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Be My Guest....{creating a welcoming guest room for summertime}!

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Be my guest..................


It's finally the summer season which means many of us will be doing some travel of some variety. It may be a luxury resort, a tour, a road trip, a camping adventure or visiting friends and loved ones for a vacation. 

With that in mind, I've been in the mood to update our 
guest room for summertime guests.


Start with freshly laundered, high thread count (read smooth)  sheets.  I love to use all white sheets in our guest room for a fresh feel. I add a lightweight comforter, either down or hypo-allergenic (best for those with allergies). This bold black and white duvet cover captured my eye the other day and I'm liking the additional pop it gives the room.  I layer on a colorful coverlet, this one is DKNY, folded at the lower edge of the bed which can be added for cooler nights to adjust the level of warmth.  



I always add fresh flowers~tuberoses, freshly cut roses or white lilies have lovely scents. Gardenias are fresh and fragrant during the summer season. 
I like to float them in a pretty vase or bowl. 


My mom, Jeri, is a flower lover and had fresh flowers from her garden in the house, most days, while I was growing up. 
This small tradition definitely makes life a little more beautiful. 


Lightly scented candles (don't forget the matches!) are another favorite touch.
The Dayna Decker candle is from my Stylemindchic Boutique here.

I always include an alarm clock but hopefully no one will need to 
use it during a relaxing visit.


 This glass dish is originally from my husband's family. Scott's mother had labeled it (using tape and waterproof pen) with this caption
 'Daddy State's candy dish 1800's'. 

Labeling family heirlooms adds is an instant reminder to family of the history of the piece. A history that might otherwise be forgotten.


Fluffy white towels are always a must in my house.
Magazines for early or late night reading is a nice touch to deal with insomnia. I often include a travel magazine for dreaming about the next adventure.  

Putting items in a welcoming basket is a good way for your quests to know you thought of them in preparation for the visit. 
This Kai perfume oil smells like a tropical holiday in a spritz.  


When I travel I easily get dehydrated so a carafe of water within easy reach is essential to quench the dreaded midnight thirst.

I like to change out the photo based on who is visiting. Our girls are our most frequent over nighters so I love to use this one from our trip to 
Cabo San Lucas in 2007.


 On a tray I include some favorite spa items like the MOR body butter here, sugar scrub here and soap from my Boutique here.


A light summer weight robe is also a nice touch to avoid any 'mishaps' 
around the house. #tmi

This chic number in greek key motif is from my boutique here.


A corner chair is always handy for conversation or putting on shoes.


This little sparkler was a find from Target.


Vintage print and two petite florals painted by 
my mom, Jeri, many years ago are special to me.

Aren't they sweet?



My final tip~Stock up on  toiletries and extra supplies for guests in the guest bathroom. I always supply toothbrushes & toothpaste, lotions, deodorant, band aids, anti-bacterial ointment and aspirin.


Typically my recommendation is that a weekend or long weekend 
is the perfect length of time for a visit. 

You know what they say about how guests and fish are alike don't you??

(After three days they both begin to stink.......ha ha ha -just jokes here!!;) 

I tend to follow that rule when I am a guest in someone else's home as well. 

Leave 'em wanting more....
 also a great motto for life!



If you are welcoming guests this summer, or being a house guest yourself,
here's to long lazy mornings catching up over coffee, walking and talking, belly laughs and shared sunsets, with a glass of wine, enjoying those you love. 

Are you having house guests this summer? 
How are your travel plans shaping up? 

Enjoy every moment,
xx, 

Curated Collections at my Stylemindchic Boutique!

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