Combine a Guest Bedroom and Home Office in Style

Guest bedroom and office, designed by Kristin of The Hunted Interior blogThis week, we’re excited to feature bedrooms from some of our favorite design bloggers, all featuring some of our newest bedding items. Kristin of The Hunted Interior is an interior designer with a knack for finding treasures. She loves to mix patterns and colors for a collected look, and we’re delighted to showcase how she’s made over her guest bedroom so it does double duty as an office!

With all of our busy lives and more people working from home, as an Interior Designer and a homeowner myself, I am constantly asked to incorporate multiple tasks into various spaces. Two of the most common spaces that seems to get combined together are the guest room and the office. We are currently in the process of completing this in our own home as I run my design business as well as my blog, the Hunted Interior, from our home.

The trick on combining these spaces together is to complete the look so neither of the two takes over the space. When you are working, you don’t necessarily want to feel like you are in a bedroom… and when guests arrive, they do not want to feel like they are sleeping in between the printer and the filing cabinet. It’s nice to incorporate the two spaces into a calming multipurpose space.

Guest bedroom and office, designed by Kristin of The Hunted Interior blog

For our home, we utilized our daughter’s old daybed as it is a great option for this room scenario. As the space will be an office the majority of the time, the daybed can act more like a sofa. I choose to use the Audree Pom Pom Quilt in Gray on this bed as it takes on a more tailored look. This gives the bed a more sofa like appearance with the lack of a full duvet. It also stays in place better thanks to the weight of the quilt.

Add tons of pillows to a daybed to balance out the depth

When using a daybed as a sofa, it is important to pile on the pillows as it is so deep. I mixed the coordinating Audree Pom Pom Euro Shams and Ticking Stripe Euro Sham in Black with multiple velvet and linen pillows to finish the look.

A tufted cocktail table gives the daybed even more of a feel of a sofa

Adding a tufted cocktail ottoman to the furniture arrangement also helps to reinforce the seating area feel.

When our guest arrives, we simply remove the decorative pillows and pull back the quilt to reveal a luxurious Guest Room.

Pretty bedding is a treat for house guests

Audree Pom Pom Quilt from Ballard Designs

Creating a multi purpose space does not have to feel forced. With a little thought into how the space needs to function, you can easily blend the two together with gorgeous results.

Rich, purple velvet throw pillows

Stay tuned to the Hunted Interior to see how the rest of this space turns out.

Thank you so much, Kristin, for sharing this space with us!

 For this post, Kristin received the following bedding pieces, but all opinions stated are her own:

Find more bedroom inspiration by following our Bedroom Pinterest Board, or browse our photo gallery to see recent looks from our catalogue.

Caroline McDonald

Caroline lives for pairing together patterns, mixing furniture styles, and oogling over our newest furniture pieces. As you can imagine, her little 1920's craftsman is in a constant state of flux. Here on How to Decorate, it's her goal to help you turn your home into your own little slice of paradise.


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    Lindsay Boudwin

    July 29, 2018

    I am also wanting to know where the bed is from.

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      Caroline McDonald

      August 14, 2018

      I’m so sorry, but I don’t have any information about this bed!

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    June 25, 2016

    I see the guest aspect … where is the office?

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    June 25, 2015

    Where is the bed from?

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    March 11, 2015

    Also wondering where the rug is from.

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    April 12, 2014

    Hi! Room looks great! Love the rug — can you say where it is from? Thanks!

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    March 20, 2014

    Hi! Love the room. Where is the rug from? Thanks!

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    Erika at BluLabel Bungalow

    February 18, 2014

    Trying to figure out how I can be your next overnight guest. Those linens are glorious!

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    February 9, 2014

    This room is so beautifully put together. I love the layout and curtains drawn to one side as well as the layers of white with accents of colour.

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    Kimber Thompson

    February 7, 2014

    It looks so terrific, Kristin. Love it!

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    Gwen, The Makerista

    February 6, 2014

    So beautiful! That pom pom quilt is playful, yet neutral enough to not be too feminine. I can’t wait to see more!

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    February 6, 2014

    Love the day bed idea, however, it would have been nice to see the entire room.

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    February 5, 2014

    Love this. What does it look like in its OFFICE configuration?

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    February 4, 2014

    It’s really lovely, but I missed the office part I think … ?

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    February 4, 2014

    This guest bedroom/office is perfection. We attempted this look in our last apartment and the functionality was great! The color combination and entire look is absolutely gorgeous!

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    February 4, 2014

    You really have a talent for creating eclectic beauty. I love the mirror and the little pop of plum in the pillow. Nice work!

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      Kristin Jackson

      February 6, 2014

      Thank you Julie!

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    cassie {hi sugarplum}

    February 3, 2014

    I love love love this space, and that bedding is gorgeous! Kristin is the master-stylist!

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      Kristin Jackson

      February 6, 2014

      Thanks Cassie!!

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    February 3, 2014

    Love how you’ve combined styles here, without it looking hodge podge or out of place. Well done, and so lovely!

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      Kristin Jackson

      February 6, 2014

      Thanks Andrea!

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    February 3, 2014

    That room looks gorgeous! And it is so inviting as well!

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      Kristin Jackson

      February 6, 2014

      Thanks Sherry!

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    Emily Clark

    February 3, 2014

    Kristin, It all looks beautiful–and comfortable! I love the pom-pom quilt.

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      Kristin Jackson

      February 3, 2014

      Thanks Emily!!