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Simple Cottage Bedroom dressed for Christmas

All things merry & bright


with a little touch of rustic cottage style.

Last week, I shared a peek at the rustic last minute
scavenge a few old boards out of the wood pile and make a faux fireplace mantel
guest bedroom mantel that we built- and today- it is all about the rest of the room and the tree.

The guest bedroom in the house is a room that I can definitely play up that rustic cottage vintage style  that I love so much.

Though my oldest son doesn't necessarily love and appreciate all that vintage goodness 
when he visits...
 this bedroom is definitely filled with vintage charm and character that I love.

It is a bit of a different look than my usual style- but that is part of the fun of decorating.
The bed and the armoire were craigslist finds years ago- and they wear a soft gray-blue swedish color
that is original.  
Though there is a little wear in places, I can't bring myself to paint it just yet.

And so, that faded gray color with all those details sets the tone for the look of the room
and I keep the Christmas color palette simple
Whites and creams, chunky textures and natural touches and not much more.

Above the bed, a simple vintage mirror dressed with a garland of eucalyptus.
I love this knit blanket to cozy up the bed- and the bench is a perfect spot for a few presents just waiting to be unwrapped.

The tree is simple cottage style.
Just frosty white ornaments, pinecones and pretty glittered jute
for a natural look.

I love simplicity with tree decoration.
One color, or several shades of one color for the ornaments are my favorites.

And add a dash of nature with pinecones or branches and you had me at hello.

You might recognize these ornaments- they are the etched ornaments from the French Country Collection at Balsam Hill. 

I added just a few more crystal drops to the chandelier which is an inexpensive and easy way to dress up a new or antique chandelier and add a little more bling.

When it comes to a guest bedroom
adding just a few seasonal touches will welcome your guests 
and sprinkle the room with Christmas magic.

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I am off to do some tile grouting today... I am knee deep in a very last minute
 renovation project that I think you will love.
It is a room I have never shared before... because.. yikes.
And it is being updated on a major budget as a design challenge.
Stay tuned!

Happy Wednesday everyone.

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  1. What a magical fairy world you live in. I so enjoy my visits.
    Our chandeliers were hung today. Progress. It was a delicate operation--all antiques (but with new wiring!).

    1. I love that! A magical fairy world sounds amazing! I am excited to see the new old chandeliers at your place!

  2. Love all the photos,

  3. This is gorgeous! I lived in Paris for a year during college (student exchange program) and I miss it every day. These pictures take me back! Beautiful.

  4. Please tell me where you found the faux bois wrapping paper!

  5. Well, I'll love to be your guest:). The faux mantel is gorgeous! The guestroom is very beautiful and has a element of luxury. Kathleen in Az