Monday, May 16, 2011

cabbages & roses guest room...the reveal!






Well, I never thought I would ever get around to showing you the "after" of the Urban Plains project...but today is the day! For those of you not familiar with the UP Project, you can go here and here to read a little about how our collaboration came to be. It has been an AMAZING experience, and I cannot thank Cabbages & Roses enough for the opportunity to use yards and yards of their gorgeous fabric in my guest room!

I am going to keep this post to few words...so I hope you like what you see!




The headboard in the room is fully upholstered...done in C&R 'Hatley Cerise' linen. The softness and texture are incredible. I am truly in *love* with their linen fabrics!




They sent me a few pillows for the bed..the two matching ones are from the 'Podge' collection in the color Cerise. The one in the middle is a white linen. All have the cutest shell buttons for closure.







Andrea has inspired me to embrace what she calls the "unmade bed". Love that girl...who knew NOT making the bed could look so fantastic! She has made my day one step easier...haha!




This is the nightstand to the left of the bed...with my coveted dairy box underneath.




This is the one on the right...I *LOVE* that etched mirror!




Above the bed hangs a vintage chandi...just for a little extra sparkle at night...




I painted an antique dresser pale gray...I thought it would compliment the 'New Penny Pink' curtain fabric well. 




I added new crystal knobs to play off the chandelier...the vignette on the top I put together from things I found around the house. My grandmother's house blessing print is framed with a little chicken wire, the crusty old bottle holds a love note from the late 1800s.








I have a serious affinity for driftwood. I believe I have a little in every room in my house. I added some old metal hooks to this piece...perfect to hold the totes Andrea made for me out of the matching fabric from the room. She used the pattern from Christina's book Romantic Home Sewing.




The room has such a wonderful softness...it turned out so cozy and comfortable. I love how the light streams through the curtains...




And the bed makes me want to crawl in and stay all day. I think I may eventually hang a piece of architectural salvage above the bed...but for now I am enjoying the barn wood wall. I have such fun memories of taking that old barn down. It was a lot of work, but its just another page in my personal history book.




The girls at Cabbages & Roses sent me such a pretty journal for the room! I cannot wait to put it to use, because I have one requirement of all my guests. When they stay, I have a "guest book" on the nightstand and I ask them to make an entry before they leave. Sometimes it is funny, sometimes it is sweet...but I love looking back months later to read about the visit we had. I cannot wait to read about their first stay in the "new" room!




* sigh *

I owe Christina Strutt, Lily & Suzie a huge THANK YOU for this opportunity! And Andrea too, for taking my 924 phone calls and helping me decide how to best use all this gorgeous fabric!

I think I just may go lay down in my guest room today...with my pjs still on  and with a big stack of magazines. Just relax and soak in the beauty of the room. Sounds like a perfect day to me!

Oh, and be sure to go over and visit Andrea at Faded Plains, too! She did something incredible in her foyer using Cabbages & Roses fabric as wallpaper!

And did you know Cabbages & Roses has a blog? They do...pop over and visit...it is a great way to keep up with their latest products and projects!

Happy Monday, girls!

75 comments:

  1. Love your guest room! It looks so fresh and relaxing. You may have trouble getting any guests to leave!

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  2. Absolute perfection!
    OH to get to write in that guest book ;)

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  3. Wow Mary!! Beautiful!!! I am a huge fan of red and white...especially that fabric as you know...

    What a great room...everything is just so pretty.

    Hope you are doing well - and we'll see you in a few days!
    xo+farm blessings,
    Anne Marie

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  4. Mary, I love what you have done here. ESPECIALLY the barn wall. I love that you took a "look" and made it your own. I would love to stay there!

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  5. This is a scrumpsious room , you will have trouble getting people to leave once they stay there ! I of course love the fabrics . And that barn wood wall is wonderful ! It is a beautiful room !

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  6. What a pretty guest room!! I just finished getting one my guestrooms textured painted and looking nice enough for a retreat here next weekend. I still have furniture to paint, window treatments and decorating to do- but how it is is how it's gonna be till more time is available. I would love to incorporate the old barn wood look in my room somehow.

