Today I am super excited to share a tour of the newest completed room in our home, our kid-friendly guest room! Due to the fact that we moved seven hours away from our family and some of our closest friends this past year, it was a HUGE priority for us to create guest room(s) that are family friendly. Most of our siblings and friends have young children, so our goal was to create a set up that would accommodate families comfortably. And – holy cow – have we USED these rooms. We’ve had guests 2-3 times per month since January. We’ve often joked that we’re running a bed and breakfast over here, and we’re so grateful to invite our family and friends to come stay, often times impromptu, on a regular basis.
The Palm Springs theme came to me randomly, and I couldn’t get it out of my brain. I am OBSESSED with kid-versions of grown-up things (like outfits that look like tiny adults, or tiny kids’ kitchen sets or little kid-size cars). So ultimately it seemed appropriate to create a kiddo version of my favorite place – Palm Springs, California. So I covered pages and pages of my journal with random ideas and things about Palm Springs that I wanted to give a “nod” to… see if you can spot them all!
Collecting cute things like this is so much fun, and honestly, I have a lot of crazy clothes from my own collection that I just threw in there for them to play with.
The bunk beds were the starting point for my design. I knew I wanted to find beds where the bottom bunk was a full size (so adults could comfortably stay in this room too when needed). I found this bunk bed frame for a pretty awesome price. We decided to paint it bubble gum pink. Then the twin and full mattresses we have are from Casper, a company I was introduced to when they donated a (very comfortable) mattress to our Habitat For Humanity house last year. This setup has been incredibly functional!
Just got this pillow in the mail from Joy. So sweet!
SOURCES: Bunk Bed/Amazon, Mattress/Casper, Brass Light Fixture/Sazerac Stitches, Curtains/Anthropologie, Rug/Crate & Kids, House Print/Jeff Mindell via Society6, Hanging Chair/Twos Company, Cactus Plush/Sunday In Color, Pink Throw/Turkish T, Wood Toy Camera/Perfectly Smitten, Light Up Sign/Perfectly Smitten, Pastel Wood Rainbow/Amazon, Pink Shaggy Pillows/Urban Outfitters (similar), Eye Mirror/Urban Outfitters, Plush Swan/Crate & Kids, Mini Wooden Palm Springs House/McKean Studio, Tufted Pillow/Urban Outfitters, Neon Cactus Light/Shop Harvey’s, Wall Hanging/DeMacAndCo.
Thanks so much for following along on my second room tour! You can see my first room tour here, our “before” video here and all our house progress updates right here. If you have any questions, ask me in the comments!! xx- Elsie
Credits//Author and Photography: Elsie Larson. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.