Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Aviary Guest Bedroom Tour

I have made a few changes in one of the guest rooms
and thought this a good time to share.

The iron headboards are fairly new.

I bought this hand painted Nest wood wall art
and the 2 bird bed pillows
 from Etsy quite a while ago.

The wall lamps and quilted shams are old PB.

The wooden cross is from Israel -
 a lovely house warming gift from my in-laws.


The large metal antique French cherub lamp
 is a recent auction win. 

The duvet covers and bed skirts are RL
 from his nautical collection some years back.

The wall colour is SW's "Khaki."

The wicker chair & pad is P1I.


This is just a simple bird-themed room,
 minimalistic in design and cozy to the soul.

(And waiting for you to come visit and fill our home with your friendship!)

All the wall art and pillows have birds on them -
 thus the reason we named this room "The Aviary."

 Yes, I name rooms and homes -
 I think I should like need to own a B and B!

It houses my mother's antique commode
 and my Aunt's chippy antique child's rocking chair-
 with her delightful needlepoint bottom.

She gave this to me the same year
as my daughter was born-
the daughter for whom she was named.

Eventually, of course, it is intended for her
but for now resides happily here with us.

I recently upgraded the blinds in here -
 these are 2" Hunter Douglas room darkening
 wooden shade blinds that lift and pull
 versus using a pulley system.

 I also dropped the crazy money upgraded
 to also have the wooden valance.

 I used to have plain linen drapes/curtains
hanging  from a white wooden rod in here
 but I am liking this simplicity for now.

 It's not fussy. 

That can be a good thing sometimes.

(Apologies for sharing this awful hazy. grainy photo- I just couldn't get a good pic!)

My "Faith" metal sign is a gift from my tea sister-friend MD
and my lovely collection of Jane Austin novels
 is a cherished Christmas gift from my wonderful husband.

As always, thank you so much for your visit!



  1. Michele, Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful Aviary Guest Bedroom. I love everything! The Nest Wall Art is so perfect in that spot with your lovely vignette and gorgeous French Cherub Lamp! The framed bird art pictures and pillows are so charming! I love the Antique Rocking Chair with the needlepoint bottom, wonderful family treasure! Thanks so much for the tour!


  2. Your aviary guest room is very peaceful looking. Your guests will never want to leave such a lovely room.

  3. It's beautiful Michele...and looks so calm and restful. you did a great job making this room.
    Love, Mona


  4. It all looks so pretty and fresh. .. yes, I promise to make my bed first thing.. Thanks for having me and supplying such a sweet space for me to stay in.:)

  5. Hi
    What a beautiful guest bedroom. Light and airy. Love the bird accents too.
    Betty @ My Cozy Corner

  6. Michele- The Aviary is just gorgeous. I love the sweet simplicity of it. You have done a great job pulling everything together and I love the soft, restful tones in the room. Love the blinds, too. I have a few rooms that still need them. xo Diana

  7. Michele your guest bedroom is very cozy and comfortable looking. I love the old rocker and the bird theme as well. I'm liking your HD blinds. I didn't know slat blinds could be room darkening. I'd love to have them for our bedroom and will look in these. Now. When did you say this room is available? :) Hugs. Pam

  8. Beautiful guest room! It is very calming and relaxing...Christine

  9. Love your Santos and that rocker, Michele! Such a comfortable looking room. I just got an iron headboard {and footboard} more on that when it arrives.

  10. (Have heard you drop the line about a B&B more than once. Are you kidding? Somehow I don't think so. My sister and I planned to open one, but could never get over the jitters. We had dear friends in the business so felt we had an inside look...still.)

    Love this room! Book me for the first weekend in whenever. =D

  11. This room looks so peaceful and serene. I could certainly be happy as a guest. Beautifully done!

  12. I enjoyed your tour Michele and your simple makeover. Sometimes that is the best and most relaxing of all and I always have to fight my inclination to overcrowd a room.
    I haven't been out visiting blogs this summer at all, so I'm glad I chose your welcoming guest room to be my first stop. I feel very welcomed with all your lovely treasures.
    I've been so busy, I don't know where the summer went, but with a sore back, I decided to really slow down and give myself an evening in blogland. I hope you've have had a nice summer and are well.

