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This Awkward Guest Room Gets a Makeover to Become the Ideal Multifunctional Space

See This Awkward Guest Room Become the Ideal Multifunctional Space

While the idea of having a guest room is amazing in theory, the reality is the guest rooms tend to be a catch-all for random furniture, serve as storage, and sometimes double as an office. For this edition of Make It Over, we set to work transforming a guest room into a truly multi-purpose space — designed for everyday use as well as a being primo spot for hosting friends and family.

Anjelika Temple here, Brit + Co's Founding Partner and Chief Creative Officer, mom to toddler Anokhi with another baby girl on the way, and recently minted homeowner with an actual guest room! While it feels pretty darn grown-up to even have such a room, the reality is that we need way more than a pretty space for all of our east coast family members to crash.

The room itself is fairly large but sort of a funky long shape. The creative challenge was to figure out how to transform it into a guest room, den, workspace, *and* hidden storage area in one. I definitely took a cue from my 24-year-old-self-living-in-a-studio-apartment days to create a space that felt open and flexible, while still making space for camping gear, craft supplies, toys, and, of course, lots of plants.

The key to making this room gel was curating a mix of convertible furniture, choosing (and sticking to!) a color palette, and, the pièce de résistance, installing a custom vanity and closet. Follow along to see how the room came together, including all the shoppable goodies that bring the multi-purpose dream to life.

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And there you have it! A guest room, lounge, workspace, and storage area in one. Be sure to check out all of the amazing room makeovers in our Make It Over series.

Author: Anjelika Temple

Photography: Brittany Griffin

Production: Cassidy Miller and Kayla Haykin

Graphic Design: San Trieu

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