Nearly five years ago we can home to our three bedroom home with the final piece of our family puzzle. We were complete. But we quickly realized with two work from home parents, all of our family out of town, kids that apparently carry a ton of baggage, like literal baggage from room to room, we needed more space.
So we built the home we are in now for a guest room. Because with a guest room all things would be solved. Like parenthood in general, right when you figure out what you are doing, they go and switch things up. The moment we moved into this house, our girls moved into one bed. Figures.
Somethings Got to Go
My Guest Room Office
So here we are with a four-bedroom home and only two bedrooms get used. One of the two literally just houses all the stuff we need to donate. After watching an episode of Marie Kondo I did what any sane person would do and I got rid of everything in the room. It didn’t bring me joy. The guest that came and stayed maybe 10 nights a year, they brought me joy, but dedicating a whole room didn’t.
I love small spaces and love spaces that have multiple functions. Until I can convince my family its time to sell everything and move into a cool loft or RV, I am going to practice on the spaces I have.
- Studio: Somewhere clean with open space to be able to shoot when I need to. I am so used to cleaning up corners to shoot that having a space ready to go would be magic.
- Office: I can comfortably do conference calls, videos as well as work, write, think, have corp meetings with my tyrant bosses aka B and C.
- Guest Room: A place for friends and family to crash while in town. Not too much to ask right?
- Storage room: Between props, products to shoot, paperwork, and equipment I actually have a ton of stuff that needs to be stored and not thrown in a closet under the stairs.
So clearly working with 300 square feet this should be easy to do, right? I went back and forth on kind of “bed” to have in there.
Furniture Staple: The piece that ties it all together
- Futon: Can’t even fathom having adults in my life sleep on a futon. If past college-aged, not acceptable.
- Sofa: So many pretty couches. But they don’t offer much in terms of guest accommodations. Lacks function.
- Daybed: Without trundle twin maybe full, but full, took up too much space. Still felt like a trundle wasn’t appropriate for adults. Queen daybeds were massive.
- Sofa Bed: Now, to be honest, I haven’t seen one of these in decades. Like two decades. But they made the most sense. Plus the kids love to sleep on them when we travel.
Knowing this was my space and I didn’t need to get other opinions I decided to go away from my traditional neutral themed rooms. I wanted bold. Also knowing how much I love my Joybird sectional I knew I would be choosing a Joybird sleeper sofa.
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Decisions are kind of my thing. I can make them quickly and rarely regret them. Well, when I saw the Braxton Sleeper Sofa I knew it was the one. I loved the structure and shape. Plus I loved that it was tufted with mid-century vibes.
It arrived promptly for custom made furniture and like always set up in the room and ready to go. Why can’t life always be this easy? I got to work putting the room together. I still have details (and paint) to finish but I had to share because it’s amazing. The fabric is so soft. The sofa looks polished. And we had our first guest and they couldn’t get over how comfortable the mattress was. This is not the sofa bed you remember from your childhood vacations.
Check out my other Joybird sectional here