Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Little Leopard

Hello Everyone!
I hope your week has been going well.
Finally we will be back to cooler temps tonight. Yay!
Over the last few years I have slowly added
animal prints to our cheerful guest room.
Join me on a tour!
Here is the cheerful red and yellow guest room.
*Welcome to the Millers and enjoy your stay.*
All photos enlarge when clicked.
Look at the new bench I added from Ross.
It's a perfect spot for guests to put on shoes or place a purse.
I'll show you the new bench for the master soon as well.
A few decorative pillows and it was good to go.
The bedding is made by Wamsutta.
The vibrant yellow wall paint is called Rutabaga.
Do you think I love decorative pillows?
I added the leopard throw to the end of the bed.
It is beyond soft and snuggly. Love it!
A touch of animal print makes a room feel welcoming.
Do you use it in your home?
The console table is filled with family photos.
The red leopard lamp shade is what inspired
me to add the animal print to the room.
An animal print basket sits on the floor.
The iron corner shelf displays pretty accessories.
Dorothy's sign says it all. It's from Kirklands.
And of course here is our *little leopard* Mr Chestnut.
Thank you to all who read his story and your kindness.
~*~
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I have an adorable giveaway coming up for you.
Thanks for visiting. Have a wonderful weekend!

61 comments:

Pat said...

I love the addition of leopard, Melissa. Beautiful room.

Angie said...

bee-yoo-ti-ful! Everything looks so well put together!!!

Lisa said...

Melissa,
Your guest room is lovely! The animal print adds a beautiful touch to the room. And the bench is perfect at the foot of the bed. I bet your guests find it hard to leave such pretty accommodations.:)

Life with L said...

That's a beautiful room Melissa.
You know, I love red too and animal prints...I will have to post one of my guests bedrooms. It is red, black and gold with some animal print. XO Linda

Gypsy Heart said...

Very nice! I have animal prints all over my house ~ love them!

Pat

Julie Harward said...

I think Mt. Chestnut loves what you have added to his room! I love a bit of leopard in a room to and it's amazing how it goes with everything! It all looks really nice! :D

Blondie's Journal said...

Your guestroom is beautiful, Melissa. I love a touch of animal print here and there!

XO,
Jane

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your guest room looks lovely! Yes, I do have animal print in my home. I have a cheetah chair in my great room and love it!

Donna said...

So pretty! Doesn't it make you feel good to do something new to your house? Looks great!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Beautiful room Melissa. The animal print looks perfect. Love your bright cheerful colors. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Brenda Kula said...

I just love pics of Mr. Chestnut. He's so regal and charming. I don't have any animal print, but I've been hankering for some.
Brenda

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I have some of the same colors in my guest bedroom! I love a little leopard...adds so much fun to a room! Love your blog! I hopped over from happy@home! ♥

Karen said...

so warm & cozy. Love the throw and I will be getting my out tonight too!

Kat said...

You guest room is so inviting Melissa. I love the touch of animal print you've added, especially the throw. But my favorite "animal" is Mr. Chestnut - is he the welcoming committee for your guests? Kat

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Beautiful room, Melissa and I am sure your guests are quite comfy in there. I love the leopard in the room.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Melissa, I love your leopard touches. I wear alot of it, but haven't used in our home "yet"!..lol
hugs ~lynne~

High Street Cottage said...

What a beautiful guest room, and your cat likes it too ;) They say a little animal print goes a long way, and yours sure does, you've added just the right amount, very well done, tami from the high street cottage

Kristen White said...

Your bedroom is beautiful...love all the touches of leopard! Your little kitty is precious :o) Happy Halloween!
Kristen

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Ok, the room is gorgeous...but I just want to scoop up that cat and smooch him. He is the best accessory you could ever have. He is gorgeous!

kristin said...

I love the leopard additions too. I have a leopard bathroom (which is now decorated in halloween) and a bunch of leopard throw blankets.. My aunt was a leopard freak when it came to decorating so I think I inherited that from her LOL

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I love the leopard print. Your guest room is very pretty. I just posted one of mine. Would love for you to stop by. Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm

andrewaor said...

I love the console table and wanna get it to my house ,How adorable

Beth Eaton said...

I love seeing your house when you post. It's like some sick obsession that I like looking at what other people do in their homes. You make decorating look so easy! If I havean't told you recently, YOU HAVE A GORGEOUS HOUSE!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hey, Melissa! What a great room. I love all the layers and different fabrics you have in the room! Beautiful!

xinex said...

Your guest bedroom is adorable and so inviting, Melissa. I like the leopard touches!...Christine

All That Glitters said...

You had me at leopard!!! love it!!!

Vanessa said...

Hi Melissa! It was so fun to see a new post pop up from you and to have you link it up to the party this week! Your room is so gorgeous and that new print just adds the perfect touch!
Thanks so much for sharing it with us!
Vanessa

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Girlfriend...

Your guest bedroom is gorgeous! I love how you've added in touches of the animal print and I agree about the warm and cozy feel that it gives to a room! Girlfriend, your new bench is sooo pretty and looks really great at the end of the bed! Ohhh...can't wait to see your new bench for the master bedroom as well! Well my dear, thank you for sharing your guest room with us...it's fabulous!!!

Love ya,
Chari

Tara G. said...

So cozy! I'd love to be a guest at your place! :) Marine Ball is this weekend for us!

g.suzie said...

Puuurrfect touches added to your guest room. Love the colors you have chosen and a little 'hit' of leopard, over the top!

Emelia DiCarlo said...

Hi Melissa, I have been enjoying all your past posts. You home are so creative and talented. The master suite is just lovely and your kitty I think is very happy and loves his home.

