a peek inside our guest room

Remember Watson's nursery that never was? (If not, here you go.) It's now our guest room. It's not totally finished, but I don't think I've shared many photos of it before, so I thought I would show you a few peeks today. This is a space I really try to keep as neutral as possible. I'm drawn to white everything anyway—but  especially for a guest room. I want it to be a soothing retreat for our friends and family that stay with us. Nothing too busy, just kind of serene, but cozy. 

I just refreshed the bedding a little bit with some new pillows by Suite 33 and a kantha from Celadon.—Um, a what? I really didn't know what a kantha was before either. It's a hand embroidered quilt that is popular in areas like eastern South Asia (especially Bangladesh) and the Indian states of West Bengal and Odisha. 

They come in a gorgeous variety of colors, but sticking to my true colors (or lack of, I guess), I chose the neutral/grey one. Look how pretty the handmade detail is.

We do have a large chest of drawers on the wall opposite the window and I'm just now seeing that I didn't get any photos of it! But I just added this little console table in there too—it gives guests a place to put keys or small things they packed in their luggage. 

I have some ideas in mind for a gallery wall above it, but I just leaned these frames against the wall for now. And I always keep a Nest candle in the room because they fill the space with the yummy scent—even without lighting it! (There are a few of these candles in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.)

More about these pillows. If you're local to Charleston or even just a lover of this beautiful place, you're going to want to know about them. I met with Emily, the lovely owner + designer of Suite 33 (she's seriously so sweet!), and she told me how she draws inspiration from various sights around Charleston and then designs a fabric around that particular place. My pillows (the blue ones below) are "Marion Square," and if you're familiar with this landmark, you might notice that the design on the pillows mimics the birds eye view of Marion Square. There are tons of options, like Folly Pier, Sullivan's Light, Rainbow Row, etc.

All of her pillows are hand crafted from printed organic cotton & linen blend fabrics using eco friendly pigments. They all include a locally sourced down insert, too! I love how plump and soft they are. The designs are just a beautiful and subtle nod to Charleston. Love them.

kantha quilt: celadon
blue throw pillows: suite 33
grey lumbar pillow: celadon
console table: safavieh (on super sale!!)
large square frame above console: pottery barn
silver beaded frame above console: target
basket: target
accent chair: homegoods
turkish towel used as an accent blanket over chair: GDC
lamps: homegoods
palm frond + vase: pottery barn
pouf: candelabra (also on big sale!)
mirrors (sunburst and white oval): homegoods


  1. It looks SO great! Always love your home posts :)

    xo, Annie

  2. Love this - beautiful room! And perfect timing - I'm mid-redesign on our own guest bedroom, and am definitely pulling inspiration from your post. I'm with you on the soothing/calming white for a guest room - a retreat is the perfect way to describe it! Can't wait for more reveals of your new home - you have the best decorating style!

  3. Can this be my bedroom? LOVE!

    Her Heartland Soul

  4. I love the blue and white detailing in the room it looks beautiful!

    Abigail Alice x

  5. So beautiful. I love the meaning behind the pillows. Charleston is a favorite of mine. I truly hope to live there one day.

  6. The guest room looks great! And I love those pillows!


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