New Addition to the Guest Room

Last week I shared with you my first attempts at decorating our guest room.  I’m using a bright, colorful color palette of orange and aqua in an effort to inject some life and energy into the space.  And because lamps and bedding in those colors is what I already had! 🙂

If you missed it, the room started like this:

And so far, with the furniture rearranged and nightstands moved from the master.


I popped in to Z Gallerie during the week and brought home a few goodies for the room.  A shiny, aqua decorative shell is a great accent for the bedside table.

And a funky aqua garden stool now adds more of the aqua color I wanted to incorporate.


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Since the room has lots of shiny, lacquered pieces (the stool, lamp, and decorative elephant), I wanted to add some texture and warmth, so I brought in this basket from West Elm.  I actually like relaxing in this room now, so it’s nice to have some magazines on hand.
I still have art (also a Z Gallerie find) and drapes to hang (I bought white, but now I’m thinking of an aqua and white patterned fabric), and a mirror for over the dresser.  I keep checking Home Goods for mirrors, but nothing yet.


  1. April 11, 2012 / 11:42 am

    The room is coming together quite nicely! Love the color combo. Guests are sure to love staying in the room.

  2. April 11, 2012 / 1:13 pm

    I love how this room is turning out! I would never have paired aqua and orange, but now I think it is my new favorite color combo!

  3. April 11, 2012 / 2:10 pm

    The Z Gallerie near my house in Austin is relocating and everything in the store is 30% off. Might be a bit of a drive from where you are in Austin, but could be worth it– tons of stuff left. The guest room is coming along nicely :-).

  4. April 11, 2012 / 3:27 pm

    I love the color combination. I have a room to redo since my oldest son has left home for good. The thought is kind of overwhelming.

  5. April 11, 2012 / 3:31 pm

    I would have never been brave enough to go with this color combo but it looks really great! I would probably find myself hanging out in there too.

  6. April 11, 2012 / 4:03 pm

    The room is looking gorgeous!!!

  7. April 11, 2012 / 5:51 pm

    Great color combination! Z gallerie has so many great finds right now! Good luck with your mirror hunt!

  8. April 11, 2012 / 8:25 pm

    Very nice! The colors are bright and add a great 'pop' but they aren't over powering. I really love the stool.

  9. natasha {schue love}
    April 11, 2012 / 3:25 pm

    LOVE the color combo! I just posted a nursery update today…we're using similar colors for the little guy's room. It's so fresh and fun!! 🙂

  10. CAS
    April 11, 2012 / 4:21 pm

    I love aqua & tangerine together — so fresh & fun!

  11. April 12, 2012 / 2:38 am

    Love that bedspread, Megan!

  12. Karen At Home
    April 12, 2012 / 12:10 am

    I am in love with the garden stool! Our Z Gallerie closed a few years ago and it still depressesme today! Such a fabulous store.

  13. Allison
    April 12, 2012 / 2:48 am

    It looks beautiful! Love the color combination! You just may have a visitor knocking on your door. A wonderful guest room, Megan!

  14. April 12, 2012 / 11:30 am

    Wow, little changes make a huge difference. Love that stool from Z Gallerie.

  15. Anonymous
    April 23, 2012 / 5:14 pm

    hi, where did you get that aqua stool?

  16. May 13, 2012 / 1:15 am

    Megan, where did you get your aqua lamps from? Thanks so much!

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