  13. The room looks sooo relaxing! The beds look comfy and the colors so soothing. Fabulous. I love that you named the room the aviary,... so fitting.

  14. Michelle,
    This room is so beautiful. I love the nest sign and all the pretty touches you did to the room. The room looks so cozy and peaceful. A nice stay for your guests.

  15. Oh yes, my kind of room to stay in for I love bird decor as much as flowery things. Your guest room looks cozy Michele and it would be delightful to come for a visit.
    I see it's almost time for lunch....I'll bring my favourite kind of tea to share with you.

  16. Your aviary themed room is serene and beautiful, Michele, and just perfect for guests. xo

  17. Beautiful, just beautiful, Michele! I am just loving everything about your guest room. I've enjoyed seeing all the rooms of your home this past week and all I can say is that you have exceptionally lovely taste! :O


  18. Michele, your guest room is very lovely and inviting. You have done a wonderful job of decorating.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Have a great week.

  19. It is a lovely and peaceful room...many cozy touches. Love that grandparents had one like that! :)

  20. What a BEAUTIFUL room! I simply love peaceful and serene! Sending hugs...

  21. What a wonderfully cozy room, Michele! You know I love the wall art of the nest and the birdie theme throughout. The rocker is darling! I would feel right at home in there. Thank you for sharing with us at my HOME and have a delightful weekend.


  22. Just lovely. What a comfortable place for your guests to enjoy! Love what you did to the windows too!

  23. It looks so lovely. I like the color you choose and the things you put in it are just beautiful.

  24. I love this theme. Well done! SO sweet.

  25. Beautiful Michele, love its simplicity and especially the nest picture. I would sleep there any night and would probably not want to get out of bed in the morning.

  26. very pretty room, michele, i esp. love that you included family and friends gifts:) happy weekend!

  27. I can easily imagine snoozing in this lovely room! It's simple but with all the right touches. We have turned down a few B&B's that were over decorated. You're all set! The guest houses we have stayed in abroad are often just a room in someone's home. I love all the birds of course, and that wonderful heirloom chair! (Thanks so much for your very nice praise over on my post. ;0))

  28. Oh My! This looks like such a calm and restful place to spend the night. I love the color!! :) I also love the Jane Austen touch! :)


  29. Beautiful! You really have such a classic decorating style, not too much, not too little -- I hope to develop such taste myself one day!

  30. What a welcoming guest room! It's light and airy and creatively decorated. Love it!

  31. This room is beautiful and so welcoming and I love the two twin beds. I would love to be a guest there.

  32. I love your pretty guest room! It's so bright and comfy looking! I could stay there for sometime.
    Have a great weekend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  33. Hello Michelle,
    You have done such a lovely job on your guest room! The colors and furnishing really create a soft, calm and serene room. I am sure your guests are delighted at the care you take of this space.
    (really LOVE your choice of paint colors!).

  34. Looks very restful and relaxing! Guests would love this room.

  35. How did your pie turn out?! I can't wait to hear how you liked it. Also, I forgot to ask what paint color and brand that is on your guest room. LOVE IT!

  36. Michele,

    What a beautiful room! I love the floral seat cushion on the rocking chair!

    Thanks so much for inspiring me and have a happy day!

  37. Michele your guest room is so beautiful and inviting!

  38. I love this room. What a cozy and welcoming room. The colors are soothing and warm. The vintage chair is a great addition to the space.

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  40. Any birdie would be so happy to land in your aviary Michele! And yes, you would be the best host of a B & B. You know that I love your bird theme! I also love the color of your Santos doll. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  41. Hello Michele, this is such a lovely, themed bedroom, so serene. I love that it is filled with these bird-themed items and things that have been gifted to you - it would be a blessing to be your guest. I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,


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