Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Mom's Guest Suite

When I started my blog I knew that I wanted to share my Mom's house with everyone.  The house has an unusual layout that is great for entertaining and perfect for visitors.  The front doors open into a screened patio with a small resistance pool.  The guest suite is located within this patio area but is freestanding from the main living area.  This space has gone through numerous changes since they moved in.  The room is very calming and comfortable.

The hotel duvet is a light aqua and is serene against the sand walls and black furniture.
Pottery Barn adjustable arc sconce takes the place of traditional table lamps and allows guest to fill up the side tables with their necessities.

This is the view from the bath.  Large glass doors open to the patio and offer a view into the main house.

This cute wooden bench is the latest addition to the room.  This offers guest a place to put their luggage.  My Step-Dad is a talented artist and will soon paint the top to add a little more character.

The guest bath is my favorite room in the house.  This space just lifts my spirits.
Grass cloth wallpaper covers the walls and adds to the beach feel.

Two large windows keep the space bright.  Sheer burlap tab top drapes with shells sewn on offer a nice filter for the light.  Shells found on Lido beach line the window sill that the grandkids love to play with.

Starfish dance along the sink.  Lead glass jar filled with shells add a little dressy feel to the room.  The glass carafe is not only practical for guest but also beautiful.  Both glass pieces add to the open feel of the bath.

View of the shower and opposite window.  The mirror pops from the grass cloth covered walls.

White tile keeps the space crisp and clean

A single glass jar keeps the large counter understated

Simple pops of color

The shell wreath adds whimsy. 
The wreath and large fish in bedroom both came from The Hidden Gate in Sarasota

The hot air balloon art is hand painted on solid wood.  These belonged to my grandmother.  My grandfather hated them and thought she paid too much for them.  My mom always loved them and was thrilled to get them.  I have always loved these too and hope to own them one day!  (Just kidding Mom)
And they fit into this space perfectly.  A small painting of shells was done by my step-dad's father.

A final view from the bed overlooking the patio and pool.

I hope you enjoyed a tour of my Mom's guest suite.  There will be more to come in the following weeks.  In the meantime, I will be celebrating my middle son's 10th birthday today.  We are having a bowling party and following up with laser tag!  I can't wait for birthday cake! 

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Melissa said...

Happy birthday to the birthday boy and thanks for sharing a bit your Mom's beautiful home.

Lori E said...

There are so many great spaces out there. Blogging allows me to be a looky-loo into every ones homes and I love it.

Melissa Miller said...

It is beautiful! I really like how you displayed the shells and starfish. It's an elegant, soothing and very welcoming room. Great job on every detail!

Thank you for your feedback on my latest post. I really do appreciate that.

I hope your thumb is getting better and better. Take care sweet friend. ~Melissa :)

Kim said...

Nice! Is she taking reservations?

Lisa Montsion said...

I love the stars in the bathroom.