Guest room styling with Cox & Cox

November 2, 2016

Guest room styling with Cox & Cox | These Four Walls blog

The ongoing redecoration of our house continues slowly but surely. I shared the makeover of one of our two guest rooms a few months ago, and now here’s a peek at the other, which we’ve finally managed to finish.

Even though this room is the bigger of the two, it’s a very odd shape as the former owners carved a corner out of it to form the master-bedroom ensuite. We’ve therefore kept the furniture very simple – just a double divan bed and a couple of bedside tables (one a reclaimed milking stool picked up at a flea market, the other a games table which Chris made as a Design & Technology project at school!).

Guest room styling with Cox & Cox | These Four Walls blog

Guest room styling with Cox & Cox | These Four Walls blog

Guest room styling with Cox & Cox | These Four Walls blog

We’ve used this room to display a collection of photography prints of 19th- and 20th-century Morocco which I picked up in Marrakech a few years ago. We therefore wanted to give it a bit of a North African theme, without going overboard and creating something which would look totally out of place in our otherwise minimal house.

Step forward Cox & Cox and its cotton ‘Maroq’ cushion, which combines pale grey, charcoal and soft pink. It was designed by House of Rym, a homeware label founded by Tunisian duo Rym Tounsi and Zied Youssef, who wanted to combine traditional North African handicrafts with a contemporary, Scandinavian-inspired aesthetic. The woven pattern is a modern interpretation of intricate Moorish tiling, and it fits perfectly into the scheme; there’s also a matching throw, which I’m very tempted to treat myself to!

Guest room styling with Cox & Cox | These Four Walls blog

Guest room styling with Cox & Cox | These Four Walls blog

Other finishing touches in the room include sheer curtains with delicate embroidery that looks a little like Moroccan pom-poms (we’ve also added a black-out blind behind them), a blown-glass bottle (another flea-market find), and a grey linen throw from The Linen Works. And, as with the other bedroom, I’ve added a few little treats to make guests feel at home – a scented candle, some relaxing pillow spray, a carafe of water, a choice of feather or fibre pillows (a must, as one visiting parent prefers one and another the other!), and a few magazines to browse.

Guest room styling with Cox & Cox | These Four Walls blog

Guest room styling with Cox & Cox | These Four Walls blog

So there you go – the finished room. The cat certainly seems to like it, but I’d love to know what you think…

All photography by Abi Dare

Cox & Cox kindly provided a free cushion for this post, but all words and opinions are my own. 

7 thoughts on “Guest room styling with Cox & Cox

  1. Harriet

    What a beautiful spare bedroom! There is something so serene about all the rooms in your home, it’s completely inspiring and makes me want to stock up on all the Grey linen!

    1. Abi Post author

      Thanks so much Harriet! I do like my grey – so calming. We all need a bit of serenity I think!

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