A home is all about connecting for me, so the guest room is a very important piece of this equation!

This Guestroom was a fun project for me.  I actually put a lot of thought into this room.  And truth be told, it’s barely a guest room.  My daughter, Emma, is away at college.  When she comes home it’s really her room.  But sometimes I pretend I have control over an extra bedroom in my home.

Jenny Tamplin Interiors | College Station, Tx | Home Tour | Guestroom

I wanted this room to be super cozy and comfy for our guests.  I want them to want to come back and stay again sometime.  But it also houses an intentional collection of family items.  The pen and ink drawings above the headboard came from my parents house years ago.  I don’t know if they were from a special person, but I loved the simplicity of them.  I just framed them in some plain Pottery Barn frames, as to not distract from the simplicity.

Jenny Tamplin Interiors | College Station, Tx | Home Tour | Guestroom

It is a pretty tight fit, because I really wanted to have a queen bed in this room.  This rolling bar cart is a perfect fit for a bedside table!  I also love the gauze bed spread from Pine Cone Hill.

Jenny Tamplin Interiors | College Station, Tx | Home Tour | Guestroom

This piece has been in the family for about 6 years now.  It has been in my husband’s office, the dining room and now the guest room.  I thought it would be a perfect fit against this wall to hold memorabilia as well as potential reading for our guests.  The painting to the left was done by my favorite and super talented sis-in-law, Alison.  Her work is AMAZING and very special to me.

Jenny Tamplin Interiors | College Station, Tx | Home Tour | Guestroom

I do love a great gallery wall!  This one does have a purpose.  We never put TV’s in bedrooms (besides the master).  This is primarily because I don’t want to create an environment that lends itself to isolation.  I want everyone to be together.  So, TV’s are left to the common areas.  However, again, I wanted this space to have all the amenities of a boutique hotel, hence the tv.

Jenny Tamplin Interiors | College Station, Tx | Home Tour | Guestroom

The gallery wall was thought up to draw interest to the entire space rather than the focus being on the tv.  The dresser is from Restoration Hardware and the horse is one of my favorite finds from Round Top.

Jenny Tamplin Interiors | College Station, Tx | Home Tour | Guestroom

The windows are a little higher than I wished for, but the roof line created a challenge.  I was also very intentional about the colors I chose for this space.  I feel this BM Hale Navy is a great base for a serene and relaxing environment.  The custom duvet with a red stripe adds interest and a little fun.

Jenny Tamplin Interiors | College Station, Tx | Home Tour | Guestroom

The benches are from Aidan Gray and create a place to sit and read or have a conversation.  I love the natural look Aidan Gray creates with its upholstered cushions.

Jenny Tamplin Interiors | College Station, Tx | Home Tour | Guestroom

I do hope you’ve found some inspiration from this guest room reveal!  What do you do to create a special space for your guests?

Thank you for the awesome pics Fidelis Studio!

Happy Connection Monday!

 
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