7.17.2012

Be Our Guest!

I went home to Fitzpatrick this past weekend for a party my Mom hosted and it got me thinking...I know, dangerous.  My Mom is a fabulous entertainer and hostess.  It's like her "thing". Fresh cut flowers in every room, each meal prepared and might I add, delicious.  I'm sure there may be some sleepless nights leading up to the weekend, but seeing her guests relaxing and enjoying their weekend is all so worth it.

So back to me thinking.  What are some things you can do to make your guests feel more welcome and at home?  I did a little research on what is the norm for most guest bedrooms. I even asked Taylor what he wanted in a guest bedroom. His answer? WiFi and an easily accessible plug near his bedside. We must stay connected at all times people!!

First a list of standard, more common items: 
-Reading Lamp- not only for reading, but if they need to get up at night in an unfamiliar room.
-Alarm Clock
-Waste Basket
-Fresh Towels/wash cloths
guest bedroom amenities-Closet Space 
-Notepad and Pen
-Mirror
-Plenty of pillows (soft and firm)
-extra blankets 

Now, a little less expected, but much appreciated:
-Luggage Rack
-Books/Magazines
-Fresh Flowers
-Bedside Water
-Chocolate/Mints
-Toiletries
-Television

And if you have room for these amenities, more power to you:
-Sitting Area 
-Coffee/Tea Bar
-Ironing Board/Iron


Here are some bedrooms that would be perfect for Guests. Notice how they are accessorized, but not cluttered. Give your guests room to unpack their belongings.


blue bedroom
Soothing colors like blues, creams and whites are always a plus.
Ina Garten Guest Bedroom
Ina Garten's Guest bedroom...I'd be her guest anytime!
White and gray bedroom
Chairs are always a plus and can double as a place to lay clothes/bags
white and gray bedroom
One of my favorite bedrooms
Michael S. Smith bedroom
Designer Michael S. Smith



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