Monday, January 10, 2011

Invite: Ski Trip Landing Pad

If you, like us, live in Colorado, you have the perfect landing pad for a few skiing friends to spend a weekend.   So, cozy up your guest room, add a few thoughtful amenities for your guests, and make the offer to your friends!  You don't even have to ski with your guests--just give them a cozy place to lay their heads after a busy day on the slopes!


LEFT: These pillows by Eastern Accents aren't lacking a single detail--playful tassels, tailored roped welts, and craftsman motifs make them a great option for a Colorado
guest space!
RIGHT: This sleek lamp by Currey and Company keeps the space from feeling too stuffy or traditional.
Create a space that reflects rustic luxury.  Incorporate textiles like plush velvets, aged leathers, rich brocades, and soft wools to create a space that has layers of texture and interest.  Utilize rich velvet drapery panels on either side of your windows to provide a rich feel that doesn't compromise your beautiful Colorado view.  Try this carved wood and leather bed by Lexington Furniture.  Even if you have carpet in your guest room, consider an area rug to create a cozy space and define the bed as a separate area.
If your space allows, include a small table and a couple of chairs comfortable enough to read a book in, but practical enough to squeeze in a quick conference call from the office at.  Include a selection of books by local authors or about the local sights, legends, or fare.  Place a basket nearby with a few ultra soft knitted throws and a couple of classic board games.  A basket or tray on the table top could be a filled with a couple of snacks, fresh fruit, and the makings for hot drinks to enjoy along with their snow covered view.

Your guests will appreciate your comfortable, well stocked guest room.  You might just have a houseful more often!

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