When we moved back to San Francisco David and I were ready for a little more space, so we moved from the city center into a three bedroom house in the Noe Valley neighborhood. Since this is our first time having a dedicated guest room we were starting from scratch and I was thrilled when Annie Selke approached me about collaborating to decorate one of our rooms. Her fresh, all-American aesthetic is a perfect compliment to our personal style and I knew her collection would help us create a cozy haven for our guests.
I first learned of Annie Selke when looking for hotels for my sister-in-law’s wedding weekend and happened upon 33 Main in Lenox, Massachusetts, a boutique hotel decked out entirely in Annie Selke’s collection. While 33 Main was too far from the wedding venue to stay, I saved photos of their serene hotel rooms as design inspiration for our own place. I often take decorating inspiration from hotels, but this was just too easy!
For our guest room I wanted something relatively neutral and calming with exquisite linens to pamper our guests. This luxurious set of Lorenzo Paisley shams and matching duvet cover were love at first sight and everything else flowed from there. I added the Trio Stripe Sheet Set which looks so crisp and is a fun nod to hotel bedding, as well as the nubby knit Remy Blanket. Providing lots of layers is important in a guest room since everyone has different preferences for how they sleep. With layers guests can add or take away elements easily without needing to ask their host for more blankets or pillows in the middle of the night. Euro pillows are my favorite when sitting up to read or work, and I think two standard pillows per guest will keep most people comfortable and happy.
We originally had a dresser in here, but found that most visitors prefer to hang their clothes over putting them in drawers so we moved the dresser out and kept a sofa in the room for reading, lounging, and as a perch for a suitcase or duffle bag. These Chatham Tattersall Pillows and this Bridgehampton Throw pick up all the colors in the room and make the couch much more comfortable. When the tattersall pillows arrived I just LOVED the texture of the fabric and discovered Annie Selke offers many of their fabrics by the yard as well, so you can create custom pillow cases or upholstery. I love the look of using one fabric on many different pieces and think the tattersall check would look great on drapes or even recovering the headboard.
Lastly, to keep the room from being too neutral, I added a big splash of color as the foundation for the room with the Arlington Herringbone Indoor-Outdoor Rug. While some indoor outdoor rugs are rather rough, this one is so soft on bare feet and I love the added benefit of how stainproof it is, which means we never had to worry if someone spills something in here.
Thank you Annie Selke for bringing my vision for our guest room to life! We already have a friend coming in from France tomorrow to enjoy this wonderful space!
Lorenzo Paisley Euro Shams c/o // Lorenzo Paisley Duvet Cover c/o // Remy Blanket c/o // Trio Stripe Sheets c/o // Arlington Indoor Outdoor Rug c/o // Chatham Tattersall Pillows c/o // Bridgehampton Throw c/o