    Your room is just beautiful and I will be studying it in detail when I get that time to spruce it up more!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  7. gorgeous!! I am thinking I may need to redo my guest room now :)
    ~Alison

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  8. Oh mercy, this is just gorgeous! I LOVE that fabric, all of your pretty little touches and, of course, that barn wood wall too. BTW, that's a great marmalade jar...I have a bunch of those too :)

    ~tricia

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  9. Oh my! I am completely head-over-heals in love with it all! This is the look that I have been working for in my tiny cottage - congratulations on such a beautiful room!!!
    :)
    ~ Zuzu

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  10. can I reserve the month of August please???


    sunning my dear

    missn u

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  11. Is June booked yet :)
    This was worth the wait! Everything is gorgeous and beautifully done!!! I'm in love :)
    XOXO
    Kristin

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  12. I'll take July! What a beautiful room Mary! Your guests won't want to leave.

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  13. What an absolutely gorgeous room! Your guests will never want to leave it!

    ~ Tracy

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  14. love it so much. I am on my way... I'll take my coffee black. xoxo

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  15. It is completely charming. The barn wood wall is gives so much character. I love the pattern youve used here from Cabbages And Roses. The guest book idea I am going to steal :) for my someday guest room. Beautiful beautiful!

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  16. It's completly gorgeous! My favorites? the barn wood and the mirror. Of course, love the fabric, too!

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  17. Just beautiful; sweet dreamland. The vignette on the dresser is so inspiring! xo Debra

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  18. I always told my mom, beds look better unmade, she never believed me.
    I don't think I have made my bed since leaving home, lol
    I love the idea of the stack of magazines,jammies and the day in bed.
    Have fun
    Amy

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  19. perfectly lovely...just the right amount of femininity and rustic charm...
    rene

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  20. WOW!!! I am in LOVE with your room!;) When can I come stay over?? Hugs,Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

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  21. Well, now that my room is ready I guess I should pack. ;) Great job chica! It's gorgeous!

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  22. Wow the room looks incredible!! Love the barnwood wall and those fabrics are amazing!!!

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  23. What a welcoming guest room! I'm sure everyone who comes here gets their best night of sleep ever!
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  24. looks amazing mary. love the unmade bed look and the wall behind the bed is amazing. and the mirror. pure loveliness.

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  25. what an incredibly beautiful room! be careful... your guests may never want to leave! :)

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  26. It is absolutely beautiful, I'd be happy to be a guest anytime!

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  27. Sweet, simple, comfortable and oh so pretty!

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  28. I am Loving the Simplicity of the entire room and the punch of color is outstanding! That is my favorite fabric from Cabbages & Roses I just wish it was easier to order from them.I hope to one of these days.The barn wood is stunning~Cheers Kim

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  29. Just beautiful Mary... love the wood wall, the fabric is to die for and the decorating is outstanding.... very tastefully done...I even like the punch of red.

    Pattie

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  30. What a lovely guestroom. I love C&R fabric. Wish we could buy it here in the states.
    Friends and family aren't going to want to leave your very inviting guest room.

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  31. those walls! I mean, yes the fabrics are pretty and so is the furniture and I have a super soft spot for Dundee jars, but THOSE WALLS! You have outdone yourself.
    xo~

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  32. It looks amazing Mary! The wall...the bed...it's all so welcoming. So...what's our next project ;o)

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  33. it is exquisite, i love all of your details. the fabrics set it off to great effect, well done! that duvet does look amazing just tossed on the bed, i've been thinking about making something textured like that. great project! x

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  34. I love what you did with your room, it's beautiful. I have one question, where did you get the duvet? I love it.

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  35. OMGoodness ~ I L*O*V*E it!
    I am sure you'll be a guest in your own home quite often!
    Beautiful job...thanks for sharing!

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  36. Absolutely gorgeous! I would sleep there any time!

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  37. I'm speechless! I LOVE IT! The barnwood wall really makes it!
    Allie

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  38. mary it's gorgeous!! love it, the bed is lovely! and the nightstands.....i love everything! you did great! susan

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  39. wow!!! that is just beautiful! i love the bedding, and that wall is amzing!

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  40. Mary, it looks fantastic! I've been talking about planking my living room wall for ages, now that I've seen it, I am going to have to do it! It looks crazy awesome! Good job!

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  41. Mary I am gobsmacked!!!! What a beautiful room,so inviting and relaxing...love the unmade bed look(that Andrea is so smart)Great job!!! x0

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  42. Love it all Mary, It was so worth the wait! Love that headboard and the wall is awesome! Beautiful job and oh those lucky guests! Lol.
    Kim:)

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  43. i gasped at every photo! so in love with your guest room...i just cannot get enough of Cabbages and Roses fabric. you did a beautiful job!!

