Spare Bedrooms Update--Still in Progress, Part 1

In the last few weeks or so I've made several changes to my spare bedrooms.
I wanted to share the changes and show you some of the really neat antique pieces that we have in these rooms.

All of the antique pieces are from my husband's grandparents and great-grandparents.

The first part of this spare bedroom update takes place in our more masculine decorated bedroom.
(This was "L's" room, who is as feminine as it gets, but we call it that anyway.)

It's decorated with items from our grandparents, mainly our grandfathers.
The color palate is very masculine-- browns, rusts, reds, gold, and green.
There is a lot going on in this room.

We have an antique bed and secretary, and a new armoire as the main pieces of furniture.
The bed was my husband's grandparents, who owned an antique store in Lincoln Parish.
My MIL said that she thinks that someone gave it to therm.

Here is a close-up picture of the bed with all of the "Victorian" era carvings.

This bed is called an "Eastlake Bed".
You can read about them here.
(According to the articles, they were supposed to be easy to clean--I would beg to differ.)

We really love this bed and what it brings to the room.
I find myself constantly changing out the pillows and bed linens.
I like to mix patterns to keep it fun.

I usually make all of the pillows and many of them have been in other parts of my house at one time or another.
The bedspread is from Restoration Hardware, and the matching drapery panels, that I got on clearance a few years ago, and the quilt was from Pottery Barn many years ago as well.
The red sham close to the back is also from Pottery Barn.
The small fleur de lis pillow is from a local boutique.

I've also changed out a few pictures on the gallery wall.

Two of my favorite pictures are also in here, one on the gallery wall and the other on top of the armoire.

The first is of my sweet grandmother, who would have been 90 this year, and two of her brothers.
(I was told that she was 3 or 4 in this picture.)

The other new picture in this room is of my great-grandfather, on my father's side of my family.

The picture is of him and some of his brothers when they were children on horseback.
I have no idea when this picture was taken but can only assume that it was early 1900's.

You can see the more pictures of this room here.

Check back soon for our other guest bedroom update coming soon (Part 2).


  1. Oh Sabrina - it's absolutely charming. Lol - I have to agree with you about questioning the "easy cleaning" part. So funny.

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