In a perfect world, we receive formal invites to dinner from Chef Daniel Boulud, huddle for decorating tête-à-têtes with Ty Pennington, and spend relaxing weekends at Martha Stewart’s dozen-bedroom Maine estate. Wouldn’t it be nice to figure out how they do what they do best with such effortless élan? And maybe take home a tip or two to impress our own guests?
While Chef Daniel and Ty aren’t extending us any special privileges (yet), Martha invited us in to see how she creates a most welcoming guest room for her visitors, offering up her personal recipe for making company feel at home (or, better yet, at home in her home). After you’ve taken in tips from this hospitable hostess, join us for a tour of a special space owned by a Pound Ridge couple who believe the best way to make visitors feel at home is to give them one of their own. Their on-site guest house provides the best of both worlds for visiting family: stylish and snug accommodations, plus a little extra privacy.
What about those little guests who never leave? The ones you’re both proud and terribly sad to see go? Welcome to the bedrooms of Westchester’s kids! Writer Karen Odom calls on five Westchester tykes (and preteens) to see how they design their digs. You’ll positively swoon over the pink-and-white toile dream and stuffed animal-filled jungle room.
If you’re looking for a few basics for your own boudoir, we’ve dug deep to unearth beautiful beds that can serve as the design focal point of your room, as well as new bath products that are as luxurious as they are practical. Consider the copper tub or Jaclo’s Dream Light Rain Canopy for the master bathroom only, however. Otherwise, your guests may never want to leave.