The terrace-level guest suite in the Sharps' home features what the couple consider a critical piece of design detail if space allows; a seating area which provides a space outside the main living area. "If they want to read or watch a program in private...they may not want to climb in bed."
A hand-tufted wool pile area rug in a muted, gravel-colored tone anchors the design of the HGTV Smart Home 2012 guest bedroom. One-of-a-kind artwork — digitally altered photographic prints — stands in place of a traditional headboard.
On the lower level of this modern Dallas home sit guest quarters with two bedrooms, each with a private bathroom. The concrete brick walls in this bedroom echo the aesthetic of home's exterior, drawing a link from the indoors to the outdoors.
Designer Ashley Yeates Lathrop created a peaceful guest suite for the homeowners' business and personal guests. To reflect the ocean views, she brings a soothing color palette into the space and then mixes cozy furniture with a few rustic pieces for a cottage look.
Once a neglected detached garage, this beautifully appointed guest suite retains its original idea through the installation of a garage door. A separate track allows for a barn door that encloses the guest bathroom. The bed takes advantage of the light and air from a bank of three large windows. Meanwhile, a petite kitchen area provides cabinetry and a sink, giving guests the essentials for a light snack. White walls and bedding give the space a clean, airy look and feel.
A custom garage door opens to a private balcony in this sleek, chic carriage house guest space, which once served as a detached garage. The suite is fully equipped for guests' comfort, including this private outdoors space that allows company to enjoy the property's pretty views.
This multi-purpose room has clever tricks up its sleeve. The space functions as a home office most of the time, but when overnight guests are in town, a Murphy bed comes down between the bookcases. Built-in cabinets double as office storage and sleek nightstands. If the room needs more floor space, the desk also flips up to be flush with the zebrawood millwork.
A custom desk topped by open shelving creates a functional corner in this Austin guest room. Dark woods team with neutral walls and flooring for a contemporary look that's also warm. Modern lighting and a punch of bright color complete the space.
A guest suite offers sleep space for two, a spot to watch to TV, a fully equipped kitchenette and private bathroom. Wood beams running along the vaulted ceiling offer a more casual take on the style of the main house.
These once drab walls and ceiling are now painted a dark navy blue in a semigloss finish. The dark color tones help temper the intense chartreuse paint of the adjacent guest room, while the bold-patterned Roman shade ties all colors together for a harmonious look.
The guest suite of the HGTV Dream Home 2012 offers its own private Juliet-style balcony, plus east-facing windows that stream light into the space. An antiqued steel and iron, marble-topped side table serves up refreshments picnic-style to complement the blue and white gingham carpeting.