PREPARE FOR A HOUSE GUEST
this is the first house that i’ve lived in where we have a guest bedroom. i’m still working on the design of the room, but for now it’s just very simple. bed, chair, end table and some nice details. preparing for a house guest is one of my favorite things…stocking up at the grocery store with good snacks and flowers, cleaning up the room and preparing for their arrival. here’s a few things i like to do for a guest coming to town to stay…and i’d love to hear what you do, too! clean up: i have two cats and i’d hate to think my guests were living with a bunch of pet hair. i remember when i used to buy a $25 vaccuum online when i was in college and it would break after three times. i got a dyson a while ago and it makes suuuuuch a huge difference. i open the windows in the room to let in some fresh air, put lavender sachets on the pillows, and make sure to do a little extra dusting that day.
set up: my mom taught me about being a good hostess. she always went out of her way when someone stayed at our house to make them feel VERY comfortable. i like to set up the room so it feels like they are checking into a hotel. one of my favorite hotels in austin has candles and a water pitcher with cucumber water sitting on a tray on the bed. i took note and try to do the same for my guests. a vase of peonies, a fancy candle, a fresh bath towel and a little chocolate go a LONG way. happy hosting!
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what do you do to prepare for guests? what was a favorite thing someone did for your arrival when you stayed at their house? -bri
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