‘Tis the season when friends and family from out of town come to remain. The ideal host is prepared and offers a warm welcome from the doorstep all the way through the next morning. — Maggie from Maggie Stephens Interiors
Francesco 4-Poster Bed – $1,499
If you have the space, a four-poster bed creates the greatest sense of luxury. I really like this bed is flexible enough to accommodate any style using a quick change of bedding.
Circles Rubber Doormat – $16.95
The weather may be turning for the worse, but your guests will not monitor in leaves or mud with this pretty mat at your doorstep. It is such a beautiful way to say “Welcome!”
Offset Bench – $349
This is the best chair to welcome your guests when they arrive. Offer it as a place to sit, take off their muddy boots and set their bag down on the horizontal tabletop. The pillow comes in various colors, so you’ll be certain to coordinate it with the remainder of your entrance.
Carved Stool – $259
Instead of a normal luggage rack, how about this elegant little stool? When business leaves, it is still possible to use it as a side table, extra seating or just a pretty pop of blue.
Miles Side Chair – $299
Even those who get stuck at the kiddie table will appreciate these clean-lined and comfy chairs. I’d use these for routine seating paired with two bigger host seats which have arms.
Alphabet Candles – $10
These candles are a pretty way to show your guests where to sit, and the flickering candlelight will be lovely on the table. Additionally, they make adorable favors for if your visitors go home.
Frank Lloyd Wright Blue Butterfly Tumbler – $8.95
When it’s time for after-dinner drinks, impress your guests with those Frank Lloyd Wright–motivated tumblers.
Barrymore Cabinet – $2,250
This armoire is a super elegant spot to store linens, hold extra books or screen wedding china. You can’t go wrong with it!
Raleigh Upholstered Daybed with Trundle – $1,499
A daybed is an excellent option if your guest room doubles as a workplace. This one even has a trundle to sleep longer than 1 guest. Line the back with cushions for lounging.
Italian Vintage-Washed 600-Thread-Count Sheets – $289
Splurge on nice sheets for your visitors — unless you’d rather keep their visit short! In that situation, maybe you can get a set for your own bed.
Vintage Ticking Stripe Duvet Cover & Sham, Blue – $39.50
Ticking stripes are a timeless pattern, and I understand my guests will be happy sleeping under this simple and pretty duvet. You can even mix it with florals for a feminine appearance.
Cosy Relax Chair – $862
Make sure your guest area has a spot that isn’t the bed where they can sit, lay out an outfit or put on shoes. I adore the tufting and nailhead trim with this beauty.
Elizabeth 2 Drawer Writing Desk – $1,300
It is wonderful to have a spot for visitors to sit and write, or to set their notebook (particularly if they will be in town for several days). This miniature desk has loads of charm and two drawers for stashing touch pencils and paper.
Samar Oval Basket – $39.95
Fill a jar with all the necessities your visitors may have forgotten in the home: cotton balls, lotion, pain relievers, a bottle of water, etc.. Leave it into their own room and they will know they’re well looked after.
Brass Tyrol Horn Bowl – $28
This is a smart little dish for your guests to place keys and loose change. I’d place it on the nightstand or dresser.
Barrel Mirror – $299
Do not make your visitors sneak out to the restroom simply to check their morning bedhead. This mirror will go with any style design.
Traditional Bath And Spa Accessories – $300
If money is no object, your visitors will swoon (like I did) over these horn bathtub accessories to get their makeup and jewelry.
Rivulets Quilt – $288
It is always good to have an extra blanket stashed for chilly nights. I really like the blue color in this.
Clothbound Penguin Classics – $20
Do not forget to bring some reading stuff! The covers of these are quite enough to use as decor if your guests aren’t big contributors.
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Today is a Good Day Tea Towel – $20
If your guests are the kind to pitch in after breakfast (mine are), don’t hand them the old ratty dishtowel! Hand them this cheery one, or skip the chores and framework it rather.
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