For a city son retreating to a country home away: Nancy and her husband Jim recently moved to the dream home of their retirement in rural upstate New York, a cozy cottage fit for visiting children and growing grandchildren. While the majority of the house was beautifully decorated, her son's guest-bedroom was left feminine and barren that doesn't match the rest of her stunning and well-loved house. The only thing she wanted to keep in the room was a vintage Adirondack poster with fire-engine-red deck chairs, tall deep green trees, and a bright blue river running through it. Color-scheme set, all it took was some creativity and finding some special pieces to make her grown son feel as cozy in the guest room as he did as a kid.
By B: Sallow yellow walls transformed with a cool blue replacement cascading up towards the ceiling. From a feminine off-white metal bedframe to a rustic yet chic headboard, a coat of shiny lacquer black paint and cherry wood planks anchored onto the wall is the perfect redux, anchoring the charcoal gray linens and jewel-toned, patterned pillows. A soft camel-leather ottoman sits above a room-sized deep green rug that is an ode to a pine forest. I found circular birch tree bark the perfect circumference for the too-basic white lamp-shades, adding a bespoke touch to the space. Rattan chairs and an antique fan make a cozy corner for reading or to hang a suit coat.