GUEST ROOMS: WELCOME MAT
Home Beautiful|December 2021
A SUBLIME GUEST SUITE REPLETE WITH THOUGHTFUL TOUCHES WILL BE SURE TO DELIGHT VISITORS
JACKIE BRYGEL

Hosting loved ones and friends for extended stays in our homes is a joy we have truly come to appreciate in these unprecedented times. As Anna Wood, principal designer of Picchio Interiors, says: “More than ever, families and friends are wanting to reconnect and make up for lost time apart.” And delighting visitors with a hotel-inspired suite that feels blissfully inviting may be easier than you think. “Creating a welcoming, nurturing space for guests with all the creature comforts makes for a beautiful and relaxing retreat,” says Kate Walker, founder and director of design studio KWD. So, take a look at these special ways to create a five-star space that says ‘snuggle up and stay a while’. But be prepared for one thing – your guests may never want to leave ...

PALETTE PERFECTION

From walls to furnishings, use colour to set your guests’ hearts aflutter. Whether you opt for lively hues to brighten the space (opposite) or soothing shades to promote rest and relaxation, the possibilities are vast. Or, you may wish, suggests Kate, to harmonise the decor with the rest of the home, “so that it’s in keeping with the overall aesthetic”.

SPA-LIKE STYLE

Turn the bathroom into a pamper zone (like the one above) with fluffy towels, scented handwash, a hairdryer and essentials. “Add some special touches to create a spa-like retreat – even a towelling robe and slippers would be lovely to add to the five-star experience,” advises Kate.

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