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Oh Joy Studio Reveal: A Cozy Blue Guest Bedroom

Our final guest bedroom reveal is here, and it’s blue and moody in the best possible way. Here’s a look…

Our final guest bedroom reveal is here, and it’s blue and moody in the best possible way. Here’s a look…

I don’t have a lot of photos of this room in process because it was used as an office for our contractor (hence the desk!). But anytime a room gets a dramatic paint color, it feels like a transformation!

Sources: Wall Paint by Clare* (in Deep Dive); Shoreclub Queen Tufted Upholstered Low Profile Platform Bed by Modshop from Wayfair*; Rem Duvet Cover by Society (in Ardesia); Navy Sheets by Matouk; Dusty Blue Velvet European Pillowcase by Castle*; Blue Velvet Penny Round Cushion by Castle*; Vintage black and white pillow; Tout Est Magique Print by Hotel Magique; Vintage Jar; Vintage Bud Vase; Ridge Sconce by Cedar & Moss* (in Brass); Sled End Table by Noir from Wayfair*; Premium Roman Shade by Blinds.com* (in Luxe Velvet Lapis with Blackout Lining); Wildflower Print by The Marbles.

Small but packs a punch
Of the two bedrooms, this is the smaller one. It’s basically big enough for just a Queen-sized bed, small night stands, and space to walk around. While I worried it would be too small, it feels cozy and totally lovely for a guest to stay. The dark blue is so dreamy, moody, and sophisticated.

Inspiration
This room really started with the paint color. Since the other guest bedroom focused on a dramatic wallpaper, we wanted to go solid here but still use a statement color that would make it’s mark. After the wall color was decided, we stuck to more tones of blues to layer them all together in various textures from the headboard to bedding to wall.

Art
I purchased a few prints from my friend, Jesse, and her husband Jimmy (through their company The Marbles) back in 2019 when we were sourcing everything for the house. You’ll see them in my kids’ bedroom and our main bedroom. This print (which happens to be of Jesse) felt so perfectly fitting in this space. I loved having the print off-center to offset the straight-edge of the headboard. After taking these photos, we did add another organic wooden piece of art by Katie Gong over the bed which you can see here in the photos taken by Domino.

Sadly, Jesse passed of cancer in June. I will always treasure this piece and her presence in the room. While we were only acquaintances, I knew her enough to know what an amazing and talented person she was. She left behind family and friends who carry on her spirit and strength forever.

Sources: Sources: Wall Paint by Clare (in Deep Dive); Rem Duvet Cover by Society (in Ardesia); Throw Blanket by Studio Herron (past season); Navy Sheets by Matouk; Mod Hex Pull by Emtek (in Satin Brass); Closet Inside Custom by California Closets* designed by California Closets designer Nicole Caswell and Diane Weber; Laurent Door Knob by Emtek* (in Satin Brass).
Photo by Lily Glass. Sources: Closet Inside Custom by California Closets* designed by California Closets designer Nicole Caswell and Diane Weber.

En Suite
Just like the other guest bedroom, this one has it’s own full bathroom (more details on that next week) and a closet filled with extra sheets, towels, and other things guests might need. Since these rooms were designed for our parents to be able to live or stay long-term, each room needed to have it’s own necessities.

Sources: Wall Paint by Clare* (in Deep Dive); Shoreclub Queen Tufted Upholstered Low Profile Platform Bed by Modshop from Wayfair*; Rem Duvet Cover by Society (in Ardesia); Navy Sheets by Matouk; Throw Blanket by Studio Herron (past season); Dusty Blue Velvet European Pillowcase by Castle*; Headless Bud Vase by Yarnnakarn; Vintage Large Vase; Flowering Cacti Print by Lulu & Georgia* (past season); Ridge Sconce by Cedar & Moss* (in Brass); Sled End Table by Noir from Wayfair*; Wildflower Print by The Marbles; Mod Hex Pull by Emtek* (in Satin Brass); Closet Inside Custom by California Closets* designed by California Closets designer Nicole Caswell and Diane Weber; Vintage Rug; Wood Floors by Mohawk for Wayfair* (in Beachwood).

Nightstands
When you have a smaller bedroom, scale the accessories accordingly. We placed more narrow and airy nightstands so that there was still a place for personal belongings but also made sure they didn’t take up too much space or visual weight in the room. I love how these brass nightstands offer structure but are still visually light. Also, there is something really precious about placing art in the nook or general area of a nightstand. It’s an extra fun detail for guests to discover.

P.S. See all house and studio posts right here!

Credits:
Reveal photos: Bethany Nauert
Progress photos: Lily Glass
Design: Cleo Murnane of Project M Plus and Joy Cho
Styling: Cleo Murnane of Project M Plus and Jonas Bergkvist
Architecture: Project M Plus
Construction: Boswell Construction

All furniture and materials sources noted within captions below photos. *Indicates an item that was designer discounted or gifted to us in exchange for coverage on Oh Joy. All opinions are my own. Please leave a comment if we missed anything you would like to know the source of!

15 comments

  1. Hello, Joy!
    love this deep blue beauty
    I am curious about the art placement- esp the Wildflower above the bed but distinctly on one side. I love it, and if you want to talk about this choice I am all ears. I realized I tend to presume symmetry is what the eye wants, so I love the asymmetrical placement here and how the eye can enjoy the blue color space and travel down to the bedside art. It really works to give a gentle dynamism in this small space, while being calmingly orderly. I also wondered if the windows/light/view influenced this choice.
    Thanks for the new ideas 🙂

    1. Hi Tina!
      Great question…so we actually placed another piece of art to the right of it after these photos were taken. But this print was placed not knowing that anything else would go besides it. Because the headboard is so rectangular, it felt too rigid to place another piece of art central right above it. But we loved this piece so much and knew it had a home here. So it was placed intentionally off-center to add some playfulness and break up the lines. The art piece that later got added is a more organic, sculptural wood piece!

      1. Thanks, Joy!
        I saw another view of this room on your instagram post- there was the looping wood piece, and the blue took on new look in the different lighting. So great! <3

  2. Oh Joy! You’re such a joy. This room is delightful! Dreamy, relaxing, soothing, contemplative. So special.

  3. Hi Joy! This is lovely! One q – did you think about painting the ceiling the same blue? If you did, what stopped you? Thinking of painting our bedroom chrome green from Benjamin Moore and have been toying with the idea to do the ceiling as well. But don’t want to make a horrible mistake! Thank you.

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