1. An unforgettable welcome
Your guests want to be in excited and inspired when they walk into your home. Have a memorable entrance with a fun door mat, exciting door color, etc.
Below is a door mat from the Christopher Kennedy Shop. We have a few fun mats to choose from, You Look Good is a favorite. Call to purchase: 760-325-3214
Create a fun way to leave a message welcoming your guests. Add a bottle of champagne and even a cheese plate or gift basket with snacks.
Most people have a long travel time to come stay at your beautiful vacation home, that means they will arrive hungry and thirsty. Having water bottles chilling in the fridge is a small, thoughtful touch that makes a big impact.
2. Thoughtful decor
Have fun with the decor! Mix bright colors and some decor specific to the destination. Be thoughtful of how many guests your home accommodates and make sure there is enough seating. A nice rule of thumb is 2 guests per room +2. Like in the living room above, 8 could sit comfortably with the combination of seating, plus there are ottomans and extra seating that can be brought in if needed.
As for decorative accessories, try to keep this simple. Minimal, but impactful decor is the way to go. No one wants to be tiptoeing around worried about breaking things, or needing to move around a lot of decor to make the space function for them.
Have nightstands that can hold personal items and make it easy to charge a phone. The Wenck Nightstand from Bobby Berk's collection is perfect with a hidden USB port at the back.
You don't need a lot of extra decorative accessories in the bedrooms. Go with a bold wallpaper on the headboard wall and one large lumbar on the bed.
3. Stand out essentials