Thursday, September 14, 2017

Vibrant Guest Room In Teal

I was perusing Pinterest one night while Bill and I watched T.V. 
I saw a teal bedroom and I was lost. I got sucked into a teal rabbit hole. 
I realized that we used to have a turquoise/teal/aqua bedspread.
Which was it? Would it be the right color? 
Did we still have it? 
Did I give it away in a great purge? 
I dashed to the closet. 
There it was hanging in the back of the closet. It was still in the bag from the cleaners. 
Oh rapture! 
Oh fun!
A new color scheme to play with.
I spread it out on the guest bed. 

The pillow is from Pottery Barn's collection last spring.

The butterfly prints mimic a butterfly on the pillow.
 I found a gorgeous butterfly book at Half Price Books.

Each illustration is stunning. The book was only $12.00.

All of my gold frames had been dispersed to different areas of the house.
I had to go on a mission to corral them all.
This collection reminds me of my aunt and my cousin.
She had a display like this above her bed when she was a teenager.

The large, gorgeous mirror came from my mother in law.

The art deco clock was an antique store find years ago.

The chandelier was 50 cents at a garage sale.

Teal must have been one of the popular dorm room colors for back to school.
I found the fleece throw in the dorm room section at Walmart.

The chair was rescued out of the trash pile at school.
I slipcovered it a few years ago.

My collection of children's books got stuffed in the secretary desk when I retired in May.
They need to be organized and sorted.

Shopping the closet is the best.
Thanks for having a peek at our vibrant fall guest room. 


  1. Isn't it great when you can redo a room with what you have? Looks lovely.

  2. So pretty! And it's so great when you can shop your closet! Sometimes I just want some teal color, too...and in the fall I love it with orange...

  3. That bedspread is a beautiful color! Like you, my favorite shopping is from things I had put away and forgotten about.

  4. LOL Katie I do the same thing. I watch something with Terry and next thing I know I am involved in pinterest on my Ipad too. Love the new colors. So pretty for fall.

  5. I'll be over soon! Oh, Katie, it really is lovely. I'm quite a sucker for teal so I can see why you got carried away. The frame above the bed with the prints is wonderful.

  6. It look so pretty and inviting Katie!

  7. I have a chandelier like that that was my Grandparents'. I've lugged that thing to homes in six different states and Germany, and in two years it will be moving to another state. Hopefully, that will be the end of its travels!