To review, here's what the guest bedroom looked like in May, when our first guests arrived:
The walls, trim, and ceiling were all the same almond color that graced all the rooms of our house. Plus lots of spackle on the walls where P was busy fixing nail pops.
And here's a peak of where we are today:
As with all the rooms, the ceiling is Behr's white ceiling paint, and the trim is done in Behr Ultra Pure White (satin). We painted this room just after I figured out my cardinal rule of paint color selection--when in doubt, go with the Benjamin Moore historic colors line, so the walls are Benjamin Moore's Edgecomb gray. A pretty misleading name--not a gray all all, but a nice taupe. Perhaps with warm gray undertones. Not too pink, but not at all yellow. Just what we wanted. (We also tested Elmira White. Very similar, just a touch lighter and less gray--also a lovely color.)
The windows used to have IKEA Wilma curtains (in white) hanging on the rods and puddling nicely on the floor--but I liked them too much, and borrowed them for the master bedroom decorating project. Since my parents live closer to an IKEA than I do, they're going to kindly bring another two sets for the guest bedroom.
Right now, the room is nice and neutral with crisp white accents and minimal furnishings, and P and I are really liking it that way. My plan is to furnish it with various family mementos and hand-me down furniture pieces. The trick will be to do that while still keeping the calm, uncluttered atmosphere. We'll see if I can pull it off!
*I can't finish the guest room--to the extent that anything is ever finished--before my parents arrive because my parents are bringing a number of items for that room: curtains, dresser, nightstand, and chair. There's a very real chance that I abuse my guests.