The Francis Files
A Moody Dark Brown Guest Bedroom Refresh
May 25, 2023 - Written by Kevin O'Gara
This project was produced in partnership with Clare Paint.
I recently gave the guest bedroom a moody, sophisticated refresh thanks to Clare paint's Coffee Date dark brown paint color. Going dark with a small space is one of my favorite ways for the room to actually feel larger, the design more intentional, and the result much more chic! I love the dark brown study in my Telfair Circle Residence so much, so once I saw the paint sample for this color from Clare I knew it would really upgrade this room. Inspired by English designers who layer color and pattern so well, I had a custom blue toile headboard made (now available on my website!) and sourced cream sconces, scalloped pillows, and a vintage ship oil painting to hang above the bed.
Unfortunately, I had to paint over my tropical wall mural I created for this space several years ago, but I'm so happy with how this refresh came out and grateful for Clare's incredible zero-VOC and GreenGuard Gold certified wall paint, which made it easy to get this room painted in just one day. See the rest of the design details below!