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.


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.

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Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. 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 :-).

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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!! 🙂

  5. 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.

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

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