks great in the guest room.

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  39. Yesterday I bought a white quilt for our bed too. And I also thought it looked too white. And I'm also keeping it anyway because I hate returning things. I need pillows, so I better go to OKL and see what they've got.

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  40. I love the atmosphere you created in this room: it's serene but happy. The white bedding is the perfect background for the checked pillows and the gorgeous quilt.

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  41. I love the quilt at the end of the bed, its so pretty. And I love the white embroidery too - such a delicate detail.

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  42. Kim, This is a beautiful room and I love the new pillows.
    xx,
    Sherry

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  43. This "new" room is gorgeous! it says Spring all around. Love the new pillow cases, the old quilt and of course the chippy bench!

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  44. KIM! This room is amazing! I adore the blues and the soft quilt. Beautiful, as always!

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  45. Looks beautiful.. Love the bench and its chippy blue paint colour!

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