Disclosure: I was compensated by eBay and Style Coalition for this post. But all Collections and general opinions are 100% mine.


Everyone always asks me what my favorite room in my house is.

Hmmm….that’s a hard one.

They are all my favorite….for different times and different places and different reasons.

But if I was going to a desert island and I could only choose one to go along for the ride…..

….the guest bedroom would have its day in the sun.


You can find it tucked away under the eaves of the attic…..at the end of the hallway….at the top of a narrow staircase.

It’s a room for dreaming.

It’s a room for sweet tea with lime.

It’s a room for inspiration and spring and sunshine and a good book…..

…..and a lazy afternoon.


The room kind of decorated itself.

I found a fabric and fell in love and added in milk glass and fresh flowers and down pillows and gingham chairs….

…..and topped it off with a little joy.

If you love blue and white and milk glass and rooms that were made for sweet tea…..

….here’s how to get the look.


I created a collection on ebay that is full of extra blue and white inspiration.

I found ideas from the room to recreate the look and some new fun finds that I plan on adding soon.

I love the blue and white striped fabric which is the perfect compliment to the blue and white polka dot at the end of the bed.

And the crest pillow?


Wouldn’t that look perfect tucked next to the pillows on the gingham chair?


Here’s a milk glass vase almost exactly like the one on the side table.  It makes the $5 bouquet of flowers from the grocery store look like a custom arrangement.

I added a blue and white striped bag on the wall hanging from a hook and hung shutters in a pattern on the blank wall.

It’s an easy and inexpensive way to create functional wall art.


Can you see why it’s my favorite?


Every glorious blue and white detail of it.

It’s a winner and it would never get voted off the island….

….you can bet your sweet tea on it. 🙂


If you are interested in what else I’ve been collecting with spring in mind…..

…..you can see the rest of my Collections….here.

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Disclosure:  I was compensated by eBay and Style Coalition for this post.

But all Collections and general opinions are 100% mine.

Please see my disclosure policy for more information.


  1. Image for Marisa Franca Marisa Franca

    If you invited me for a stay, I may declare squatter's rights and never leave :-) The room is beautiful. It reminds me of the sea and I love anything to do with the sea. I am always drawn to bodies of water, perhaps it is because of where I was born. I love your room and I'm off to see your collection. Have a wonderful day. Big Hugs!!

  2. Image for judy judy

    This may be the first time in my entire life, that I at 6:00am, I find myself wishing with all my heart, that a guest room is exactly where I wish to me, and if it looked like yours, I probably would stay for a long time. What a lovely way to say "welcome" to family and friends! You are so gifted!

  3. Image for Ruth Ann Anderson Ruth Ann Anderson

    Room is so inviting...where's the book ? At first I thought the shutter display was wallpaper..WOW you have been collecting them for a while...gives a sea side feeling..AND conceals the grate a little .. Yes,the vase of pink flowers/white vase gives the pop we are always looking for... What is written on the display above the bed?

  4. Image for Christel, Denmark Christel, Denmark

    KariAnne, I am totally, totally, totally in love with your shutter wall!!! And I envie you so! We don't use shutters in my country, but shabby chic shutters have become an "in" item that we import from France and Italy. Imagine, how that affects the price...!

  5. Image for JR JR

    Like everything you post KariAnne...inviting, beautiful and inspirational, just like you! Are you taking reservations for the guest room?

  6. Image for Donnamae Donnamae

    You know...that's my favorite room! My favorite part is the shutter wall...it's sort of mesmerizing. And then you add blue and white...so serene. So pretty...so unique! ;)

  7. Image for Heather {Woods of Bell Trees} Heather {Woods of Bell Trees}

    I love this room. When I see pics of your home, I really go back in time for a moment; I try to not long for a place from yesteryear but for a moment as I know I would be itching too hard to get to the country! I love that each room has its own personality.

