FLIGHT OF FANCY: Five Guest Room Essentials from Interior Designer Natalie Chong
1. Everything and the mattress.
2. Take a seat.
If you have the space for a sitting area, make sure you make it a feature. It is great to add a little nook for a small sofa, ottoman and dresser. Allowing you to make this a secondary feature to the room. This spot is great for cosying up and reading a book or catching up on the latest magazines.
3. Never forget about the windows.
The best thing about the hotel room - blackout blinds. Pure sleeping cave. A space where you can fully sleep in. Custom drapery is a perfect addition to any space, but the bedroom is where you absolutely need it. Think about texture and fabrics when choosing. We want something that will reflect the rest of the room, but at the same time custom drapery is expensive, it is sometimes best to keep it neutral.
4. It is okay to be adventurous!
5. Choose the right lights.
If you think about your standards hotel room they have a number of different sources of lights. Wall sconces, table lamps, overhead lighting. All of these different options create a variety of different moods and functions. Focus on a few things - what the fixture looks like and how you need it to function. Ideally, all lights should have a dimming option to make sure you have full flexibility on whatever your needs are.
I am Natalie, the principal designer of Nest Design Studio. I created my firm in 2009 with the sole intent to "design for the client and not the designer." We want your space to reflect you in every way. It is our commitment to guide and help you make better decisions so that you will feel confident and thrilled with the complete project. We want to help you make your home, your nest. We work with complete home design, full home re-designs, renovations and new builds. We are a full-service residential design firm which focuses on high-end residential projects.
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