What fun it was to host my family for a magical and fun-filled holiday! We will cherish the memories always. What a treat it was to have a comfortable finished space for them to stay in as well. Last spring, I participated in the One Room Challenge and competed in transforming one room in my home in a six-week timeframe. There were some bumps along the way, and many valuable lessons learned, but the end result is a cozy space we can share with our dearest guests!
Shop our guest room:
Bamboo Light Fixture in Gold Champagne Finish, Bungalow 5 Large Ming Dresser in White, Wisteria Acrylic X Base Stools, William Sonoma Hudson Side Table, Serena Lily Duvet and Shams, Pottery Barn Sheets, Madre Custom Headboard and Bolster, Schumacher Wallpaper, Coral Table Decor, Stark Carpets Rug, Suzanne Kasler Sunburst Mirror
I love summer holidays! It's such a fabulous and fun time to open your home to family and friends for an afternoon or evening of fun!! We are hosting some of our dearest friends this Memorial Day and I can't wait. If you're headed to a BBQ, Memorial Day party or maybe even jet setting to a friends lake house or vacation home, here are my favorite hostess gift ideas! I know how much work entertaining can be, so it's always such a treat to come bearing gifts when our friends and family open their home to our crazy, wild crew! I love these show-stopping gifts all under $75! I hope you have a happy Memorial Day Weekend!!! It can't get here soon enough!
- Flower Marble Dip Bowl: $9.96. This is SUCH a darling, versatile bowl! We have two and we use for dips, small bites, nuts, candy. Pair this with a bag of your favorite small treat and you have a darling gift for under $20!
- Monique Lhuillier Candle: $60. What I love about this candle is the packaging! Just put a small ribbon and/or gift tag on this and it is the prettiest hostess gift!
- Zodiac Fringe Busatti Guest Towel Monogrammed by The Loveliest: $36 plus monogramming. The Loveliest has to be hands down the most fabulous place for a hostess gift! They have so many custom, beautiful gift options from cocktail napkins to coasters and hand towels. See more items below!
- Twig Cheese Knives: $17.49. These cheese knives pair perfectly with the flower marble dipping bowl or on your favorite charcuterie platter.
Here are some other hostess gift ideas from The Loveliest!
Coming into week 5 like yippee!! So many decisions made and now just to wait for everything to arrive and hope and pray it gets here in time! Fingers crossed. This week I'm tackling bedding which is always one of my faves. My must-have bed accessories are a bolster and monogrammed shams! Such an easy, fun way to dress a bedroom up on a small budget. My One Room Challenge guest bedroom bedding came in - let the monogramming begin! Check out other participants' week 5 progress here. More monogrammed bedding and bolster inspiration pics below.
Week 4 of the One Room Challenge and things are moving along!! The bamboo brass light fixture arrived - you can find it on sale here! Wallpaper was installed, bedding ordered, a rug/custom head board/Bungalow 5 dresser picked out....and only a few/million more details to go!! Check out the other ORC Guest participants' progress here!
What fun to make a mad dash through town finding inspo for my One Room Challenge Guest Bedroom! I like to find an anchor piece for a room and run with it. This time it was a floral wallpaper by Schumacher. I made it to my favorite fabric and custom bed shop, Madre, to attempt to find fabric for a custom bed, a rug, and bedding. I love, love working with their designers to sift through boxes and boxes of fabrics, rugs, sheets, you name it! We found some darling ideas...now let’s see if we can execute a custom room in a very short time frame!
I am SOO thrilled to announce I have decided on a crazy whim to join House Beautiful's One Room Challenge AND launch my blog all in six weeks! (Insert crazy emoji face here!). Here goes nothing! I have six weeks to completely transform our guest room - currently a dunmping ground for old comforters, furniture and arts. Into a comfortable and inviting place where we can entertain our many family, friends and visitors though the years. I have had an inspiration board for this room and even the wallpaper for it just sitting under the guest room bed for months. I am so thrilled to have a great reason to get started on it NOW! Because otherwise it might get done the day after never right?! I hope you will follow along as I transform our guest room into a luxuriously comfortable and functional space for our guests with twists of southern charm!
Here are the ORC's fabulous Featured Designers and Guest Participants for you to check out in the meantime. I'll be posting my progress weekly, so please join me! The biggest challenge in designing a space for me is all the DECISIONS! So I invite you to help me make this a space you would be thrilled to come and stay in.