Two twin beds are more versatile than a Queen.
H&H style editor Michael Penney chose a cheery shade of yellow for the second floor guest room. He found these beds at a Toronto thrift store for a cool $125 each, then painted them black for contrast against the custard walls. The wicker trunks were only $70 each — perfect for storing extra bedding and for guests to set their luggage on. And he swapped the teal drapes for raw linen ones that wouldn't compete with the floral shams and plaid rug. In this room, he tried to balance everything that's cute and pretty with pieces that are more sober and humble. Read more about decorating his second floor.
Read all about Michael's new house — including before shots and DIY projects — in his blog, tour through each floor on Online TV, see the full story in our June 2011 issue, and browse all before and after photos in the online gallery.