It’s probably our favorite room in our Southampton house. With a dramatically pitched ceiling and windows on three sides, it’s a real beauty. And we never used. it. We planned and furnished it as a home office, but found ourselves (like most people, I think), working on our laptops in the kitchen, or on the back porch, or by the fire.
The room found its use, though, as a makeshift extra guest room. We would push the furniture to the walls and make up an inflatable bed in the center of the room. People were too polite to complain, but it couldn’t have been that comfortable.
One weekend at the beginning of the summer, we decided to free the space from its “quiet-papa’s-working” pretense and turn it into a full time guest room. The sofa and club chairs moved to the city, and we quickly redecorated, mostly with things we had on hand.
Our only large purchase was a simple white platform bed from West Elm. I’m undecided about a headboard. Do we need one at all?
To lighten up the space, we transferred some books to the city and added objects to the shelves that guests might find entertaining.
(This ceramic crab used to terrify Julia.)
Some inexpensive vintage finds rounded things out. Like these American walnut nightstands from the 60s.
And this walnut and cane chair.
To be completely accurate, we should probably call it the New Guest and Nap Room. And it’s still my favorite.