Guest Rooms!

We are quickly approaching that time of the year where our guest rooms see a lot of action!  Family holidays and gatherings are often so jammed packed with details that sometimes the guest room itself gets overlooked.  There is nothing more enjoyable than a nice hotel experience.  Why not give your guest this experience? Below are items available through BHD to keep your guests comfortable and feeling like royalty!

Each guest shows up with some kind of luggage.  Hotels always have the nifty luggage rack.  We found one that functions just the same, but is sharp looking!  This leather top with metal base can be folded up and put away when not in use.

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Sometimes its just best to use a bench.  They are generally small and can be used at the end of the bed for both luggage and a place to sit.  We love the simple structural details of the following benches. They'll fit any quest perfectly!

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Bedding is crucial for a good night’s rest.  So why not give them the hotel feel?  Trimmed duvets always look sharp and can be removed to be cleaned.  Don’t forget to provide an extra throw incase one gets chilly!

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Providing a bedside decanter filled with water gives your guest  convenience and puts your mind to ease that they won’t go thirsty during the night!
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After a long day of travel, finding a chilled bottle could be just the thing to help your guest relax!  Below are some of our favorite chillers.  Super sharp looking!

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Providing bathroom amenities such as q-tips and cotton balls for your guests is a must.  Why not make these utilitarian items look great in decorative containers wrangled into a gorgeous tray!

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And last but not least, provide your guest with the chance to write notes or send letters back home.  Keep things organized by storing them in glass boxes or unique horn cups for easy access.  With items this pretty, these things won't go unnoticed!

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Don’t forget the clock!  Is it time for you to update your guest room amenities?

By |October 2nd, 2013|Accessories, Bathrooms, Desks, Holidays, Jennefer, Organization|Comments Off on Guest Rooms!|

Faux Sho-House: Master Bathroom Edition!

The Master Bathroom plays an integral part in our daily lives.  It cannot be avoided.  It is the place we go to prepare ourselves for the day, to relax, to wake up, to comfort ourselves, possibly to hide from the kids, and then finally, when the day is done, we go there to settle ourselves for a much earned long evening of slumber.   The bathroom should be a far off place, somewhat of a retreat.  It ought to present itself with a sense of being somewhere else other than just, “the bathroom”.  I wanted to design my Faux Sho-House master bathroom as that.  Somewhere different, a room that is inspiring to become more like a destination.

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Let’s start with the finishes of the room.  This room takes a beating, so we need finishes that will last.  But if you are traveling the distance, don’t you want where you land to be pretty?  I know I do!  On the floor is Pro-Venza’s Re-Use Bianco Ossigeno both in large tile and mosaic for the shower.  For the walls we have Elitis’s, Azzurro Vulcano.  This extremely durable wallpaper  is embossed with wide stripes of tribal patterns that nod towards natural raffia grass-cloths; it is the backdrop of our destination.   For the shower walls I chose Heath Ceramic’s Chalk tile in Gunmetal Glaze.  The glaze on these tiles are twice layered which creates wonderful depth and texture.

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Knowing hands-on how wonderful Hansgrohe’s plumbing systems are, I couldn't imagine choosing anything else to get the job done!  I love their simple lines and designer collaborations.  For the lavatory, I chose the wall mounted Metris. In the shower is a Croma 100 Green Showerpipe.  And then the tub, an Axor design by Patricia Urquiola paired with Jean-Marie Massand’s Axor tub filler.  Because in my mind, every tub needs a built in towel rack and every tub filler must have a shelf!

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Vanities are always center stage, as they should be!  I’ve outfitted this one with a glass mosaic backdrop from New Ravenna Mosaics.  The cut of their Pandora pattern gives the glass an unexpected dimensional quality.  Unlike a typical basin out of porcelain, I chose Ammonitum’s wooden Vela Washbasin.  It gives the room a natural warmth that is rarely felt in bathrooms.   This beauty sits on top of a Cambria quartz, color Windermere, countertop with painted cabinetry below in Benjamin Moore’s new Colonial Williamsburg Collection, color Nelson Blue. Finish it off with Anthropolgie’s Lulu knob for a fun, artistic statement!

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Every bathroom deserves some jewelry!  And why not make it the pieces you always look towards? Recycled glass and natural burlap sconces flank a shapely decorative mirror.  Long gone are the days of glass sconces and rectangle framed mirrors!  Both sconce and mirror are available through BHD.

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Sometimes overlooked,  every bathroom needs a place to sit. Every bathroom also needs art. So I combined the two!  I chose Phillip Stark’s Masters Chair to use at the vanity.  And Reinalso Sanguino’s  gorgeous ceramic stool for the shower.  Never miss an opportunity to sit and enjoy art!

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I hope you have loved touring our Faux Sho-House master bathroom!  Has it possibly inspired you to think differently about your destination?   Stay tuned for our last few rooms; you won't want to miss them!

By |August 27th, 2013|Bathrooms, Decorating, Design Elements, Design Trends, Faux-Sho House, Inspiration, Jennefer|Comments Off on Faux Sho-House: Master Bathroom Edition!|

Faux Sho-House: Powder Room!

Welcome back to the  BHD Faux Sho House Tour!

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I was the lucky duck that drew the powder room; they are always some of the most fun rooms to design. Probably because people are more open to being daring and unexpected in such a small space. 🙂 Enjoy the tour!

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The Faux-Sho powder room  is all about an earthy-glamour! This room is a great stylistic representation of my personal design aesthetic.  A nature inspired palette and combination of rough and refined finishes is the perfect recipe for any room, but is especially effective in this room as it makes a real statement.  The powder room  should be THE statement room! Bold Jadite green on the walls, brass accents and reclaimed wood all combine to create a fresh, hip vibe for this small space.

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From top to bottom this small space is wrapped in color and texture. The ceiling is covered in a  hand crafted  paper which has a randomly patterned linen effect. It has a subtle effect, but overall  it enhances the powder room with a soft glow from it’s neutral metallic shades.

Jadite from Sherwin Williams is seriously green and just the perfect shade to ground the glam gold accents. Wall Paint: Sherwin Williams 6459 Jadite – Eggshell

A glossy trim out is the perfect finishing element for the walls. In a color that is just  a few shades darker that the walls, the contrast is low and keeps the room feeling modern. Trim Paint: Sherwin Williams 6460 Kale green – Semi Gloss

New Ravenna Mosaics  was a great resource for our powder room. A graphic mosaic on the floor amps-up the glam factor in a starburst pattern. The gradient stone and marble on the vanity backsplash creates a great effect that takes your eye upward toward the hexagonal mirror.

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I love this mirror designed by Thomas Bina, with a rough wood frame and leather strapping. It is an interesting shape that works well with everything in the room while also being a definite focal point.

How gorgeous is this little stool?! Made of natural teak root, it brings an organic and sculptural element with its beautiful variety and movement.

For the vanity, a custom, reclaimed wood cabinet is attractive as well as practical with its ample storage and  durable finish.

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Designer Laura Kirar was imagining a spider web dream-catcher when she designed this antique brass ceiling pendant. The fixture is a simple design that serves its purpose of lighting up the room while still being beautiful.

The Harper sconces from Hudson Valley Lighting are a great contrast to the reclaimed natural wood of the mirror that they flank. Their aged brass base and smooth opal  glass are just the touch of glamor that this space needs.

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A lovely print called “Moon Moths” by Becca Stadtlander and an equestrian ink sketch from Etsy are the perfect finishing touches to this Faux-Sho House Powder Room.

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I hope you enjoyed the tour of the powder room and hope you come back to view all the other fabulous rooms  throughout the rest of the month!