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April 25, 2012

Guest Bedroom Tweaking

I've been working at blending in the new night stand with the guest bedroom.
With it's gold decal decoration on it and the shiny metal finish on the bed set I knew I needed to bridge the look in some way.
I stopped in at Kohls and was checking out their pictures frames and I found myself looking at their wall decorations.  I stood there staring at this metal piece and I struck me that the tones in it were a perfect pick up to the night stand!  
I also have a new basket from 
Pottery Barn 
(they call it a shelf basket-narrow and wide) 
that I put the books in and it had a nice warm tone to it that goes well with the piece.  
 I liked the movement of the piece and after I stared at this picture I realized it's overall shape was an excellent pickup to the design on the pillows.
 I recently ordered this pillow from One King's Lane because I was smitten with the design and I liked the texture and color of the burlap.  Again I wanted to bring a little warmer tone in to help the nightstand fit in even more.
I picked up this glass vase with the woven jute design at T.J. Maxx a while back.  After I ordered the burlap pillow I realized that this would be a nice addition to this vignette and add some more texture. 
Realistically the candles make no sense at such a high location but I liked the look they brought to the design.  I've seen some remote controlled flame less candles I'm thinking about using but I want them in white.  So far I haven't found them in white!
I kept staring at this bird cage and it dawned on me that it would be far more whimsical to put the cat inside the cage!  I was tempted to put feathers in there too but I figured that might get too corny looking!
 I need to finish the top of the new night stand.  I know it's look is not complete yet, but overall I'm pleased with the look of the room.  This bedding from P.B. is great but it tends to have a frumpy look!  If you are a neat nick it would probably drive you bonkers!  I also discovered that P.B. has draperies in the fabric of my two accent pillows and it's been on my mind to get them but I don't like the price.  I'll watch for some kind of sale before I take the plunge or at least get free shipping!

I'm joining Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for
Table Top Tuesday 

Thanks for visiting!


  1. Your brain has been working time-and-a-half on this!!!!!! Wow!!!! The wall art above the nightstand works out so great! I like what you said about it adding movement. Every room needs a little something that adds moevement. The coloring is just perfect for the room overall. Love the basket, too. I thought that was what you were talking about earlier, and sure enough...!!! They just corral everything and make it all look so much neater. I don't know that I could have laughed any harder when I saw that cat in the birdcage!!!!!!! VERY clever. Keeps the room from getting too serious. Great job, Liz! I will try to send good karma your way on the drapes!!!!

  2. I love your guest room its so comfortable and restful.The cat in the cage is adorable and so whimsical, I think I would go ahead and put one little feather in there. I think it would be so darn cute! maybe put it on the cat's mouth. LOL.
    Have a sweet day,

  3. I really like the metal art piece over the nightstand. Looks great.

  4. Hi Liz, You have a great eye for detail. The metal wall piece looks awesome over your nightstand. How cute is that kitty in the birdcage! Very creative!! Such a delightful room!!

  5. Pretty room...You putting the cat in the cage creates your whimsical side. The bedding is soft and comfy looking. Love the metal wall piece. You have spent alot of time on this room. I know your guest will enjoy it.

  6. Ohhh how comfy Liz! Really inviting. I adore the bedding and the pillows.

  7. I love your new nightstand, Liz! What a great little piece! The basket with the books is a nice touch. Love the metal wall art you found ~ I like the way it picked up the pattern from the bed, too. I have two nightstands in our guest bedroom waiting to be painted. I have everything to get started ~ just need to get motivated!

  8. Love your night stand and the cat in the bird cage if priceless! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  9. Your metal piece is a class Liz ... bedding and pillows are so inviting and give a feeling of a cozy room... very nice Liz...

    With love

  10. Oh dear Liz, I love your guest room, so pretty and cozy. I love your bed linens, so delicate and the pretty piece in the back of the night table...so pretty. I love baskets and I like them holding almost everything. Thanks for your so sweet and kind visit my firned. Hugs,

  11. I love blue and white and the soft blue you have chosen is divine. The little tole painted night stand is the cutest ever. Happy Day! Richard from My Old Historic House.


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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