Focusing on the guest room - keeping it light and calming, with white/very pale wall color, iron bed frame and overall gentle and inviting. This image is a bit too shabby-chic, but the basics are there.
I have had a couple readers ask what to do if there’s no mantle in the house at all. Specifically, how can you bring balance to a room without the mantle/fireplace as the anchor. In my last home there was no fireplace,.