Getting ready for some summer guests? Being the perfect hostess starts long before your visitors arrive. Here’s some tips to help you prepare without the last-minute rush.
Be Our Guest
Create an oasis that makes your guests feel like they’re visiting a spa with exquisite new bedding. Satin ruffles, rich colors and matching window treatments will give your room a coordinated look.
Pile on Pillows
The more pillows, the better! They’re charming and easy to change to make your private guest retreat a luxurious place to relax. Mix and match patterns, styles and textures for your own unique look.
Just like changing out linens, you’ll want to have fresh towels and a nice, clean space in the bathroom. Be sure to tidy up your toiletries, preferably moving them out of the way temporarily. Keep extras of travel size toothpaste, shampoos, toothbrushes and other toiletries in a basket or bin on the counter in case your guests forgot something essential.
Dress for Dinner
When the menu calls for something special, start with a beautiful dining table. Gorgeous dinnerware and delicately embossed flatware give guests the royal treatment.
Let It Sparkle
The simple act of pouring your guest a glass of wine becomes something extravagant with our classically elegant crystal decanter. Adding a touch of crystal with stemware and serving pieces makes dinner an event.
Make an Entrance
First impressions are important. Makeover your entryway with a few distinct accent pieces. Try adding an ornate umbrella stand, bejeweled coat rack or elaborate crystal chandelier. Just one piece can make all the difference.
Entice the Senses
It’s the final touches that make the biggest impact. Smells and sounds are as crucial to making your friends feel at home as what they see. Add accent pieces like a music box or jeweled oil burner. Remember to engage all the senses.
Do you have a few hostess tricks up your sleeve? We’d love to hear them. Comment below!