1. Recent Work: Anatomy of a Guest Room


    Ever since moving into our townhouse last spring, I’ve been attacking one room at a time and transforming it into a clean/inviting space. Megan Gilger described my vision of this room best in her blog post yesterday title “modern americana”.  I wanted to keep this space super simple with attention to the finer details.

    EACH piece in this room has a story. Anatomy of each piece below.

    1. Artwork:   Portrait of a friend from college, and my Fiancés father’s print, titled “Creative People”

    2. Farm Ladder:   Thrifted from my favorite antique store here in St. Louis – Rothchild’s

    3. Vintage Clothing:   Hat, vest and clothing hanger all collected over time

    4. Copper Overhead Lamp:   Thrifted by my father and I gave it a mini makeover with spray paint

    5. Dresser:   Left from old tenants and completely refinished ( see before )

    6. Skull:   Found at an antique mall here in St. Louis

    7. Copper Candle Holders:   Made from copper plumbing connectors from Home Depot (Inspired by)

    8. Headboard:   My dad and I found this on the side of the road before I headed to college 8 years ago

    9. Platform Bed:   Made recently from 2×4’s and a large sheet of MDF. Entire project cost $40.00!!

    10. Iron Fan & Nighstand:   Found over time at my favorite antique stores

    Browse my HOME Pinterest board for more ideas!

    1. Corina Nika says:

      Love the bold contests. Nothing better than clean wonderful items.

    2. liz says:

      wow, i love what you designed for this room. it’s beautiful!

    3. alicia says:

      So clean and white. I’ll have to come visit you sometime :)

    4. Anni says:

      Wow, this looks amazing – I can’t believe that you made that bed! It looks so good.

    5. Kelly Brito says:

      Wow, this looks fantastic. I might just have to ask for some help when it’s my turn to decorate a house/bedroom. I really love it.
      I’m dying to make a similar bed… Pinning this! :)

    6. Angel Y. says:

      Love the styling! The headboard is so lovely! What a fantastic side of the road find.

    7. Beautiful! So crisp and bright. The black headboard-copper lamp composition is gorgeous!

    8. Just gorgeous!!! You designed it so so beautiful – I’m always a fan of minimal! I’m so in love with that hanging copper lamp above the bed! What a perfect guest room :)

    9. Kate says:

      Can I come over? Love this … all of this!

    10. amber says:

      Wow, what a beautiful space! I do love the detail shots. That portrait in the first image! gorgeous. I also love that everything has a story behind it. Makes for a very cool post! (and room!)

      Really happy to have discovered your blog :) You have great style!

    11. Mark says:

      Nice job putting it all together, completely different than before……

    12. Melinda says:

      You have such an eye for clean space. Beautiful room! On a separate note, I saw through Clementine Daily that we may have a mutual acquaintance — Elizabeth Dehn. I was an Intern at Minnesota Monthly magazine, where she was the style editor. She’s a peach! We still keep in touch. Anyway, thought that was a fun connection. Hope you are well.

    13. rikki says:

      love the clean, bright, and simplicity.

    14. Shayla says:

      Beautiful room Cassie!

    15. kristin says:

      beautiful room. you have a very inspiring sense of style. i love the cow skull. i almost bought one a couple of weeks ago and chickened out. i’m a little weirded out by bones, but at the same time completely fascinated and awe-struck when i see them.

      • veda says:

        I Hesitated on the skull for a long while, but now that I have it, it’s kind of peaceful. Something about it isn’t as “creepy” as I thought it would be.

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