Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sweet Dreams In Chocolate and Aqua

Hello Everyone!
It's been one month ago exactly since we started our home sprucing up and I'm
happy to report we are almost finished. Can I get an amen? Whew, it has been one
month I don't want to do over again. Just ask my husband. Ha! Poor guy, I begged him 
to get the room painting finished quickly and he did a fabulous job. The only rooms left
are the master bedroom and bath. That will be next weekend. Our new furniture arrives
next week and then it will be on to the outdoor landscaping. I have many before and afters
to share with you and today is no exception. Join me for a tour of the guest room and bath.
Warning, picture overload. :-)
Aqua paint is calming and is a nice compliment to the deep brown.
 I bought the damask lamp at Kirklands.
The new paint color is called Arrowroot by Martha Stewart.
 A console table holds family photos that are dear to me.
Many of the accessories you may recognize from our master bedroom.
Since I am going in a different color direction in that room this worked out. 
 The drapes were previously in our master suite and are a perfect match to the walls.
 The iron corner shelf holds accessories.
 A bench at the end of the bed is nice for seating.
 Gold scroll candle holders hold ocean waters scented candles.
 The urn trio in my three new colors.
A plate from Kirklands says it all.
 A new silver and aqua lamp also from Kirklands.
 Chocolate brown and aqua pillows. The bedding came from Marshalls.
 A white ceramic cross tassle in chocolate and aqua.
 I bought the damask shower curtain at Bed Bath and Beyond.
 A teal blue urn from Marshalls and night light from Kirklands.
 Chocolate brown and aqua blue towels.
A view of the vanity area.
Here is a before shot of the room so you can see the changes.
I liked it but I was ready for the new colors. Stay tuned for more!
     Have a wonderful week!


All Ways Designing said...

Melissa - what a terrific make-over!!! I really love, love, love the NEW colors!

Jan ♥

Gypsy Heart said...

Really looks nice ~ great job as usual.


Pam said...

Great wall color. I had forgotten what the room looked like before, until I saw your last photo. Amazing transformation. Love that shower curtain.

Paula said...

Love the update! Your hard work really paid off.

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Oh, these colors together are gorgeous. You did such a beautiful job on this room, and your bathroom too. I saw your photo on Facebook, and I just had to come and see.

Enjoy your new room.


TuesdaySusan said...

Absolutely Fabulous! You did a fantastic job!

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Love, love, love it, Melissa!!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

The new colors look much better. Your guests will never leave.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks lovely, Melissa! This looks like the color I inherited in our guest bedroom when we moved in. I decided to work with the color rather than have to repaint. I went the chocolate brown route, too, and I really like that I can have it suit a male or female guest. I love how you brought it into the bathroom, too!

Sandra said...

Your guest room is beautiful! Can't wait to see more of your redecorating. Your hard work is definitely paying off. I love the blue color you have chosen...very calming.

Sonia said...

Gorgeous Melissa! Love the was pretty before too but I do love these colors as they are so calming and relaxing! Very elegant and yet cozy room!
Great job...can't wait to see the rest of your re-dos!
Miss Bloomers

Emelia DiCarlo said...

Hi Melissa, love all your new decor and color scheme.Your So talented and the Mr.!!!!!Thank you so much for sharing your endeavors.The bedding is gorgeous and all your touches. God Bless you. ox.

iSavortheWeekend said...

absolutely gorgeous! job well done! you are an amazing decorator!

Shelia said...

Hi Melissa! Oh, how beautiful! I love your beautiful bedroom and all those pretty pillows. I love your new colors you've chosen. Everything you do turns out so pretty. Hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rooms by Ann said...

So beautiful. The new color is fresh and inviting, I would never leave. Great job.

Suzy said...

Such a beautiful transformation, Melissa. Would you pretty please with a cherry on top send some of your energy my way? It took me months to get just my bedroom done! BTW - I have that exact pillow on your bench in my bedroom!

Deserae said...

