The Guest Room

A Hong Kong blog that does a lot more than blog

by JAR: Sydelle Rose

  Welcome back to The Guest Room! I hope you enjoyed your summer as much as I did. To get the ball rolling for Fall, I’ve collaged together some kitchens … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

by JAR: Country Heather

  Looking for a simple way to alter your extra large white floor to ceiling wardrobe? How about painting a geometric shape on 3/4 of the doors like the Country … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · 3 Comments

by JAR: Zanzibar Retreat

  Clean lines & basic materials like plywood, stainless steel, and concrete can come together to offer warm modern rustic spaces that keep renovation costs down. This kitchen gets the modern … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

by JAR: Slip of Silver

  Shall we say French country? This is a very ME collage today. I often use exposed brick walls and would gladly hang a collage of odd mirrors and clocks upon … Continue reading

June 18, 2014 · 3 Comments

by JAR: Shiney Nickel

  Let’s talk mobiles. The graceful simplicity of various materials moving on nearly invisible connectivity is visually pleasing to me. Whether fun and playful for children or intricate and sophisticated … Continue reading

June 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

by JAR: Ella Bella

Believe it or not… Ella Bella is the name of the green in the bottom left of the collage this week! I’m talking transformation today & you can start by adding … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

by JAR: River Noire

  Have you come across these wire impression lamp shade lights? I’m suddenly seeing them everywhere. I quite like the sculptural quality of the one on the left. The bottom … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

by JAR: 045-3 Shower of Spring

  This collage is dedicated to the little ones in our life!   This collage is full of beautiful pastels that would all be lovely in any little ones room. I’ve wanted … Continue reading

May 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

by JAR: 042-5 Turquiose Tear Drops

Although the weather is a bit nasty in Hong Kong these days, I would love to take one of these suspension tents out for a try! I remember as a … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

by JAR: OW-7-2 Helios

  I realise not everyone loves playing with colour as much as I do. This week I’ve toned it down a bit with the collage. Helios is a soft Mythic … Continue reading

May 6, 2014 · 2 Comments

by JAR: 022-6 Sapphire Gem

I hope you all had a lovely Easter break! This week is about innovative thinking! If you’re one who loves older traditional trim, but perhaps want to add a modern twist, … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

by JAR: 135-1 Baltic Black

  You may expect Baltic Black to be…. black… but it is the white colour I suggest if you want to attempt this D.I.Y. painted rug on concrete. I love this … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

by JAR: 039-5 Geri’s lake… D.I.Y.

Geri’s lake…. ? Where’s that you ask…. It’s actually the Mythic paint color that matches the color swatch on the bottom right of the collage and I’m hoping to use … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

by JAR: 056-4 Shimmering Celedon

Now there’s a colour that’s hot this spring. Its a kind of minty green and I’m seeing it everywhere! Shimmering Celedon. Let’s talk paint in ways you may not have … Continue reading

March 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

byJAR: 077-5 Mirrored Willow

This week I’ve put together some things we all know done a bit differently, starting with Mirrored Willow. It’s a lovely green that’s not so typical. Give it a try! … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

by JAR: 013-6 Royal Raisa

  Lighting is everything!! Even if you don’t have great natural lighting, with the right lights you can transform a space into one you love. I usually think it takes … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · 4 Comments

by JAR: 194-5 Shades of grape

Grape compliments the modern rustic look as shown here with hand spotted polka dotted pillow cases, ceramic glazes, and fabric color pallets. Shades of grape can add warming details to … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

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