It was the red-headed step-child of the house.
No offense to red heads.
Our guest bedroom was an ugly hodgepodge of things we accumulated over the years.
A rug and chair I found at a garage sale in 2008.
A Pottery Barn dresser and sleigh bed I purchased from a college student on Craigslist when I moved to Tampa a decade ago. (For a total of $350, this was a steal, even back then.)
A metal decoration above the bed that a neighbor had given to us before her husband was deployed to Germany.
A comforter and sheets that were hand-me-downs from my mother.
A nightstand that I bought at TJ Maxx when I was in law school.
None of the items went well together, but it didn’t matter because they did the job. As my husband and I toyed with the idea of putting our home on the market, we didn’t want to invest time or money redecorating a room in a house we would ultimately move out of.
This attitude changed when we decided to stay put in our home.
I was never going to walk past that room again and cringe.
With the help of Alexis Simpson and Stacie Morrison, the masterminded ladies behind Establishment Home, I was able to easily refresh the guest room without going crazy or breaking the bank.
Alexis, Stacie, and I were college sorority sisters at the University of Florida in Gainesville. We were in the same pledge class and lived in the sorority house with 60 of our other closest friends for two years in a row. Alexis and Stacie always had an eye for fashion and interior decor. Their rooms were among the best decorated in the house and they were always on top of the latest fashion trends and styles.
As background, Establishment Home is an online store that offers one-of-a-kind and specially curated home decor, art, and gifts for a well-layered home. Inspired both by growing up on the coast of Florida and raising a family in the South, Alexis and Stacie share a love of contemporary and vintage decor.