A Welcoming Guest Room

September 9th, 2014

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Last week I shared the coral and aqua guest room I put together for the Nevada house. Together with my parents, we’re hosting a family reunion this Christmas so I’m getting a jump start on making the house a soft place to land for our holiday get together. 

guest room pillows cg

As part of the BHG Live Better Network, today I’m sharing some additional ideas for making a guest room welcoming by adding a few thoughtful amenities for when guests are staying in your home. I think the best way to approach making guests comfortable is rather simple, just consider what might be included in a nice hotel room!

The obvious necessities are cozy linens and lamps to illuminate. An alarm clock is a practical accessory as well, also some extra space to place a phone, sunglasses, and keys which is why I love the pullout top on these petite chests. It’s kind to provide your WiFi password so they can logon to check email, etc.

alarm clock on nightstand


Extra keys and tissues are a thoughtful perk, a spare set of house keys for your guests allows them to come and go on their own time.

extra keys


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September 8th, 2014

Hello friends! How was your weekend? I spent mine in San Francisco, Saturday was a glorious early fall day and we took a long leisurely stroll under blue skies through some of our favorite neighborhoods, really lovely! I’m kicking off this week with a belated edition of ‘Best of the Blogosphere’, enjoy these inspiring projects and spaces. 

Tour a beautiful master bedroom makeover at The Handmade Home, I love that green bed and those agate pulls!

master bedroom handmade home


Build a pin leg plywood table with a step by step at Homemade Modern.

pin leg plywood table


Use different size painted metal buckets to create unique storage on your wall, consider something similar for your garage, kid’s rooms, or mud room. via HomeStory.

metal bucket storage


Find out how to add button tufting to your IKEA sofa cushions to give them a tailored look with tips from Oh Everything Handmade.

ikea tufted sofa


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