Linens for Every Room and Occassion by Jane Scott HodgesApril 2014

The Well Appointed Guestroom
Suzanne Lovell

“The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Creating a lovely guestroom, where your friends and family feel welcome, isn’t hard. It just takes thought, planning and a little role-play. Start by thinnking about what you would wish for if you yourself were coming into that same guest room, tired and exhausted after a long trip. You would want it to be gracious and super easy to understand. You would want the space to be light and bright. It should make you smile with the welcoming message to stay, relax, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Guestroom bedding should be crisp, with enough downy pillows to give your guests options for sleeping. Build your bed in layers. Use fresh white sheets in natural fibers, a coverlet, and a down duvet for those who like extra warmth. Have fun with color accents, employing them in contrasting edges or embroidered embellishments on the blanket cover and pillow shams. As a final touch, pamper your guests with monogrammed neck rolls or small boudoir pillows, and lay a monogrammed bathrobe at the end of the bed. Who wouldn’t want to check in?

This guest suite gives visitors plenty of space and privacy. Large enough for a seating area, kept in neutral tones, and with classic linear applique borders on the custom linens, this guest space designed by Suzanne Lovell is a retreat in which anyone can relax.