Friday, November 27, 2015

Be My Guest -- A Room with a French Twist!

Bienvenue! Welcome!
It's the holiday season and that means guests.
Are you ready?

I'm excited about my first houseguest since I revamped my guest room.


We transformed the office into a comfy cozy guest room with a French twist.
Of course, it takes more than a pretty room for a guest to feel at home.


So, here are a few suggestions to help make your guests feel welcome:

Perhaps most important are fresh sheets and a light blanket on the bed with fluffy pillows. 
Having an extra blanket handy for cool evenings and fresh towels in the bathroom are appreciated.
Flowers and a lamp next the bed are a nice touch too.


Extra hangers in the closet and space in the drawers for clothes are necessities. 
And little things like tissues, a new toothbrush, and magazines say welcome.
It's always a good idea to have a trained guard dog on alert to provide security.


A clock on the wall and a big mirror are essential as is easy access to the phone and computer.


I wish I had room for a comfy chair in this room but an ottoman will do
for putting on shoes or sipping morning coffee while planning the day.


The yummy smell of homemade cookies will make your guest feel special 
while a fresh-bathed dog provides non-stop entertainment.
She also teaches yoga classes!


Make time to catch up while playing a game by the fire.
Dominoes anyone?
These are vintage ivory-colored pieces from the 50s. I think they're bakelite.


And as evening steals the day, enjoy a glass of wine by candlelight.
A toast to friends and family! Sante! To your health!


28 comments:

  1. Great post. So nice. Love the dog! This post brings back a funny memory. I always kept my daughters room ready when she came back from college. Fresh sheets etc. I love lavender and always had it around the house. And in drawers suitcase. Places that might have musty orders. I sprinkled some on her top sheet before putting the comforter. She came out of her room screaming! She thought it was mice droppings!
    Careful with the dried lavender!
    Have a wonderful weekend. BTW I'm sure anyone would love to stay in your sweet room!

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    1. Thanks Grantham! Love your funny story!

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    3. Thanks for the chuckle...that's just hilarious about the lavender "droppings".

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  2. So welcoming. Had to pin that wonderful ottoman.

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    1. Thanks Joy! Glad you liked the ottoman (there's a good story there for a future post. Stay tuned!)

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  3. Any guest would feel special staying in your guest room. Your darling dog brought big smiles.
    I like to have a basket of goodies in my guest rooms - fresh fruit, candy bar, bag of nuts, bottle of water, etc. I like the idea of fresh baked cookies too. Fresh flowers are a must!

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    1. Thanks for visiting Sarah. Good suggestions for guests. She is a darling dog, isn't she?

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  4. Love your bedding and your pup is adorable!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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    1. Thanks Cindy! My "pup" just turned nine and she is pretty adorable. She knows it too!

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  5. Visiting from Something to Talk About. Such a great guest room. I love the bed. And it looks like your dog does too!

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  6. Guests should feel right at home in that lovely room. Your daybed is just gorgeous and looks so comfy. All great guest rooms should come with a welcoming committee...and yours is adorable!!! Best ~ Mickie.

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    1. Thanks Mickie! My welcoming committee likes to push guests out of the bed as she snuggles!

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  7. These are all really great ideas. I would probably snuggle with your cute little furry friend. I also really l ike your beautiful iron bed. Very special.

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    1. Thanks for visiting Mary K. She's a champion snuggler!

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  8. Domino's always makes me think about my Dad, he loves a game of 'Doms' as he calls it

    Mollyxxx

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    1. Love your comment about your Dad. Thanks for visiting Molly!

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  9. Such a beautiful guestroom!

    Since we live in an open-concept condo, there's just no room for guests :) But if I had a house, I would totally transform a room to replicate yours!

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    1. Thanks so much Sagan. Your comments made me feel great!!

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  10. This is lovely and so inviting- and your ferocious guard dog is just too cute!

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    1. Thanks Christina! My ferocious guard dog would rather snuggle you to death!

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  11. I could handle a cute guard dog like that. lol! Love the bed and pillows! I think you've covered all of the necessities. The only thing I would add is goodies. ha,ha! Always have to have goodies at my house. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks Jann! Love to have you visit. Bring goodies!!

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  12. You are a great decorator, Pat! Thanks so much for linking up your vintage and French-inspired guest room for all of us to see and enjoy at Vintage Charm.

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    1. Thanks so much Diana. Wow! Your comments really meant a lot to me.

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