Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Fewer Posts and a Guest Bedroom Update

Today I have some updated pictures of our guest bedroom to share with you! But first, I wanted to let you know that I'll probably be posting a little less these days.  I've decided to move ahead with starting an interior decorating business so I'm working on all the little details of that and wrapping up my coursework. I'm so excited to have the opportunity to try and do what I love! But between that, the upcoming holidays, travel we have planned, and constant home renovations, I'm feeling a little pressed for time.  I hope you understand and will continue to read!  If you want to be notified when there's a new post, you can Subscribe to Home with Baxter by Email and you'll receive a message in your inbox.  Easy peasy.  Also, since I'll be posting less, I've decided to retire "Hundred Dollar Hump Day" for a bit.  I rest assured that you'll find ways to spend money online all by yourself.

Now back to the guest bedroom.  It was way back in September that I shared this post with you about selecting a paint color for the guest bedroom.  I decided to go with Restoration Hardware's Silver Sage color-matched to Benjamin Moore paint.   I completed the painting (except for the trim) a while ago, and since then I've been picking out new furniture and accessories for the room.  We've come a long way baby.

I bought this gorgeous headboard from Home Decorators.  I was a little hesitant about the quality, but I am so happy with it!  The fabric looks great and I love the nailhead trim.  The mirror above the bed is a purchase I made yesterday from Target.  It's the Starburst mirror from their Threshold line and cost a whopping $39.99.  The lamps and lampshades are also from Target and the bedding is DKNY from HomeGoods. The decorative pillow covers are from Studio Pillow on Etsy.  The owner was fantastic to work with.  Before shipping the pillow covers to me, she noticed a flaw in the fabric so she had new fabric shipped to her, remade the pillow case, and sent me a bonus chevron pattern pillow cover to make up for the wait.  Talk about great service!

I've been able to work off my inspiration board, making tweaks here and there, and finding similar items for a lot less!  Sometimes it really pays to take your time and shop around.

I'm still on the lookout for curtains (sorry for the glare in the photos!), shades, and a rug (or two smaller rugs) and I need to finish accessorizing.

I hope our guests enjoy their new and improved bedroom!


  1. I can understand the press for time-- Congrats on your new direction-- it's always fun doing what you love!

    Love the progress on the room-- this is why I feel in love with your blog.

  2. Good luck with you new endeavors! How exciting!
    The guest room looks awesome; I am sure your guests will enjoy it =)

  3. Your guest room is really coming together nicely. Love the wall color with the bedding!

    Congratulations on starting you own decorating business! I'm sure you will have so much fun! Good luck!

  4. I just found you via Lisa at shine your light.
    To come here and find a lovely blog and reading you are going to post less. :(

    I do want to wish you a wonderful start at opening your own business.
    You are so fortunate to have the opp to do what you love to do... decorating.

    By the way... Your guest bedroom turned out amazing!
    and yes, it does pay to be patient and everything will just fall into place.

    Good luck and have a wonderful time ahead of you!


    1. Thank you so much for your well wishes! I'll still be posting my home updates and projects here, just not quite as often.

  5. Very excited for your new business. :)

  6. What fabric color/type is the headboard? I'm torn between linen sand(stone?) and linen talc and really like how yours turned out!


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