Blog Cabin 2012: Guest Bedroom Pictures

A cozy suite, tucked away on the second floor, boasts a Maine-inspired "lodge living" design theme selected by online voters.

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Photo By: Frank Murray

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Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Jason Kisner

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A hand-loomed cotton rug anchors the guest bedroom, where the ceiling follows the pitch of the roofline. Dusty gray walls allow vibrant colors and textures to take center stage.

A queen-sized bed, fashioned from recycled, sun-dried ashwood pallets, is dressed in layers of soft, cozy fabrics. "We really liked the simple lines of the bed," says Good Housekeeping market editor Laura Eckstein. "It's a great base for any of the bedding that would go on top of it."

A cross-leg nightstand provides tabletop surface to display a rustic-chic lamp, vintage-style alarm clock and a quiet bouquet of wildflowers.

A writing surface extends from the nightstand, should a guest prefer journal- or letter-writing in the late evening.

Lending a comforting, cabin-like aesthetic, a distressed fireplace mantel finds a home on the far wall. "It gives the room a more lived-in feel," says Laura. "I think that creamy white color looks really good against the gray wall."

A vintage-style dresser with batten-board detail and cedar-lined bottom drawers looks as if original to the home. The low-profile furnishing tucks perfectly under the sloped ceiling.

Lodge details are doled out in small doses. A cuckoo clock makes a design statement without overblowing the modern lodge theme.

An antique vanity mirror perches above the mantel, while turned-wood candlesticks provide height and an interesting visual element. Pewter accessories were chosen to complement pewter-colored walls.

"The bed looks so inviting," says Laura. "All of the colors, the textures, the layering: It's not something that's totally expected and I like that."

A collection of oil lamps, purchased by the Good Housekeeping team at local antiques markets, creates an interesting sculptural element. "We were so lucky that the area had so many awesome antiques shops," says Laura. "We were looking for things that would reflect the vibe of the area and also the theme of lodge living."

Cast-bronze bookends express the design theme in a subtle way. Classic literature delivers color as well as a sense of permanence.


"We thought that it would be practical and pretty to have a storage trunk at the foot of the bed where you could stow extra blankets for guests if it's really cold," says Laura of a vintage-style, nail-head-trimmed furnishing.

Coat Hooks

"I love the hooks to the left of the bed," says Laura of a mango wood rack. "I love the idea that if I were staying there as a guest I could throw my towel, jacket or robe over there. Whatever I need is right there."

Guest Bedroom

"We were happy that fans chose 'lodge living' because it was our favorite look and it went really well with the surroundings in Maine," says Laura. "The finishes that we chose were meant to reflect that sort of feel and vibe and also the surroundings."

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