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My Favorite Room: Kelle Dame of Kelle Dame Interiors

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Today we have Kelle Dame of Kelle Dame Interiors here to share her favorite room.  Welcome Kelle!

Hello to all of you fabulous Cottage and Vine readers!!!

I'm Kelle, from Kelle Dame Interiors and I am very honored and excited to share my favorite room with all you! If you are one of my adored readers, you will probably recognize my favorite room, but there are a couple new things to talk about! I have added a couple special items that have made this room even more dear to my heart!

It's my Audrey Hepburn inspired Guest Bedroom and Work Space!!
This room has to function in several ways. It has to be a comfortable and inviting guest room, an inspiring creative retreat for myself, a place for sewing, and an office space. That is a lot to squeeze into a room that is no larger than 12 x 11 feet!!

And on a tight budget too!! I will admit this room is not yet complete...there is a lack of window treatments at the moment. Custom roman shades are in the making and the ugly blinds had to GO!!

 Including custom window treatments, this room cost no more than $1,800!

I stuck to a tight budget by finding some pieces at the thrift store and re-purposing them or fixing them up. Like the headboard for example. It was $5! All I had to do was make a slip cover out of black fabric and have my handy man attach it to the bed frame! Easy for me and easy on the budget!!

Comfy bedding is a must. There is no such thing as too many pillows in my book. That way your guests can have a choice between firm, soft, and medium-soft pillows. I love a collected over time look and mixing things up with store bought pieces and hand made pieces is how I like to achieve that look. 

I want my guests to feel comfortable, fabulous and spoiled rotten!!

Looking up at a spectacular light always makes me feel spoiled!!

And waking up to fresh flowers and the smell of coffee. What more can a girl ask for?!? 

Besides some minty candies in a dainty little dish!!

Another way to help people feel at home in your home is to surround them with beautiful and meaningful things. It lets them know that they are as much a part of your special home as they are a part of your life.

Another reason I love this room so much is because of the artwork. It's personal and meaningful and unique.  

The large abstract watercolor was painted by my daughter! Is there anything more fun than children's art??

The drawing of the woman was a master drawing I completed while in art school and the silhouette cutout is from one of my favorite little shops.

The round mirror is also very special...

....I purchased it from a dear friend's boutique and it happens to have my favorite quote by Leonard Cohen scribbled on it. It's a perfect reminder of the beautiful truth that nothing is perfect and it adds a fabulous touch of whimsy!!

As for my work space...

I get an inspiring little corner of the room.

I work on this little kidney bean shaped desk that I found for a steal for under $100!!

It's just the right size for the corner and has plenty of storage. I may still paint it, but the veneer is in great shape. We'll see if I get the urge to paint it soon! 

The desk also serves as a vanity for guests. I put the sewing machine away and voila! It's a little vanity!

My little nook is also surrounded by artwork and a collage of inspiring pictures, items, and quotes. It's not the biggest space, but I make it work!

So, there you have it. My favorite room! 

I loved sharing it with you and I hope you all love it as much as I do!

Thanks to Rene for asking me to guest post! It was fun and as always, it was a pleasure to be a part of her fabulous blog for the day!



Kelle, just between you and me, you might have strangers lining up at your front door to spend a night in that darling guest room ;)  You proved that with careful planning and thoughtful touches you can make any room a little haven.  Thanks so much for being my guest today!

Check out more of Kelle's work here.

Just in case you were wondering, the mirror quote reads:

"Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in."  Leonard Cohen


  1. That is a lovely guest room! And I loved that Bailey's coffee cup. I remember that cup and always wanted one. Would love to find one someday! Your guests must love it when they come and to visit. It's a great space!

  2. What a fun space, Kelle. And hear, hear on the "never too many pillows" stance! I'm sure your guests appreciate all of the time and thought you've put into the room!

  3. Kelle, all would be right with the world, if everyone had your spirit and sense of joy.

    I'd be a very happy and content guest in your beautiful room.

  4. Kelle, the room is gorgeous but I agree that you may have strangers lining up. Does anyone ever want to leave this space???

  5. where did you get the lamp shade with black edges?

  6. I love the room and that quote is wonderful!

  7. what an awesome room! i love the eclectic mix and the mirror is fabulous!

  8. Writing on a mirror....I really love that idea!!!

  9. Yep, count me in line as a tons of pillows and coffee in bed :)

  10. What a beautiful space. I love the pops of color and the way Kelle has used all this special personal touches. Any guest would feel very special here.

    Take care,

  11. Love, love the room and the workspace Kelle created!

  12. Love the gallery walls--and the homemade art!

  13. what a gorgeous room, i love the mirror, what a great idea xxx


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