Guest Blogger Before & After: Camila From High-Heeled Foot in the Door

Please welcome Camila of High-Heeled Foot in the Door!!! :)
Hi Pure Style Home readers,

Me and Lauren go back a long time. I think I’m actually the first non-family member to ever comment on her blog! Since then we’ve become great friends  and everyday I wish that she lived closer to me! I of course jumped at the chance to guest blog and be in Lauren’s neighborhood (virtually speaking) for the day.

 High-Heeled Foot in the Door

I’m so excited to be here showing you a little before and after that recently took place in my own home. During our many talks me and Lauren came to realize how close we are design wise. We share many of the same beliefs when it comes to decor even though I tend to go more bold & bright in my color picks the basics are the same.

Here is a before picture of the guest room in my home. When we first moved in I had found a paint color I loved and simply painted the walls, added left over furniture from around the house and eventually put some window treatments in place. Ah bad decorator I know!

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As other rooms got finished in the house I finally set my eyes on finishing this room.  Because the paint was relatively new I decided to keep that as is. This helped the re-vamp process, because I didn’t need to prep the wall again, prime print.

It now looks like this and is waiting for Lauren to come and stay in it!


It’s a multiple purpose room with a small office area and a trundle bed with pillows  made Roberta Roller Rabbit napkins! The massive bulletin board was another DIY project that was made from supplies from Home Depot.


Like Lauren I believe every room needs a little greenery and in this case I decided to go with some sunny sunflowers.


Storage boxes are piled up top for my office supplies. My individual craft storage cubes got a unified built in look by adding a wood countertop that I stained yellow.


I didn’t want the walls to be too busy.  So I placed some token pieces on the wall in a very organic manner. No measuring here!

One of the crucial elements to the room that helps tie in my introduction of yellow are my DIY striped curtains.


The room encompasses everything I love, is simple and chic and feels very much like me all essentials for good design according to both myself and Lauren .

I hope you enjoyed getting a glimpse into what happens over at High-Heeled Foot in the Door!


What a fun fresh happy modern space!!  I love the color scheme & all of the cheerful touches. (One of my favorite being the turquoise beads on the white gourd lamp-  just perfect!!!)  Camila, than you so much for walking us through this beautiful happy space of yours!!! :)  Hope you all enjoyed!!



Acanthus and Acorn said...

It Rocks!!! Clever, savvy and pretty...need I say more. Lauren thanks for sharing and I do hope you get to stay there one day!

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

Ahh! This room makes me SOOO happy. It must be impossible to have a bad day there. FABULOUS job!

pve design said...

Having had the pleasure of meeting Camila, that room matches her sunny little self! She radiates lightness, and sparkle! What fun colors...on this wintry gray day.

Erika Ward said...

I love the color combos and the white curtains. The whole ensemble is playful and fresh!

Tricia said...

It is beautiful! How I wish I was brave with bright and cheery. Great job and thanks for sharing it with us.

Susie @ Maddie G Designs said...

Great before and after! Thanks for sharing!

simply seleta said...

Ah. Mazing. It might sound strange, but I plan to look at this room a few more times today - it makes me that happy!!


Peggy and Fritz said...

I love bright colors and never do it myself but always appreciate someone who can be this bold. How fun it would be to work in this office as well as wake up - it screams sunshine and happiness. Great transformation.

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Oh thanks for all the sweet comments.

The color is really bold. Me and my husband picked it because it screamed happiness to us. I'm not going to lie I considered re-painting it many times, but then just decided to stick with my guns.

Pantone declared Turquoise the color of 2010 so I think I was ahead of the trend. Plus turquoise goes with so many other colors if I ever tire of the yellow I can swap to a shade of red.

If any of you feel the need to paint I'm actually offering a paint give-away on my blog today.

Hope you come on over to my neighborhood and say hello!

Annie Wilcox Designs said...

I love the room and staining the furniture is a great idea, they come in so many colors you can
not go wrong. Love, love, love, the napkins for pillows, already measures for you...good thoughts.

Emily A. Clark said...

I loved this space when I saw it on her blog. The striped curtains are the best and I like the contrast that sihouette provides.

LindsB said...

I love this room- I could get so much work done in here because it is just bright and cheery! The striped curtains are my favorite, I need to make some like that for my bedroom asap.

Lovely Little Nest said...

One of my favorite spaces! The color combination is unique, and all of the furniture and textiles are so fresh and modern. Great feature! :)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful fresh color combo! Big smiles on this....happy Wednesday!

Angie said...

Love the vignette of the day bed with the bulletin board and the great bright pillows. The lamp with the beads is my favorite. Have you ever thought about changing the overhead fan to a more modern chandelier?

Living It At Home said...

This room is so fresh and inviting! I love the colors!

Living It At Home said...

This room is so fresh and inviting! I love the colors!

alison giese Interiors said...

Love Camila, and love her fresh and happy room! So glad you featured her!

Tina said...

Hi Camila, your guest room makeover is just gorgeous! I love the wall colour with the crisp white furniture, it is so fresh and inviting! I am not at all surprised, as one of my favourite posts ever was your Mum's kitchen makeover that you did a while back. You are so talented and it was lovely seeing you as a guest blogger for Lauren. Wishing you a happy day ~ Tina.

Anonymous said...

Love those yellow horizontal striped curtains!!!!

kayce hughes said...

so beautiful! I have the same white lamp from home depot!

Cristin // Simplified Bee said...

It is gorgeous!!!


Anonymous said...

This is great!! How fresh and cheery and "I want to be in there"! You did good!!!

Sara said...

Just wanted to say that I love reading, Lauren! YOur home and ideas are beautiful.

And I'm a big fan of Camila's as well - LOVE this room.

The Bed Lady said...

Love it, Love it, Love it... I'm always talking out "color" and not being afraid to have fun on my Blog. Thanks for the before and after, it shows it can be done with just a little imagination.
Cathy Campbell - The Trendy

bazaarofserendipity said...

She did such a good job on her office! and she has the greatest blog!!!

Silvia C said...

Wow..that is amazing. I absolutely love, love, love the color scheme.

Katie @ Noodle and Boof said...

LOVE her! Love that room!!

Judy said...

Love your blog...and this is a great before and after! I'll go and check out High Heels at her blog too! Thanks!

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

I like all the creativity involved in this room...and that blue color is great! :)

Jen Ramos

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

What a lovely bright space to work in. You don't see turquoise paired with yellow as much as with red or orange, but I really like it.

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Maria Killam said...

The hot colour of the moment! Love it!