Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Ready for Guests?


Susan Palma -- My favorite bedroom EVER






During the summer we're more likely to have guests staying at our house. To be prepared, I'm thinking about what I need to have ready. Obviously, nice linens should be on the bed and in the bath. Here are some of my thoughts.  

*  A bench at the foot of the bed for luggage, or a luggage rack

*  A travel size iron and ironing board

*  A travel size clothes steamer

*  Both a local magazine and general interest magazines

*  A carafe or bottled water

*  A memo pad and pen

*  A lamp on a nightstand

*  A bud vase with a pretty bloom

*  A nice scented candle

* A tray large enough to hold a carafe or bottled water, the bud         vase, and the memo pad and pen

Do you have suggestions?  And what of these rooms?  I'd be thrilled to stay in any of them.  They are some of my favorite bedrooms from my Bedrooms Pinterest Board.  To see more, go here.
  



24 comments :

EKM said...

a power strip for their ipad/laptop/phone etc. near the bed but hidden but accessible. then maybe your wifi password? you could just have it on a card?

Raina Cox said...

You treat your guests like royalty - I love that!

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

Oh yes I'm ready!! But not with the iron and ironing board! These are beautiful photos...and the linens are mostly the reason I love them so much. I love fine linens. How fun to have guests over!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

You know how to treat your guests!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I love those rooms. I would add an alarm clock to the list.

Nancy said...

I love this. Such a wonderful hostess you will be! I want to hang 2 fresh cotton white robes on the back of the BR door as well. (Ikea $20@). Some hotels have ipads in their rooms! I saw ipads at the pedicure stand when I got my toes done this week! Technology is everywhere!
xo Nancy
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Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Jennifer, I require a television. Don't worry, I won't stay for more than 9 days.

Stacy Curran said...

I will come too!!! Lov e this post :)
Stacy

Andrea said...

Now I know where I'll be staying next time I'm in Dallas, haha! All of these bedrooms are so beautiful, and the one by Susan Palma is simply exquisite. We will have a blue and white guest room as well, and I'm torturing myself trying to find the perfect fabric....

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home said...

i'll be right over!

home before dark said...

Hmmm, yes. I call my favorite local hotel and make reservations. Having an ongoing, pervasive home remodel project going on does have its rewards!

emilie said...

These rooms are gorgeous! I would be more than happy to stay in any of them! And great guest room suggestions--thank you for sharing. Perhaps another suggestion would be a pretty basket with a nice eye mask, ear plugs, and some travel size toiletries?

Suburban Charm said...

I could move into any of these rooms...they are all just beautiful! I like to keep a fine quality throw in the room as I have stayed in homes where the AC is cooler than I am used to and I get chilly in the middle of the night. Keeping an extra blanket in the guest room closet would be another option.

Kathysue said...

I would love to stay in any of the above rooms. I make sure they have magazines of interest, an alarm clock, towels in the room. I also have a basket of things like tooth brushes, lint brushes, deodorant, you know things they might have forgotten. Extra blanket. A trick I do on the sheets and pillow cases is run a softener sheet along the edge of the sheet once the bed is made, you know the part that you turn over and also along both sides of the pillow. I love to have guest here.
Kathysue

Karen Albert said...

Jennifer I know that guests would love any of these rooms, I do!!

2013 Designers Series
xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Katie Clooney said...

Great list of "must haves" for the guest room. If I stayed in one of these guest rooms they would have to consider me a permanent resident after the first night!!

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

Excellent suggestions and such pretty pictures - I would never want to leave such luxurious accommodations!! xoxo

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

Thanks so much for the ROWAN mention, you darling woman!!!! I want to curl up in each of those beds...and I never thought of the iron idea. So many brilliant other tips too!

The enchanted home said...

What a beautiful post...and looks like you thought of every thing. I think the touches like a small carafe with a water bottle, that days newspaper and a few mags that they would like are nice touches.

Also if you know there is a particular snack or two they might like and I always make a pretty little basket in the bathroom filled with various toiletries, I always think of how I want to be treated as a guest!

Renée Finberg said...

i am just tickled pink every time i see wallpaper.

i am so happy it's back
in a BIG WAY!!

i want the clock on the
'made by girl' night stand.

xox


Fran said...

With those images, I certain am ready for guests. Our au-pair is coming in a month and I am in a scramble to get the guest room all ready. BTW, I love your blue and white shop and posted about it today on my blog.

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Beautiful post...love all the pretty colors!

Junell said...

Great post! Tobi Fairley had some great ideas from her Design Camp. 2 I have adopted that are big hits- separate bath mat for each guest so they will have a dry one & a Card in the room with Internet Connection Info & Guest Password. Love company!

Must Bring Buns said...

Fabulous post, Jennifer! These guest rooms are all so stunning, however my favorite is the room by Christina Murphy - I would love to have that blue/white guest room in our house! I actually published a post on preparing for house guests a couple of months ago, and think you'll get a kick out of it! :) Here's the link: http://mustbringbuns.blogspot.com/2013/03/knock-knock-how-to-prepare-for.html

XO, Bren

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