We stayed at the Ann Bean Mansion in Stillwater for our honeymoon. It's a gorgeous Victorian mansion with lots of rooms and the most delicious breakfast we've ever had. We loved our room and were super curious to see the other rooms. We asked the inn keeper for a tour (we didn't just barge in on people's rooms!) and got a big nugget of inspiration from this one:
The layering of patterns was a little much for us (Victorian in general is a little much for us), but look at the bed, it's diagonal to the room! Not that we've never seen a diagonal bed, Katrina actually had her bed on an angle in a downtown rental apartment a few years back, but we hadn't yet thought of it anywhere in our house.
We started wondering... what would the guestroom look like on the diagonal?
We took a good long look at the diagonal - longer than we thought we'd look. There's something decadent and lavish about wasting space for a bed. Since it's a guestroom we don't need to be efficient in our space and it actually lets the person on the right get into bed easier. In the end, we decided the room is just a little too small for it. The picture doesn't show it well, but there's a lot of awkward angles, no night stand on the right, and the bed is too close to the closet (out of frame to the right). Another few feet in each direction and it would be a different story. Unfortunately there's no other bedroom in which we could pull it off either. Perhaps someday we'll turn the hobby room back into a bedroom and try a diagonal bed arrangement again, but for now we'll just have to return to the Ann Bean Mansion for some decadence!
Which do you like better? We're going to try our first ever poll because they look so fun! Sorry in advance if it doesn't work...