Be My Guest
The Local Project
Seasonal gatherings bring seasonal guests but if your spare room is not quite ready to host we have a few ideas to freshen things up ahead of your impending arrivals. From furniture to fresh linen, a few key pieces will create comfortable short-term accommodation for your guests… although we do pre-warn you with treats like these they may be asking to extend their stay!
A bench seat positioned at the end of a bed or underneath a window is an unlikely staple in the guest bedroom. Styled with a couple of cushions and your guests have somewhere to rest when they walk in the door but also a handy surface for resting their luggage or laying out the day’s clothes. This oak design from JD Lee offers soft curves and simple forms, two key features to look out for when selecting guest room furniture. Smooth lines and emphasising minimal design will help to create a sense of calm in the space.
With only simple furniture needed in this room ensure that the essentials speak volumes to your design aesthetic. Elegant forms give the space a sense of luxury and effortlessness and a bedside table is the perfect opportunity for this. A style such as the Nest Side table by Adam Goodrum for Nau Design is a refined statement, it’s un-fussy minimal design and gentle rounded forms giving a sense of casual yet design forward elegance.
Nest tables by Adam Goodrum for NAU, an offshoot of Cult lead by a collection of the best local design talent. Styling by Marsha Golemac and photography by Brooke Holm.
Nothing spells luxury like linen and this is arguably the key piece your guests will take note of. Select a high quality linen or cotton sheet and quilt cover but why not go against the grain a little and opt for an uplifting and warming hue like the warm rust-toned Tobacco from In Bed & We Are Triibe’s collaborative line.
100% Linen Quilt Cover and Sheet set in Tobacco, the product of In Bed Store and We Are Triibe’s recent collaboration. Photographed by Terence Chin.
Carefully selected textiles are key to warmth and welcoming in your guest room. By adding another layer to your bedding with a feature throw the room will feel instantly more inviting and put together. For warmth throughout the seasons, breathable wool is a great way to go. We love the Oversized Knit Woolen Throw by Nickel and Co is made from all-Australian superfine merino wool and it’s exaggerated knit will act as a feature piece as well as ticking the box for comfort.
Tactile and inviting, Nickel & Co’s Oversized Wool Knit pictured here in Trois (left) and Rouge (right).
And for that final touch, give your guests the hotel treatment by leaving out some luxurious bath products laid out on fresh towels. Byron-based brand, The Nutral’s Waffle Linen Bath Towels will be an absolute treat for your guests, made from high quality, soft 100% linen. Top off with a couple of all natural and gender-neutral bath products like Saya Skincare’s Lime and Lemon Body Wash or Travel Sized Argan Shampoo and Conditioner. These products are Australian made from locally sourced native botanical ingredients which adds a nice touch should your guests be from overseas.
Bath products by Saya Skincare and 100% Linen Towels from The Nutral complete the hotel-like experience for your guests.
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