Gorgoeus....the colors are really beautiful!!! Love your shower curtain too :o)

Tardevil said...

I like the blue and chocolate much better. Love the lamps, tassel, 'M' frame, bathroom urn and nightlight! Looks like you've had some fun shopping. I don't blame you! I'd have fun celebrating not having to move, too!

Tara G. said...

Very calming and relaxing! You are a decorating machine! :)

Maria Elena said...

Melissa, it looks gorgeous! The paint color is just fabulous! Beautiful makeover!

Shana said...

Very nice!!!! I really like it!

Farah said...

What a gorgeous look Melissa, simply beautiful... the cushions, table lamp ohhh each and every thing is so beautiful and so perfectly matched and placed... Very creative and nice looking room... every detail is beautiful...Lovely 10 stars from me
Hope you will enjoy a visit at
With love

Farah said...

oh Please one more thing....I am going to pin it...
Hope you will enjoy a visit at
With love

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Melissa...

Girlfriend, I LOOOVE your guest room's new decor...GORGEOUS! Of course, I loved the way you had it previously done as well, but I do understand about wanting a change once in awhile! The chocolate and soft aqua is such a beautiful color combination...very calm and serene...making it perfect for a bed and bath! Love the shade of aqua that you chose for the wall color...sooo pretty! Alex did such a great job with all the painting...what a wonderful honey you have! And...what a talented lady you are, dear friend! Each and every detail is fabulous! I'm in love with your new bedding...luscious! Of course, all the pretty pillows are like the "icing on the cake" to the bed! I also love your new lamps. The tall silver lamp with the pretty "tucked" aqua shade is AWESOME! It's one that I would have chosen for myself (wink)! I really like that you added that decorative iron console table to this room and you've decorated it beautifully! Love all of your new accessories too! What a beautiful room...I would love to be a quest and stay here!!! Of course, the bath is just as perfect! Thank you so much for sharing your newly remodeled guest room with us...this was such a treat, sweet friend!

Love ya,

Kris said...

Great makeover! I like the aqua and brown it looks so warm and inviting.

Savvy Seasons said...

You have completely outdone yourself...WOW!! I loved the room before, but now I love it even better. I love the lighter, brighter colors. You truly know how to work your magic. Amazing job! xo ~Liz

Bonnie said...

I love your colors and you have attended to every detail decorating. You did a great job.

Barbara F. said...

Hi Melissa, well, I spent most of my 20 min. computer allowance visiting here today, as soon as I read "picture overload" I said I'm there.Just gorgeous,but then, that is all you do. I love the acqua/chocolate combo,so beautiful. Lots of luck and enjoy. Wish I could hire your hubby for some painting around here :) xo

Princess Kate said...

Love what you have done. The rich chocolate is a favorite of mine. Also love all the little accessories. Great job. Thanks for sharing. Just stopping by from Between Naps on the Porch

Traci said...

I love that color combo so much!!! So pretty!

Terry said...

This is so pretty, warm and inviting. Well done.

April said...

I thought the 'before' picture was pretty amazing, but I LOVE the 'after' picture. The aqua walls with the chocolate bedding and accessories...what a perfect combination!

Angela said...

Wow! I didn't think you could make an already beautiful room look that Amazing! I love the new color combo! Those pillows are gorgeous!

I can't wait to see more!

Have a great day!

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

... love the colours :)

Greetings from Australia♥

Richella said...

Melissa! What a great job you've done here! Of course, your home looked lovely before--everything always looked beautiful and very nicely accessorized. But your new colors make everything look so fresh and updated! You've really been working hard, haven't you? Good job!

Jan said...

The wall color and the aqua/light teal accessories are beautiful. Very serene. It is amazing what a difference the color change makes in the room. It looks so calm and peaceful now, but cozy and comfortable too. The shower curtain is to die for!

Karrie said...

You shop at my favorite stores! You did a beautiful job decorating! I love the little table with lamp in the corner by the window and closet, such an unexpected place, but it really looks cute!