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Inspiration: The Perfect Guest Room

28 Jan Silk Canopy Bed with Side Table

I am always trying to get my friends to visit me in Los Angeles. I usually try to bribe them with promises of long brunches and shopping excursions, but nothing is as enticing as  warm and welcoming guest accommodations. Here are a few tips to make sure that their stay with you is more appealing than a trip to the closest Ritz Carlton.

A good host makes entertaining seem effortless. The more you plan ahead, the easier it will be. If your guests have special interests, do some research and make arrangements for them or leave books or other reading materials that pertain to that subject in their room. Keep fresh cut flowers out and place a carafe for water near the bed. I always like to keep bath robes nearby to ensure ultimate comfort when walking to and from the powder room.

The best little extra? Add a disposable camera for an element of surprise!



Inspiration: The Dinner Party

20 Jan Black Tie

As the holidays have ended, there seems to be a lull in the party world. Today’s post is meant  to encourage you to gather together with loved ones, enjoy good food and warm conversation. There is really no better way than the beloved dinner party.

The party process not only includes invitations, menu selection, entertainment, and hopefully the signature cocktail, but a well executed set up is imperative. In the dinner party world it doesn’t just come down to the menu, it’s all about the table decor.  Creating a space where people can come together and comfortably enjoy the food and company while simultaneously arousing their senses is the true task at hand.

Below are a few inspirational ideas along with custom made dining tables and chairs designed by  22BondSt.  to accommodate your friends. Undoubtedly  keeping the liable wine spilling guest in mind.