  8. Image for Norma Jean Norma Jean

    Being a fan of blue and white, I adore this room. The shutters on the wall are pure genius! I remember reading somewhere that if you are using different patterns, it is important to keep them all in the same color scheme. Your guest room is a great example of how that works.

  9. Image for Regina Merrick Regina Merrick

    I love this room, love the colors, love the vintage feel, LOVE the shutter wall! But then, I love your whole house! :)

  10. Image for Pinky at Designs by Pinky Pinky at Designs by Pinky

    I love, LOVE that room. I want to be tucked under the eaves of the attic, in that chair, smelling the roses.......................SIGH!!!! Our guest room is also Blue and White and still a work in progress. I REALLY want those drapes, REALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Image for Dawna Dawna

    Love your blue guest room! and a wall of shutters! Who knew they could look so awesome ..... why, YOU of course! Have a wonderful day and thanks for sharing all your wonderful inspiration!

  12. Image for Kathie Kathie

    My Mother favorite colors where this same blue and white. It was everywhere kitchen, bathroom , bedrooms. When I left home I went towards reds and brown anything but blue. My kids are grown I am in a different house......and my bedroom and 2 baths are blue and white , my kitchen is about to go robins egg and yes I have my mother's milk glass as well. It has come full circle. My mother would have loved that drapery fabric.

  13. Image for Yvonne Yvonne

    Another perfect way to start my day by looking at your post. What a wonderful room. I'd never want to leave! I love blue/white anything and have used that combo throughout my home. I add some yellow and sometime a dash of red and that keeps me upbeat through the winter! The shutter wall is pure genius. Thanks for your daily inspiration!

  14. Image for Lynn in Florida Lynn in Florida

    I hereby dub your guest room "The Bonnie Blue Room! Pure charm, but I'd expect nothing less from you...you are southern charm personified, Karianne! I can picture a picnic in this room, on a blue and white quilt spread on the floor, the sunshine dappling the walls and the breeze blowing in through the open windows, with pink lemonade and pretty pink frosted cookies, and....oh, sorry....it's just that this room sets you to dreaming!

  15. Image for amy watson amy watson

    Your whole house is my very favorite house in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD!!!!! But girl I gotta tell ya, the day l saw your guest room, I think my heart skipped a few beats, it is just perfect, and I want to come visit you, but if I ever was to come for a visit, the twins would have to move over because l want to stay in THEIR room.....It is my little girl "dream" room...<3

  16. Image for Jill Wendt Jill Wendt

    Love, love, love it. Blue and white is always a classic color combination! You really know how to pull a room together. You amaze me with all of your ideas. Where did you get the gorgeous material for the drapes? I would love to buy a few yards.

  17. Image for Kris Kris

    Love this room. So inviting and sweet. I just redid my guest room too. How about I stay in yours and you come stay in mine!! Love the blue and white. So pretty. Kris

  18. Image for BrocanteuseRose BrocanteuseRose

    I love that vase I have one very similar. Also shutter love happening over here! :) Now about that sweet tea...

  19. Image for Sandra Ciaburri Sandra Ciaburri

    Your blue and white room is beautiful. I started mine last year. I'm missing the curtains and I just love yours. Where can I get them or the fabric? Thank you. Sandy

      1. Image for Sarah Sarah

        Found it! Have been looking for this for months! It's called 'Chloe' and it's from a company called Titley and Marr. Lovely fabric, but certainly hard to find in the US and none too cheap.

  20. Image for Sheryll & Critters. Sheryll & Critters.

    I am with you..... it sure is difficult to have to pick a favorite room in your gorgeous house. I have to admit to loving the blue and white one also. I am big time in love with blue and white bedrooms. I am trying to do mine with a soft blue and white....... but it is very slow going. Times like this, I wish I could blink my eyes and make it 'just be'.

  21. Image for Jeanne Jeanne

    I would love to know the name of that fabric used for the drapes and where you found it. That is what I'm looking for for my living room. The room is beautiful!

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