"Be My Guest"

I hope every one had a fabulous Father's Day weekend and had a chance to spend some time with dear ol' dad if possible. 
 
I was fortunate to spend the entire weekend with a friend of mine who was in need of a weekend respite.  I was happy to oblige.  I love playing hostess.  I think I always have.  Yes, it's a lot of work, but it's so rewarding to have people compliment your home and the feelings of warmth that they have when they visit.  I'm a firm believer that there is NO place like home and I want guest to feel completely at "home" in mine.

I realized recently that I haven't ever blogged about my guest room.  I think early on I mentioned the wallpaper and chandelier, but I don't recall every blogging about the room itself.  It has pretty much remained the same since I moved in.


I knew I wanted a spare bedroom for guest, and a place where I could nap and/or relax.  It all began with the wallpaper.


I'm a sucker for a damask floral.  I also LOVE wallpaper.  There is no better way to make an instant statement.  And, I've said it before but I'll say it again, wallpaper ain't your Grandma's wallpaper anymore.

I also think that a guest room needs to be functional for guests, so I added a luggage rack and a valet.



Baity's Custom Upholstery hooked me up with a recovered parson chair that makes the perfect small scale seat for visitors to use while getting dressed. 



I found this end table at Goodwill and repainted it in a cool gray.  I loved that it could serve as a coffee table and also provide storage for extra blankets.

 
Finally the piece de resistance is the thrifted gold chandelier that got a quick makeover with hammered bronze spray paint. 



The room provides a quite retreat for guest to relax at the end of a usually fun-filled day which makes them very happy.  And when my guest are happy, I'm happy. 

Tip:  Spend a night in your guest room to see what might be missing that will make your next overnight guest's stay special. 
 
Make it a great week!!



5 Comments - Click here to join the conversation!:

Yolanda said... Reply To This Comment

Words can't express how much this weekend meant to me. The guest bed room is truly a home away from home with ALL of the amenities of a hotel room (more like a bed and breakfast), including a bath robe on the back of the door. You are the absolute best hostess!!!! I can't remember the last time I sat on a front porch and relaxed with a cup tea and a slice of key lime pie. Thanks a million!!!!!

whitley hamlin said... Reply To This Comment

Yolanda!! You lucky girl!! Cheryl, may I come next? The room really looks so lovely and comfortable. Such a hostess you are.. I am not surprised.
Whitley

Jennifer {Pure & Simple Organizing} said... Reply To This Comment

I'm in line right behind Whitley! :)

Kim said... Reply To This Comment

I'm next :) I love it....

Crystal (theweekendhomemaker.com) said... Reply To This Comment

Great tip and I love the details of the end table you painted. Nice score on the chandelier, too!

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