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Bobby’s Eclectic Traditional Design: Easy Elegance In The Guest Bedroom & Bathroom

It’s time to dive back into the details of our latest design project. And today, we’re taking you into 2 spaces made for warm welcomes and unwinding (including what may be the biggest transformation of them all!) So let’s go behind the design and see how we brought an eclectic traditional look to Freida and Cory’s guest bedroom and bathroom. 

We’re breaking down how we truly transformed the guest bedroom & bathroom with wallpaper, tile, and plenty of style. (And, of course, bringing you all the dramatic before and afters – plus shoppable products.) So keep scrolling to see it all!


And in case you missed it, check out the design details from the Living Room, Primary Bedroom & Bathroom, Kitchen & Breakfast Nook and Dining Room & Entry


Behind The Design 

In order to create this guest bedroom design, first, we had to turn this space back into a bedroom. When we first laid eyes on the room, it was intended as a library, with built-in shelving lining three of the four walls. So to make it functional for Fredia and Cory’s overnight guests, that meant demoing the existing built-ins to expand the square footage. From there, we went bold with a focal wall behind the bed – courtesy of floral wallpaper in our palette of amber, greens, and blues. (In case you couldn’t tell by the two other rooms already featured, yes, we really went for it with wallpaper in this project.) A cane bed and rattan lounge chair bring in those earthy vibes, balanced by black nightstands and a black metal frame bench at the foot of the bed. The textured woven rug also amps up the eclectic feel – and keeps things from feeling too formal. While the mix of lighting, from the ceramic table lamps to the sculptural flush mount to the Mid-Century style floor lamp,  makes for a modern and collected feel in the room. Pile on some plush pillows and art that goes from graphic to subdued, and you have a guest room that’s easy, elegant, and so comfortable that guests probably won’t want to leave!



Want to shop the space? Keep scrolling to see all the products we used.


Behind The Design 

How’s that for a dramatic before and after? We said bye-bye to Pepto pink tile straight out of the 50s and hello to an elegant new look for this guest bathroom. This room was demoed down to the studs to make way for a modern, spa-like space for guests to enjoy (and maybe for Freida to escape to for a soothing bath). The wall tile got a very sophisticated update thanks to a stone field tile and chair rail trim (with plenty of contrast coming from the navy textured wall covering above). For the floors, we really wanted to make a statement by introducing a geometric marble mosaic. And since it’s the only pattern in the space, we didn’t have to worry about it feeling overwhelming or competing with other elements. Gone too is that tiny tub, replaced by a freestanding model made for soaking. A pedestal sink with bronze legs also makes quite a sophisticated statement, especially when accompanied by gorgeous gold hardware from Brizio’s Invari collection. A bit more shine comes from the tubular sconces, medicine cabinet, and globe pendant suspended over the tub. To bring in warmth in a space full of hard surfaces, we opted for a rustic teak stool, a striking landscape painting,  and a wood-lined arched storage cabinet that’s as functional as it is fashionable. It all adds up to a guest bathroom that’s the perfect place to truly unwind.

  1. Hi Bobby! Could you please link us to the bronze legs for the sink and the drain?

    Thank you!