Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Molly's Tropical Guest Room Makeover

If you follow us on Instagram, you've probably seen some snapshots of my guest room makeover, and I'm so excited to give you the full tour today! This is the first room I'm sharing in our new house and it straight up just makes me happy. I still smile every time I glance down the hallway. That's what I love about decorating. It has serious power to transform a space and your feelings about a space in such a major way.

In May, my husband and I moved into a 1940s ranch in Kansas City, and I'm giving it the full midcentury modern treatment. The home is somewhat outdated, so we're taking the time to repaint all the woodwork, freshen up coats of paint and painstakingly scrape off popcorn ceilings by hand. (As much I I don't recommend scraping popcorn ceilings for a fun activity, it looks SO much better after they're down.) We also got brand new carpet in the bedrooms and we've gone from sad old carpet to actually walking on a dream.

The bedrooms aren't large, but we want them to have a lot of character. I knew I wanted to make our guest room a total tropical retreat with a clean modern feel. We got a few samples of tropical wallpaper, and ended up with this wallpaper that we absolutely love. The quality is amazing and we could not be more thrilled with it. 

Because the wallpaper is such a statement, we went ultra white with everything else. These wood blinds above are the same ones we used in the living room and we love the contrast to the ultra white walls. 

A blush pink is a great accent color to the bright green in the wallpaper and really adds to the retro vibe. We incorporated that in a pillow, a vintage vase and hope to add more pops of it in the future. I live for being extra, so I thought it would be fun to even have a tropical scented glade plug-in in the room. It seriously feels like a getaway when you walk in! We've even joked about "vacationing" in the guest room when it gets cold and gloomy this winter. 

Because we're already putting a tropical pattern smack dab in the Midwest, we thought it would be fun to play off of the travel theme, framing travel prints by Rifle Paper Company to flank a Kansas City print by local artist Kristin Smith. A minimalist lamp, glossy white desk, and acrylic chair add to the ultra modern look of the room. 

We loved how hotel-like our room was becoming, and were so excited to host guests, we got a little changeable marquee sign and spelled out "Hotel Heise" (our last name in case you only know me on a first name basis). We also put together a little host basket with necessities like water bottles, a toothbrush and razor as well as chocolates, granola bars and mints. I always felt like I'd really have my life together when I got to the point of being proud of our guest room and having a goodie basket for our guests. So, guess I'll just retire now, because I've made it. 

In the short time since our guest room has been complete, we've had four guests stay with us and the second one began a fun tradition of leaving "Hotel Heise" a review on the notepad we left on the desk. Totally unsolicited, we had the next guests leave raving reviews. I'd go on, but I'll just let the 5-star words speak for themselves. :) 

(Even a sweater-clad pup thinks this tropical getaway is top notch! )


Room Details: 
Pink pillow (very similar)
Headboard (similar)
Comforter is vintage but similar here


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