Guest Room Makeover with Parachute

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Last weekend, I took over Parachute‘s Instagram page to share some tips on switching up decor in your guest room. I love the idea of making small changes when regulars come over to stay, and new bedding is the perfect way to show your guests a little love. This little project with Parachute was so much fun, I had to share some outtakes with you on the blog.


The first update I made to the space was installing a gallery wall. I’ve been so hesitant to put any holes in our plaster walls, but it seems I got over that fear pretty quickly once I committed to this design.



The key to a great gallery wall is collecting pieces of varying sizes. What I love about this is it makes an oddly shaped room feel a little more complete. I placed a chair in a previous dead space and built the wall around a puzzling built-in. Now, that awkward space feels a little less awkward.

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I next dressed the bed in two different ways. First, with sharp graphic pillows and a gorgeous Louise Gray quilt. This is great for girlfriends or sisters who are looking for a modern and funky home away from home for the weekend.

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And who wouldn’t smile seeing these winking pillows from People I Loved upon arriving in your guest room??

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I switched it up by adding Parachute’s new navy pillowcases. They just introduced the line on Monday! What I love most about the rich color is that you can use the pillowcases as accent pillows to complement a crisp white set. They turned a monochromatic guest room into a tranquil space that feels like being at a B&B.

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I’ve had Parachute’s sheets on the guest bed for months now and everyone always asks where we got them. Regardless of the decor, an inviting bed is what people remember.

Room Details: Paint (Benjamin Moore Gray Owl) Bed (One Kings Lane Bennet Bed) Bedding (Parachute) Quilt (Louise Gray) Pillows (People I’ve Loved Wink Wink Pillow) Prints (Wayne Pate, Caroline Wright, Debbie Carlos, Saatchi Art)

BY Kate Arends - April 30, 2015

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April 30, 2015 8:59 am

When can I come stay!?

April 30, 2015 9:42 am

This is gorgeous! I’ve had a crush on those Louise Gray quilts since you posted about them last week.

I coincidentally just did a round up of items rocking the eye motif: I love it’s humor.

April 30, 2015 11:34 am

Absolutely love everything about this guest room 🙂 The navy colors are so perfect!

April 30, 2015 12:45 pm

oh that is such a beautiful room! x

May 1, 2015 5:14 pm

Majorly lovely 🙂

May 5, 2015 11:25 am

This is so beautiful! What a restful and inviting guest room.

May 8, 2015 11:03 am

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May 27, 2015 8:10 am

Would you mind sharing where you got the black pillow in front of the winking eye ones? It’s very striking and beautiful!

July 17, 2015 11:56 pm

Where is the giant #9 from?!

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