According to interior designer Rita Konig, “A beautiful guest bedroom makes you feel welcome and taken care of.” The goal is to create a space where guests actually want to hang out and relax.
Here’s her list of the basics that every guest room needs.
A Place to Unpack
“Make it clear where the suitcase goes as guests are settling in and unpacking, and where they should put their clothes, otherwise they’ll immediately be tripping over themselves.”
“Especially by the bed—either trashy ones that you wouldn’t want to be caught buying, or biographies of fascinating people, or ghost stories, or something off the normal subjects. I love hunting through junk shops for pretty books about the local area.”
Somewhere to Write
“Including some kind of desk makes guests feel comfortable and at home.”
A Bit of a Snack
“Perhaps it’s an old-fashioned English thing, but I love to make sure there’s a tin of biscuits in the guest room, maybe gingernuts, with a carafe of water.”
Photo at top: Rita Konig’s earlier New York apartment. James Merrell