Thursday, 22 March 2012

My new guest room

Well my guest room is now finished, other than finding some suitable pictures for the wall. I'm so pleased with the look, especially the distressed finish to the furniture. The day bed we bought from Next about five years ago and it's been so useful as there is another roll-out bed underneath which turns it into a large double bed.

The curtains I found in Ikea and because they were about 9ft long I was able to make some cushions for the day bed, with still loads left to play around with.

The other cushion I made using some fabric from a layer cake to make the different sized hearts and sewed them on to the plain cushion.

The shop we bought the furniture from is called Mad Dogs and Englishmen where they sell bespoke hand made furniture, lighting and all kinds of vintage and shabby chic furnishings and goods. They also do 'afternoon tea' in their 1930s style Parlour Tea Room where they serve an abundance of home made cakes, crumpets, dainty sandwiches and lots of frivolous fancies, as well as a selection of tea and freshly ground coffee and where typically 1930s music is played in the background. Very refined and a lovely treat.

I feel another visit coming on, but it won't all stop at tea methinks! There is a bookshelf I have my eye on.....

Incidentally, I've just entered my name for Alix's fabulous giveaway at Used to Bees  pop over and take a look.


  1. Your guest room looks fabulous - I think I'd be moving in there myself if it were mine! The wardrobe is gorgeous and the day bed is so pretty and inviting with all the cushions. Lovely curtains too! We're meant to be doing our bedroom but have failed to manage to make a start so far, and think it will probably be September now before we do! Thanks for the giveaway mention - will pop you name in the hat an extra time for that publicity!

  2. Your room looks great. I love the blend of floral and vintage. Jx

  3. I love your new look guest room - beautifully simple yet inviting. Also love that tea room - very atmospheric.

  4. I love your guest room too.It looks beautiful and so restful.

  5. Your new guest room looks very welcoming indeed. All that white furniture is such a clean and crisp and very stylish look.
    The cafe and shop sound like the perfect place to while away an hour.
    Lisa x

  6. The bedroom is gorgeous!

    I love nice tea rooms, it's my idea of heaven to sit somewhere, have a cuppa and read my Kindle...lovely!

  7. How fresh and pretty your guest room looks. Mad Dogs and Englishmen sounds just my kind of place - what a pity it's at the other end of the country:)

  8. What a lovely, airy sunlit room it looks very cool and inviting, as does the tea shop:)

  9. I just love your guest room and have the urge to come visit. Of course, a visit to that tea room would be my treat. :-)

    Hugs from Holland ~


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