So here's what it looked like before we moved in:
Here is a picture taken soon after we moved in and painted the walls. You can also see the bookcases when they were painted dark chocolate brown:
And here is a picture of how it looks now with the bookcases I painted here flanking the window:
Much better don't you think?
Here's a picture looking back towards the door:
Above the desk you can see the yard sale mirror I painted here and my seashell prints from here. Here's another angle of the seashell prints:
And a bit closer:
On the opposite wall from the seashell prints is another window. This area of the room is still a work in progress. I plan on getting rid of the small red bookcase and the white cabinet and replacing them with another piece of furniture that will fit the space a bit better. Maybe something long and narrow? We will see what I can find.
So that's how things are looking in the front/guest bedroom. We are slowly making progress. For now I really like how things turned out. One day I wish we can do something like this around the window:
That's how I envisioned things until we moved the bookcases to the window wall and I realized they were shorter than the window :o( Maybe one day we will get around to building new shelves, and if we do my mom has already claimed my ticking stripe bookcases :o)