Cozy + Contemporary Guest House

This guest house packs a visual punch, with bold artwork and striped area rugs enlivening shiplap walls. In addition to a comfortable guest bedroom (complete with a sliding door for privacy), the small space boasts an open kitchen, breakfast nook, laundry room and patio.

Photo By: Meghan Bob

Photo By: Meghan Bob

Photo By: Meghan Bob

Photo By: Meghan Bob

Photo By: Meghan Bob

Photo By: Meghan Bob

Photo By: Meghan Bob

Photo By: Meghan Bob

Photo By: Meghan Bob

Photo By: Meghan Bob

Contemporary Sitting Room With Blue Sofa

The furniture's simple lines and low scale make all the difference in letting this small sitting area look elegant, not overstuffed. The rug's stripes help visually widen the room.

Small Living Room With Striped Rug

A sliding door separates this guest house's bedroom and sitting room, with opaque panels for added privacy.

Contemporary Living Room With Cow Art

The sofa and striped rug serve as interesting neutrals in this sitting room and are an easy base on which to layer bold patterns.

Small Chef Kitchen With Striped Rug

This kitchen is full of fun with its cheeky faux deer head, copper accents and pops of lemon yellow. The smart layout packs in a lot in a little amount of space, with plenty of storage and countertops.

Chef Kitchen With Black Deer's Head

Darkest green lower level cabinets are a handsome contrast to this kitchen's white upper cabinets and backsplash. The green is picked up again with accents: small topiaries and storage boxes.

Breakfast Nook With Open Patio Door

A small dining table sits right by the entrance to the patio. With doors open, guests get indoor shelter with an outdoor feel.

Contemporary Bedroom With Blue Sofa

A canopy bed might seem too large for a small bedroom, but this one's clean lines serve as a crisp outline to the space. Walls and ceiling are kept white to highlight the contrast.

Contemporary Bedroom With Black Canopy Bed

The black canopy bed creates a crisp focal point in the center of this bedroom. The bed's slim lines don't overpower the space and it's a neutral foundation for layers of inviting textures and patterns.

Contemporary Powder Room With Triangle Floor

This powder room shows style in spades with a geometric floor and a handsome floating wood vanity.

Refrigerator and Washer and Dryer

A guest retreat with a washer and dryer? All the boxes checked! And a playful piece of art brings in sweet personality.