A Serene Guest Room Sanctuary

We’re excited to share a beautiful bedroom makeover from Stephen St. Onge. Stephen took a catchall room that was cluttered and unkempt and turned it into a summer-inspired, inviting room that any guest would enjoy spending time in. We love the feel of this room!



Stephen established the room’s serene feel by introducing a warm and inviting color to the walls.Stephen used Benjamin Moore “Jute” for the walls and his go-to favorite for trim, Benjamin Moore “Simply White.”




Bedding and curtains in tonal whites contributes greatly to the serene feel of the room. A jute rug echoes the wall color, while a vintage headboard painted in a crisp white adds to the serene color palette. We love the painting above the headboard — as does Stephen: “The painting above the bed of a landscape at twilight is my favorite painting! Love that time of day. Artist Jonathan MacAdam captures it beautifully!”




Stephen used Pottery Barn bedding for the bed, including the Pottery Barn Linen Duvet Cover and Shams, noting that “the various textures of Pottery Barn’s bedding add depth and layering that every bedroom needs.”




We love how Stephen used artwork all around the room, propping it on shelves as well as hanging it on the walls.




Stephen introduced nature elements to the room by adding driftwood and shells. These touches contribute to the relaxing, serene feel of the guest room.




For the desk area, Stephen used a repurposed desk and chair. To keep costs low for a project like this, Stephen notes that it’s smart to reuse what you have already.




Thank you for sharing this room, Stephen! We know it’s certainly inspiring us to redecorate our guest rooms.

You can learn more about Stephen at Designer Dad Studio. Designer Dad and the Designer Dad Studio are the Stephen Saint-Onge brand.  Stephen is known as a celebrity home designer, author, photographer, artist and television personality that is focused on all things surrounding the family-focused home and lifestyle.  As a husband and father of two boys, he understands personally the life of a typical family and he brings that keen, personal understanding into everything he does.


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