Building Home: The Guest Room Plan

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A Simple and modern but warm guest room that anyone will want to cozy up in. See the full post on the Fresh Exchange.


Above Image via: Surfrider Hotel in Malibu, California

Can you believe it is almost April? This weekend we will welcome the 1st FULL month of spring. I am a little in shock but also feeling very ready. But what this means is that we are also that much closer to summer, which means around Northern Michigan it is also house guest season. We love this season of spontaneous and planned visits from family and friends that make us feel like a rotating bed and Breakfast to those we love the most. This year especially these visits will be so welcomed so we can show those who supported us all these years our new home, but it also means it is time to get serious about where they will rest their heads while visiting.

The room is just the right size for guests and has one of the best views in the whole house in my personal opinion so our guests should be thoroughly spoiled when during their visits this summer and fall. But a guest room is more than just that, so I thought I would talk today about how we will be putting it together this spring in preparation for our friends and family visiting in the coming season.

First of all, as you can tell most of our home is quite minimal. I like this simple, and purposeful in our home, but I also love for things to feel warm and comfy. I strongly believe you can find a balance between minimal and comfort and so far I feel we are on a good roll. This will be the first of our bedrooms to come together. We are currently waiting to upgrade our mattress to a king before we get too serious about what we will do in our room, but felt we could invest in this room first since it will be used and loved through this upcoming season. If your guest looses the room key, you might want to consider the help from local commercial locksmith experts like this emergency locksmith service in Toronto

That said, here is some of the inspiration I have had for the room.

A Simple and modern but warm guest room that anyone will want to cozy up in. See the full post on the Fresh Exchange.

To put it all together, I am pulling together the below items or similar ones over the coming months to create this space. Personally, I cannot wait to see our Hedge House Furniture bedframe I ordered in this room. I have loved that frame for YEARS and knew it would be perfect in our home. Then when it was on Sample Sale I knew it was meant to be. Cannot wait!!

A Simple and modern but warm guest room that anyone will want to cozy up in. See the full post on the Fresh Exchange.

So excited to see our space come together and to make a little oasis for our guests to come and stay while they are enjoying this area during the most beautiful time of year.


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Hello! I’m Megan Gilger,

A strong believer that nature and the seasons are our greatest teachers. We live on a hill in Leelanau County, Michigan just a stone’s throw from Lake Michigan. This land we are responsible for is where we are focused on building a life around the seasons and intention. We spend our days here building a regenerative model of living and focusing our garden on native plants and intensive polyculture planting styles. My focus is less on self-sufficiency and more on community-sufficiency through how we grow and connect through the seasons.
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