Even though here at Design New England we are completely prepared for spring, we realize the lingering winter chill does make it a bit tough to leave our beds in the morning. If we were spending the night in the stylish guest rooms interior designers Amy Pierce, Amber Wilhelmina, and Kelly Taylor brought to life around Thos. Moserís Vita Bed in Selections in the March/April issue it would be all that much harder. With cozy beds on our minds, weíve assembled guest room accessories that make us want to spend the night.
1. For the bedside, who wouldnít mind paging through this beautiful book by floral artists Makoto Azuma and Shunsuke Shiinoki. Bringing together unusual blooms to photograph, itís a graphic and natural delight. Encyclopedia of Flowers, $85; Terrain.
2. Pressed for space? An extra dining room chair set next to the bed makes a chic side table. It gives the room a casual feel, and, of course, could double as seating. And the mint color is like a breath of fresh air. Vintner Mint Side Chair, $149; Crate & Barrel.
3. Fresh cut flowers are a luxurious way to show guests you care, but when the garden isnít blooming, these Paper Magnolia Flowers are a pretty substitute and they can be used time and again. $12 to $14 each; West Elm.
4. Itís nice to be able to check your bedhead before coming down for breakfast and this new beveled mirror by RH adds an elegant touch to the process. It has the aged patina of an 18th-century Venetian palazzo. 18th C. Venetian Glass Beveled Mirror, starts at $795; RH.
5. After a nice slumber, nothing beats getting out of bed and stepping onto a lush high pile rug. And when itís in the brightest white you can find, it looks as good as it feels. Xhilarationģ Shag Rug, 2Ĺ by 4 feet, $29; Target.
6 and 7. Just spoil your guest with bedding. Itís as simple as that. This Italian-made duvet color and 100 percent Egyptian cotton percale sheets are a sumptuous, worthwhile splurge. Labourd Double Print Duvet Cover, starts at $650, and Hotel Classic Bed Set, starts at $350; Frette.
8. For lighting, a table lamp on a dining chair might be awkward, so between it and the bed, opt for a small-scale floor lamp from Land of Nod. At 49 inches tall, it can be switched on and off while sitting up. Goodnight! Floor Lamp Base in Graphite, $59, with Light Years Floor Shade in Dark Blue, $35; Land of Nod.
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An insider's look at must-have products, fresh trends, and inspired spaces from the team at Design New England magazine.
Gail Ravgiala is editor of Design New England and a fan of both the region's historic architecture and its growing inventory of modern houses and public buildings.
Courtney Kasianowicz is associate editor of Design New England who scouts the area for new design, charming products, and local artisans both innovative and daring.
Jill Connors, Design New England's editor-at-large, is an antiques maven and design scout and will post about trends and discoveries in the field.
Bruce Irving, Design New England's contributing editor for architecture & building, is a renovation specialist who will share his insights on design and construction.
Estelle Bond Guralnick, Design New England's style & interiors editor, will post about interior design and interior designers and her favorite finds.