Charleston-based blogger Kristin Chambless transformed her guest bedroom into a blue and white oasis using Sky Velvet fabric and Emma Sky curtain panels. Her goal was to create a soft, coastal escape for visiting friends and family. Follow along to see how she designed her vacation-inspired guest bedroom!
First off, tell us a little bit about yourself!
Hi there! Kristin Chambless here - I’m a Charleston, SC based lifestyle blogger, who’s been sharing my passion for color and feminine style since 2012. My blog COLORbyK.com covers my finds + perspective from fashion to travel to home decor. But most recently, I completed a full gut renovation of a historic home in downtown Charleston, so it’s been fun to share that process from demo to where we are now.
What does your home say about you?
I would say it reflects my love of color, texture, pattern and traditional design elements. I should also note - I’m so grateful my husband fully trusts my instincts and taste when it comes to our home. That support goes a long way and encourages me to take risks!
What was your vision for your guest bedroom?
I envisioned this space to be a little escape for our guests. I wanted a tried and true blue + white room, with nods of travel and vintage finds mixed in here and there for some depth and contrast. My husband and I spent many years living in South Florida, so it felt only fitting we would have a room in our home inspired by the tropics as a nod to our time spent there.
What inspired the bed design?
I wanted to repurpose what was a very modern, minimalistic poster bed we purchased for our previous home, which never felt quite right. Inspired by a few Designers I came across, but mainly this incredibly beautiful room (below) by Becky Nielsen Interiors.
Design by Becky Nielsen Interiors
I loved the way the fabric panels softened the frame, while adding some personality and pattern to the space. This felt like it was an attainable route/project I could execute on my own, so I went for it! Pepper Home was the perfect avenue to make that happen.
Kristin draped the canopy bed with 6 Emma Sky ring top panels.
What drew you to our Emma Sky and Sky Velvet fabric?
I loved the softness of the sky blue y’all chose for your collection! It was the perfect hue to play off of in this space, and ended up being the base of which I designed the rest of the room off of - from our paint colors to the coordinating bathroom wallpaper and details.
For those that might not know, how many yards of fabric did you need to create a king headboard?
5 Yards since this was a solid headboard. Most likely would have been more for a pattern.
Tell us a little about the other design choices in the room!
The surrounding elements are a mix of pieces I’ve had for years and repurposed in this space, along with new and vintage finds. From a gingham Society Social swivel chair I scored secondhand via Facebook marketplace to a vintage Henry Link dresser I sourced through One of a Find Charleston and had lacquered in a custom color. Fresh scalloped linens from the spring ‘22 Julia Berolzheimer x Pottery Barn collection, paired with designer fabric pillows. I adore a layered room that tells a story and is ever changing, and feel this room feels complete, but also has room to grow and shift as I continue to collect and tinker.