Thanks to my lovely new daugher-in-law, we now have an 'extra' room in our home for the first time in 27 years of marriage. (She took our oldest off of our hands -- haha!) While our twins had the idea that for the first time in THEIR 20 years they'd each have their own room (they complain that they've "shared a room since the womb"), we had other plans. The dilemma: I want my husband to have his own space (he surprised me several years ago by having friends over while I was gone for a weekend and building me a stamping/craft room in the basement!) since I have mine. HOWEVER, we also would love to have a space for guests to sleep (Adults aren't usually fond of bunk or loft beds - go figure.)
So my dreams of a vintage, shabby-chic, B&B-type retreat are out and I'm faced with finding a way to create a masculine retreat that is also warm and inviting to guests. Here's what we have to work with: A SMALL room, (14X14) two windows, one closet, moss-gray carpet (although it looks purple in the pics! (which will stay because it's pretty new) and this desk and chair which we just bought for 25.00 each at thrift stores.
I'll be painting them (Annie Sloan Graphite maybe??) and recovering the chair seat. My plan is to add a loveseat-size sofa bed or futon. I'm thinking shades of gray, white and black as the foundation colors and then throwing in a bright color (turquoise? yellow? red?) with accent pieces.
The wing chair will go (although I wish I had room for a SMALL, comfy reading chair) as will the other pieces which are just being 'housed' in the room for now.
We also got this fabulous old magazine/book rack for 25.00! Hubby as you can see already thinks it's going in here for his books but I think it will be going in the living room after it gets a makeover. . . we'll see who wins there!
We have lots of prep work including painting all the woodwork white, taking down the border, painting the walls, new window treatments, etc. Can you help me?? I'd sure love to hear your suggestions? Is it even POSSIBLE that we can both end up happy with this room???