Guest Bedroom Ideas
When I’m not shooting a wedding or families, I’m decorating my home. I can’t afford to hire a professional so the only way I can get what I want is to do it myself. First and foremost, for this to be successful, you have to have a true passion for it. Hopefully, this guestroom will be an inspiration to you or at least an encouragement to get started.
Just to let you know, I always start shopping at the least expensive store and then work my way up. I find all of my decorations at the following places: Ross, HomeGoods, Kirkland’s, Target, Hobby Lobby, TJmaxx, Marshall’s and Steinmart.I looked everywhere for bedding and couldn’t find anything that I fell in love with so I ordered this particular one from Soft Surroundings online. The bedskirt was one I already had (Steinmart)I love using the “unexpected” on my walls. I screwed in a small picture hanger on the back and randomly placed them on the floor first. Once I got it the way I liked it, I hung it! LOVE TEXTURESMost of the walls in my home are “white-white” (flat) so that I can add a pop of color and change my decor. This is much easier than repainting every time I change my color scheme.It’s very rare that I like the knobs that come with my furniture so I make a trip to Hobby Lobby on the week they have their knobs for 50% off and save a ton. It really personalizes the furniture with the decor.
Over the past 13 years, I bet I’ve painted this armoire 6 different colors. I store a small tv with movies for the grandchildren to watch their favorite movies when they visit us. Every green plant you’ll see me use is artificial; as long as it looks real. (I am the worst at keeping real plants alive) I use lanterns for everything but candles. Here, I’ve got my collection of seashells displayed.Again, artificial greenery and more seashells displayed on a cake platter. Underneath, I used two very old books that belonged to our family decades ago.This bedroom is so big I had enough room to add a small sofa for my guests to relax on or just sit their “stuff” on during their visit. (This use to be in my photography studio but I didn’t want to get rid of it.) Before getting rid of something, see if it can be used in another room for a different function and don’t be afraid to change the paint colors. These end tables and the legs on this sofa use to be silver. Now that I’m using a touch of brass in my house, I spray painted the tables and hand painted the legs.
As soon as Taylor and Joey arrive at The Mackey House, you can see and feel the excitement through those two and their wedding party. The guys have this awesome “mancave” and the girls have a “princess-like” suite to relax in and begin to transform themselves into the picture perfect wedding party Taylor has always dreamed of having on her wedding day. As the caterers, florist, DJ, and wedding planners are doing their part, I, as the wedding day photographer, am on the move capturing every special moment taking place.
Taylor and Joey brought their “A” game on hiring the following vendors for their spectacular wedding day celebration:
Photography: Jerina Mac Photography ,Florist: John Davis, Caterer: Southern Graces, Venue Location: The Mackey House, Officiant: Devin Strong, DJ & Wedding Coordinator: Dave Gibson
This athletic couple met through mutual friends and started to realize sports was just one of many things they had in common. Joey was playing baseball at Armstrong University and Taylor had just transferred to Armstrong to play soccer. What better place for Joey to propose to Taylor than the first place they met…the baseball field.
How They Met
Brett and Andrea both worked at CVS Pharmacy for two years. They developed a friendship and later turned into a romance. It was like a light switch turning on and both knew they belonged together.
It was December 13, 2015. Andrea’s mother had come to visit before Christmas. Andrea LOVES Christmas and of course, she already had her tree up and decorated. Andrea and her mother had been Christmas shopping all day and when they got back home, they walked in, Andrea said,” Brett, look at the Christmas decoration mom bought for the apartment. It’s so cute!” He hesitated to answer but then said, “I bought a Christmas decoration today too.” Andrea was in shock! Brett never bought Christmas decorations…ever. He proceeded to tell her that it was on the tree. So they went over to the tree (he did so great…he even put the ornament low so he could get down on one knee.) It was a crystal angel ornament with its hands in the praying position and on the hands was an engagement ring.
Photography: Jerina Mac Photography Venue: Tybee Wedding Chapel Florist: Kato Floral and Design DJ: Savannah Events Cake: Baker’s Pride Officiant: Jack Boylston Caterer: Simply Southern Wedding Coordinator: Bonnie Kaar/ Savannah Events Hair/makeup: Enchanted Salons