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  44. Your guest room is so beautiful Mary...I just love every detail! ~Deb~

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  45. Absolutely fantastic! I love C&R and you couldn't have showcased their fabrics any better than you have. And I love those little Dundee marmalade jars - I just found one on Etsy recently after seeing one in the house we rented while on vacation in England. Makes my heart happy.

    So happy I stumbled across your blog - it's going to be a daily read. :)

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  46. Such a lovely room! I love the gray wood wall behind the bed. There is something about one wall with a different texture or look that brings such elegance and happiness to a room.

    Jenna
    www.sequinedsunsets.blogspot.com

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  47. HI, JUST RAN INTO YOUR BLOG. STOP BY & SAY HI, I'M NOT ONLY A WRITER.DECORATOR/DESIGNER, BUT ALSO A WHOLESALER OF COOL JUNQUE :) GIO

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  48. Mary!
    I have been waiting to see this transformation and it is absolutely stunning! I need to embrace the unmade bed 'on purpose.' I've got the look accidentally though. hehe I am truly loving the fabrics. I think you've just inspired me to introduce floral into my office. I've always been afraid to commit to patterns but that is so soft, pretty, and timeless. C&R Rocks!!! Aren't the C&R girls awesome to work with? Where did you get your white linens? Rachel Ashwell? Everything is lovely. You & Andrea did a great job!

    xoxo,
    Jami

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  49. Wow, this is just too beautiful and inspires me with my current decor plans for my new apartment. You did a fabulous job and I *love* how that gorgeous grey dresser goes with the fabric. It's fantastic.

    -Alexis

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  50. Congrats on an
    amazing job, Mary!
    Hope to see you
    at Anne-Maries : ) !
    xx Suzanne

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  51. it's just dreamy! seriously so proud of you. love that wood wall. i waaaannnntttt one;)

    thank you for your comment the other day. it blessed my heart. we would be busom buddies i just know it.

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  52. Ohh, how much I love this romantic cabbages & roses style... I'd love to be your guest. It looks so gorgeous! :) Have a great week, Alexandra

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  53. Your guest room is gorgeous! I've looked at your post a few times today. It's one of the prettiest guest rooms I've ever seen. The fabrics are yummy and every detail is charming. The bed is heavenly. I could curl up with a hot cup of tea and a good book and stay there for hours. It's a very welcoming and relaxing space.

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  54. Lovin' the guest room for sure!! Gorgeous! The softness and light are incredible!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  55. I LOVE everything came together, but I'm especially lovin' that barn wood wall! Stunning!

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  56. This is completely and utterly AMAZING!! I am head over heels with this room. And the fabric? Gorgeous!

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  57. BREATHTAKING! So soft and simple and just beautiful!
    Kathy

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  58. You girls just rocked my socks off!!! Divine. Swoony.

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  59. Absolutely love everything!!! Can you tell us where the duvet cover is from please?

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  60. Mary, this room is just perfection!

    Take a bow, you should be so proud!!!

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  61. It's gorgeous! It makes me want to start redoing rooms--and I'm going to have to work in some planks on my master bedroom wall. LOVE it!

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  62. Mary, the room turned out so, so beautiful!! You did such a fabulous job... love that wall!!!

    ~ Jo

    p.s. thanks for your input on my new header, my friend... much appreciated:)

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  63. Gorgeous Mary!
    Book me in. I may never leave!

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  64. Hello Mary, I love your guest room...how can you bare to leave it to the guests?? I'm thrilled to be living in U.K. and love to visit their stores. I must confess I have ordered quite a few cushions from their online store, then hidden the debit card a/c from hubby!! I love the Natural Hatley and the toile and have gone for the charcoal colour way in the check also. I recently visited the London store and blogged about the dressing room which is amazing all wallpapered in toile de jouy. Their store in Chelsea is even better with lots of painted timber and vintage props. Enjoy your new room! Robx

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  65. Where can you buy cabbage &roses in US....... breath taking !!!!

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  66. Mary,
    We met at the kane flea market many times and I own a children's boutique in the area. Please drop me an email, I'd like to talk to you about furniture for the store. We have just installed a large shabby chic area and are going through our furniture quickly. My email is pat@storksnapshots.com. The store is called Bare Belly Boutique.

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  67. This is absolutely stunning! So soft, soothing and airy...I would never leave this room if it were mine!

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  68. I saw your furniture at Kane CO and want to buy a dresser how do I contact you?

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  69. I would love to be a guest in your room. So restful, light and airy. Beautiful!

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