These “before-and-after” pictures show the guest bedroom and a dressing room in the Love residence.
The basement guest room posed some design challenges right from the beginning. First of all, it is small with doors to closets, storage and a sitting room on all the walls but one. The one wall, ideal for the bed, has an off-centered window with an unpleasant view of the stairs outside. Although natural light is always ideal in a basement, Wesley decided to sacrifice the light and the view. She had off-white draperies hung, equidistant from both the side walls. Staying closed, they conceal the offset window which allowed Wesley to center the bed on the wall with larger nightstands that offer storage.
There was also room for a fabulous bench at the foot of the bed for guests to set their belongings. A neutral, soothing color palate was chosen using fabrics that coordinated with the existing wall color. Alabaster lamps, floral etchings on the wall, and some small accessories on the nightstands finish the room.
The other photos show a small room off the master that in its current state was not functional. The homeowner expressed a desire for a dressing area. Once again, this space was quite small so Wesley found this adorable, small-scaled chair with a soft, feminine fabric and contrast welt. The cream vanity has velvet lined drawers which hold all her jewelry. The stool is covered in a fun Schumacher fabric.