My Parting Gift to Design Lovers: A Simple Guest Bedroom

For those who thought this was a design blog {wink!}, I have a parting gift before I start my new blog adventure. One last room from our farmhouse.

A simple bedroom for our younger guests.

Old shutters cut in half for headboards.
Ikea duvet covers and shams. 
Pottery Barn bed skirts.
Pinecone Hill blankets.

{A huge thanks to my handy sister for helping with the shutters or else they'd still be in my garage gathering dust! I have great vision, but very little motivation and skill when it comes to DIY projects. My sister on the other hand: she rocks the saw, drill, hammer, whatever it takes!}

Porthole mirror from my favorite online source, Wisteria.
{Night stand also from Wisteria, but no longer available.}

An old telephone from the Nashville Flea.
{So that children can see how phones used to be!}

No room is complete without books, and children's books are my favorite! 
{Love this series for little ones.}

Found the lantern in the attic.
The secretary was handed down to me.
{Painted it with plain ol' paint long before blogs, Pinterest and chalk paint!}

My mom used to give me a Beatrix Potter figure every Easter.
{Not sure how safe these are with three little nephews!} 

The porch just outside the bedroom.

And the beauty God designed. Ever changing, always glorious!
{I clearly took these photos in the summer!}

Other things you may want to know:

Rug is Dash & Albert.
Walls are Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams.
Curtains are Ikea linen; rods from Target.
Barn lights from Lowes. {My sister added the wall plug.}

When I stumbled across these photos today, I had to laugh at what this room looked like when my three adorable nephews were here last summer. {Who knew linen curtains could become a canvas for poopy diaper painting?} I also had to laugh because I had my nephews in mind when I designed this room {simple and neutral}, but as my sister pointed out, it's not exactly boyish. Apparently, it's still too pretty. Yep, I'm a beauty lover!

Several of you have asked if I'll share photos from my home on the new blog. I'm not sure. I tend to share whatever is on my heart at the moment. Beauty is always on my heart, but I find beauty in so many places these days. In my Houston home, I was inspired to create beauty inside. Here on the farm, I'm drawn to the beauty outside.

And another thing: living on a farm has changed the way I keep a house. I couldn't keep this house clean if I tried! And besides, I'm done with perfection. Learning to embrace the mess. {Though I don't find the mess all that inspiring to photograph!}

Coming real soon...

The new blog!
Almost ready to start sharing beauty there.
I hope you'll join me.

Hugs to you!

Hiking worked!
Wore this little guy out!


  1. you KNOW that i love that space!! and the view!! and the people who slept down the hall xo

  2. oh I really hope you continue to show your home mess and all. I just adore your decorating and seeing your REAL life would be so beautiful to all of us readers :) I always feel inspired after seeing your attention to detail in your home!

  3. Very inviting space! I have to admit that I am going to miss your decorating posts. Your Beatrix potter collection really made me smile! I want to start a collection for my girl and they are so sweet. She's already eight:( so I've missed out on a lot of Easters. Any advice on starting a collection for my boy and girl? I've already started looking up Beatrix potters figurines:)

  4. I love this space! It's inspiring and beautiful! I will miss your decorating posts as well - as that's what attracted me to the blog, oops! :)

  5. when i saw this post i was so happy to see that you and i have some of the same tastes when it comes to decorating....one of my guest rooms (which i've been working on for a year now!) is almost identical to yours. i have the same bedding and Ikea duvet and shams. i also have some ikea drapes that i "dressed up" a bit...if i ever get the headboard finished i plan on posting pics (i'm such a procrastinator)!

    i see several comments which echo my feelings about how we're all going to miss your decorating posts. i totally get that you might feel the need to head in a new direction but remember the "beauty" of your home and please, please posts some photos of that from time to time.

  6. Can't wait to read your new blog, I am sure it will be beautiful in every way!

    P.S. - I confess, I will miss your decorating blogs too!-

  7. Your guest room is lovely! I have the same IKEA duvet set in our master bedroom- it is a classic- simple and easy to decorate around. Please do consider sharing photos of your home in the future. They are inspiring just as your other posts are ( beauty always is!)

    1. Would you mind sharing more info on those wall lamps from Lowes? Are they the smaller or larger ones?

    2. The smaller ones. And I bought a plug kit (also at Lowes) so I could skip the expense of wiring them into the wall. No electrician needed. Just a sister! Wink!

    3. Thank you- I thought they were the smaller ones, but it was hard to tell from photos. I may copy your idea including the rewiring like your clever sister did:)

  8. Oh how I love this! The room, the nephews, the books, the view! I love it all. Wish I could come be your guest for a long weekend. Sip tea, talk deep, beauty hunt and minister to each other! All that said . . . I AM GIDDY TO SEE THE NEW BLOG! I am so excited to see what it holds! I am so happy for you, my darling friend, and this great adventure you're on. I love knowing that our precious Jesus holds you during the journey. Much love!!!!

  9. This room is absolutely gorgeous Lins!! Wow. Such fun to share in your journey.

  10. Oh no, you must continue with décor now and then. We love your ideas and your very good taste. Please say you will share interior décor along with whatever other goodies you have in mind. We love it all!!! hugs!

  11. Love the look!! Could share the source for the bluish square pillows on the bed.

    1. Bought those on vacation in Provence 11 years ago. Not much help!

  12. it's absolutely beautiful..and the LOGO…amazing! can't wait to follow you on the new blog!

  13. Linsey, I cannot wait to read your new blog, but I am begging and pleading for a decor post now and then. If it wasn't for you sharing your beautiful home, my dining room would still be empty. You are so inspiring and when you are challenged in the area of home decorating, like myself, your blog has been a blessing!

  14. Thanks for your admiration of my interior designs, but the truth is, you've seen just about all there is to see between the posts from my Houston home and the farmhouse. I'll share more if the inspiration strikes! :)

  15. I'm so excited to be on the new adventure with you, no matter where you take it.

  16. Beautiful guest room...looking forward to your next adventure...

  17. Just lovely. Thank you for sharing ! I also look forward to your new blog.


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