Chasing Davies: Guest Bedroom Mood Boards (WANTED: Navy Walls)

December 9, 2010

Guest Bedroom Mood Boards (WANTED: Navy Walls)

My guest bedroom is becoming the bane of my existence.  A major hidden embarrassment.  Undecorated, uninspiring and unorganized.  I love having guests and we do quite this is just not going to cut it any longer!  And now I put my embarrassment out there...

Certainly not suited for a Guest...

So first step is developing my design plan - colors and ideas of patterns and textures.  I've been dreaming of doing navy walls ever since I saw this photo:

{Photo found on Bryn Alexanda's blog}

Navy walls with crisp white curtains, furniture and bedding with a pop of an accent color, like orange or lime green (or yellow in this photo's case, but I've got enough yellow going on).  I've been DREAMING about this inspiration for my own room design in my head.

Now I just have to get my husband to let me go for it.  His big objection - in the future it'll be hard to paint over navy walls (anyone know anything about that?).  I think primer has come a long way since the 80s. :)

Anyways, I created two mood boards to start this process and now you all can vote!  Please vote between these two mood boards based on what I should do for my guest bedroom space. Both contain inspiration I'd like to carry into my own space in one way or another...around navy walls of course:

Navy, white and lime green accents:

{Inspiration credits: Bryn Alexandra's own guest room, Navy wall of frames from Bryn's portfolio, RH ottoman, West Elm Mini Parsons Desk, West Elm pin-tucked white duvet, green floor rug, Crate & Barrel green vase, my own island antique maps picked up on my travels}

Navy, white and orange accents:

{Same Bryn Alexandra guest bedroom and Navy Inspiration Room, same West Elm Pin-Tucked white bedding, Ballard Design Eva Orange patterned rug, Target Orange tray, orange wall art and white frame}

So what do you say?  Mood Lime Green or Mood Orange accents with Navy Walls for the Guest Bedroom?  And any thoughts on the navy walls all together?  My ears are open - this is my winter project. :)