Traci said...

It looks great! Our guest room is on my to do list too. It needs some work!

3LittleByrds said...

Melissa,it's beautiful as always. I love all the touches. Love the pillows and the sign.

Decorchick! said...

Beautiful Melissa! What a lovely room for your guests! Can I be one? :) I can't believe you've been blogging for almost 2 years already! It feels like an eternity for me. LOL

Real Housewife in MN said...

Love this room! Stopping over from Kelly's Korner. I love all the great artwork and colors you chose. Beautiful home!

bj said...

I love your pretty guest room..and I am sure your guests do, too. :))

Denise said...

I LOVE this room Melissa, and love how you've added the leopard print. I wish my guess room looked as pretty, I have the same colors in there but my treadmill is stuck in there too and just not as many pretty accessories. I'd love to use your room as inspiration and start collecting leopard stuff for it too :) Where did you get the leopard throw from, it looks nice and big to be draping over the bed like that.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Melissa~ your guest room is just gorgeous!!! I love the touches of leopard and the color on the wall is beautiful! The red really adds a nice warmth- well done!! Thank you so much for joining Feathered Nest Friday and sharing this gorgeous room!! :)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl I'm so glad to see you have my room already for me ha ha!! Girl you do have that touch with all you do...Just beautiful my Sweet girl...Now tell chestnut to move off my bed I'm coming to stay...Hope you have a GREAT weekend Dear girl...just remember someone in Calif loves ya...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Moments of Grace said...

Melissa,

Of al lthe blogs I visit, your home always makes me feel as if I could come, sit down, and feel right at home. You have such lovely taste and I love all your photos.

I am glad the cooler weather is here and the holidays are approaching. I love this time of year. I look forward to seeing what you do with your lovely home decor this year.

Be blessed today, sweet friend.

In Grace,
Marie

Rose Haven said...

Oh, so pretty Melissa!!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Melissa,
Your touch of leopard is gorgeous and makes such a warm and inviting statement. A lovely place for a guest.
Thank you for stopping by and becoming a new follower.

Blessings to you this Autumn weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Angela said...

The guest room looks great! I love the pic of Chestnut! He's such a cutie!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Melissa, I just love your guest room. I love the added leopard prints too. There's a lot to be said for adding a touch of the unexpected :D
Have a great weekend
~Carrie

Teri said...

Melissa, Your guest room is beautiful! I love all of the leopard accents and Mr. Chestnut! He manages to steal the show everytime! What a cutie!
Hope you have a safe and fun weekend.
Teri =)

Donna Lynn said...

Melissa, you do animal prints with a ton of class, that is a hard thing to pull off and girl you sure have...beautiful!!!!!

A.J. said...

That room looks beautiful. Your cat seems happy with it.

LC said...

Hi Melissa,
I enjoy your blog and seeing your lovely home. I too love leopard prints! I use them in small touches through the house. Would you please share where you found the large leopard throw and the little pillow?
Your guest room is very pretty. I love red and leopard together!
thank you~

Karen said...

"Ding dong".
OH! That'd be me! Ready to stay in your beautiful guest room! :)
Hugs! Karen

SILVIA said...

HI melissa! Can I please be a guest at your house,I love that bedroom..I always said you have great taste.....
btw I need to win that giveaway, I'm in love with rooster Jar, please pick me!!lolol;^)
Have a great week...

Melissa Miller said...

Hello LC!
Thank you for coming by and your kindness. You're always welcome anytime. I hope you read this comment since I could not find a way to get back to you.

The throw came from Ross and the little leopard pillow is from Kirklands. I hope they have them when you go shopping. The throw is one of the snuggliest I have ever owned.

Happy Halloween to you! ~Melissa :)

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Melissa,
I like everything you've added to this room. It's warm, pretty and inviting for guests to stay there.
Congratulations on your two year blogging anniversary.
Looks like a wonderful giveaway!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Your guest room is lovely and very inviting. I really like how you have added a few touches of leopard print. I'm sure your guests always enjoy their stay.
Very,very pretty.

Gena said...

I have followed your blog for over a year now and love it! Please add me to the giveaway. Love red and love roosters!

The Domestic Princess said...

Oooh, love it!! You are so clever with your style! I have purchased a number of animal print items recently, which I adore. Gorgeous room! xoxoxo

Becca said...

Beautiful !! I so love the addition of the fun leapard throw. It works perfectly in there! The jewel-toned colors are gorgeous ... so welcoming! Your guests, undoubtedly, don't want to leave this 5 star guest room !! Love, love it.

Susan said...

Melissa, I have thoroughly enjoyed "following" you blog for quite some time. Your warmth and caring shines through and I enjoy the little peeks into your beautiful home!
Congratulations on your two year Blogoversary! I think your giveaway is such a nice thing for you to do and the little tease you've given us looks amazing!
Susan

Richella said...

Melissa, your guest room is just beautiful. Like the rest of your home, it exudes warmth and comfort. I know your guests are all thrilled to be there with you!

LC said...

Hi Melissa!
Thank you so much for sharing where you found the pillow and the throw. I appreciate it. I was in Ross just the other day and didn't notice anything quite so pretty as that throw but I might have to go back and take another look! ha-ha
Our Kirklands stores closed here in our area. It was a shocker to learn that they were closing their doors. I do hope someday that they will return, it was one of my favorite stores!
thanks again~

claudia b said...

Okay, I am so taking these pics as inspiration - my master bedroom has butter yellow walls and I LOVE burgundy!!!

Lisa Montsion said...

I love all the red in the guest room.

lisa