Masculine and FunctionalChez Sandifer and Jason Leibel have what they call a his-and-her household. They joke that every room in the house is her’s, except one, a spare bedroom where he gets to keep his belongings. The room also serves as an occasional guest room for visiting family. The couple have been in the house only a year and a half, and they have a 1-year-old daughter, so decorating has not been something they’ve have a lot of time to do.
To make more space in the room, the homeowner's dressers are stacked on top of each other. A new lamp and a few more accessories make the room even bright and sunnier. A dark-colored jute rug is laid down to anchor the whole room.
Rug – $40 and sun face – $17
clay decorative sun face and jute rug: Wal-Mart
Manly Color SchemeThree of the walls are painted blue, and the other wall is painted dark-golden brown. The closet doors and trim around the window are painted white. An old tabletop is placed on top of two file cabinets to make a desk. New shelves, lamp and accessories help complete the two-toned work corner.
Paint – $57, desk – $43 and shelves – $20
paint: Ralph Lauren's VM130 and NA08
lamp and shelves: Wal-Mart
CeilingTo add a little architectural interest and character to the room, beams are hung on the ceiling in a rectangular pattern.
Ceiling beams – $20 and light fixture – $18
light fixture: Cartier QUR 870-65
DaybedThe back of the futon is removed. Next, old sofa cushions are adhered together and re-covered to make a new mattress. Big throw pillows and a bolster provide a lot of comfort. A poster-size frame found at a garage sale is filled with green fabric to add some texture, color and impact to the wall.
Daybed – $70 and artwork – $10
fabric: SR Harris
bolster pillow: Target
Window SeatingThe windows are covered in mini blinds and tropical floral curtains.
Window treatments – $53, ottomans – $60 and end tables – $8
square ottomans: Wal-Mart