Charleston Apartment: The Guest Room
Having a second bedroom has been such a game-changer. It is of course so nice to have a separate room for guests, and it’s great having a designated work place (even though I end up working at the kitchen island half the time). In my old apartment, my computer and desk were in the middle of the living space which is fine but I like having it tucked away so that when I’m not working I am not thinking about work.
We had a lot of fun working on this room. I already knew that I really wanted this bed (I had wanted it back in Brooklyn for my bed but it didn’t work with the room), and Erin worked her magic – focusing the room on my Slim Aarons photo (I just love her), and giving the room a really fun, chic vibe. We used my existing nightstands (still available) from my Brooklyn apartment and I bought different nightstands for my room… I love how they look with these rattan lamps.
This room is eclectic and fun – without going overboard… I’m so happy with how it turned out.
PS – the rest of my apartment and the primary bedroom!
Links to everything:
- Room & Board Architecture Bed
- Boll & Branch Signature Colorblock Duvet Set (gifted)
- The Inside Throw Pillows (gifted)
- Jonathan Adler Internet Famous Pillow (a snarky gift from my best friend)
- Slim Aarons Photograph
- West Elm Night Stands
- Erin Gates x Momeni Rug (gifted)
- The Inside Leopard Screen (gifted)
- Serena & Lily Rattan Lamps
- Vintage Yellow Stool (bought at Chairish)
- Framed Hunt Slonem Wallpaper (I had this framed back in New York, I forget the name of the store!)
- not pictured, but facing the bed: Pottery Barn Jute Mirror
- West Elm Desk
- Marcel Breuer Cesca Chair (mine is vintage via 1stDibs but you can buy a new replica here!)
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Photography by Margaret Wright.
Do you (eh or your guests ) wish the bed had an upholstered back? I’ve been drooling over that bed for a couple years and getting close to pulling the trigger, but keep going back and forth on this one or the upholstered version
Not really – at least, I haven’t gotten any complaints.. maybe they wish I did but aren’t saying anything. I think if I were getting it for my room I would have done the upholstered back but there are four pillows so it’s still super comfy against the wall and guests aren’t typically staying in bed for a long time reading, etc. I like the way this one looks better which is why I picked it.
I have this exact bed, and not having an upholstered back hasn’t affected my sleep at all (but I also only use the bed for sleep, not lounging around). This thing is incredibly sturdy and well-made and the delivery people from Room and Board are serious professionals. If you’re on the fence, I say go for it!
love, love, love room & board – we have this bed in our 2nd guest room and no complaints either. The cross bars are well placed if people want to sit up and read and we have 2 layers of pillows as well. I will say i am hands down a look over function person and the look is so good! 🙂
Also a looks over function person, ha!
Omg I love, love, love!! this room. The Slim Aarons photograph always caught my eye in what you shared of your Brooklyn apartment, but I really love how much it shines here! Stunning.
I think the guest bedroom is my favorite. Everything vibes so well together. Saving it fir bedroom inspiration.
so happy you like it!
It looks amazing!
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Love your apartment!
Very important question: where do you store papers?? I had a desk like that but it drove me nuts because there was no storage.
I have a file box with hanging folders. I moved it for the photos but it’s usually next to or under the desk. I try not to hang onto too much paper though!
Beautiful room! I didn’t see the desk linked. I’m looking for something similar.
it’s definitely linked! Maybe look again!