When furnishing a room for your guests, I love to make guest rooms welcoming, cozy and conducive to my guests having a good nights sleep. My must-have pieces for any guest room include bedside tables, good light for reading, a chair or two, a rug and window treatments for privacy. What if you want to take your guest’s comfort and turn into sheer bliss? Create a luxurious and rich experience they will always remember.
Veranda’s coverage of the 1920s Greystone estate design showcase in Beverly Hills included the design projects of 28 of the country’s top designers. One design clearly stood out on the merits of its over-the-top luxury guest room. From these images you can see that paying close attention to every detail, when designing a guest room, can lead to very decadent results.
You might not think twin beds perfect for a guestroom, but as you can see here they don’t have to get lost in the room due to their small size. This is a great way to maximize sleeping arrangements for one room. Volumize your bedding with an assortment of plush details like a pillow top mattress, feather bed, 1000+ thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, and a mixture of pillows in differing thicknesses to offer guests their perfect match. Add an elegant duvet cover with a thick and plush down comforter buttoned snugly inside.
Add a bench at the foot of the bed as this designer did or a couple of chairs. Make sure the lighting is controlled through a dimmer for the optimal lighting preferences of your guests. Here the dangling globes above each bed offer plenty of light for reading or needlework, so a lamp on the bedside table isn’t necessary. Guests get maximum privacy with roman shades and a glowing view to the outdoors during the day with sheer blinds.
Providing a small area for writing or working will make for very appreciative guests. Many of us now carry our laptops with us when we travel, so having a beautifully appointed area for this purpose is a treat. I love to include secretaries as a “nightstand” with a side chair so guests can easily work while visiting. In a setup such as this, guests can also use this area as a vanity area with the simple addition of a beautifully appointed mirror!