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April 2011 Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE

A Note From Wendy
Feature Article: Be My Guest
Color of the Month: Purple
About Wendy Interiors

A NOTE FROM WENDY

Whether you have an unexpected overnight visitor, or family coming in for a long trip, you want your guests to feel comfortable in your home.  And YOU want to feel secure that you are providing them all that they need for a happy stay.  This month’s article gives you some great tips for a cozy, pretty guest room.

And it’s time to release your royal spirit with PURPLE – the color of the month.

Enjoy…

FEATURE ARTICLE

Be My Guest

How to Make Your Guests Feel at Home

The guests are coming over, and you’d like to provide a comfortable place for them.  When designing a guest room, think about what you would expect to find in a quality hotel room.  By using this as your standard, your guests will surely enjoy their stay.

Read this list of things to remember when decorating your comfortable guest room.

Comfortable SettingsChoose a neutral style.  You can certainly use some creativity, but remember that different people will be using this room.  Keep your patterns and colors simple.  Too many patterns and colors can create a busy, rushed atmosphere – which is not conducive to a relaxing stay.
Keep the bed clean and crisp.  Fresh linens help a guest feel cozy and contented.
Speaking of beds, choose the largest one that looks good in the room.  A full, queen, or king-size mattress will always be more comfortable than a twin.
Make sure there is a mirror in the room.
When considering window coverings for a guest room, take into account the ease of functionality. A horizontal blind or shutter is uncomplicated and allows guests the option of opening or closing quickly and easily.
Ensure your guest’s privacy.  Does the door have a secure lock?  Do the blinds go all the way down?
How to Make Your Guests Feel at HomeInject a sense of hospitality with inviting touches such as books, pen and paper, or mints by the bed.
A reading lamp is important for late night readers.  It also adds to the ambience.
A television will help entertain your guests if they want to relax in their room.
Make sure you have a side table where guests can keep their books or water.  Place a clock radio on the table, as well.
Stock the guest bathroom will all basic toiletries, bath towels, robes, etc.
Put yourself in your guests’ shoes as you design the room, and you’ll make your guests feel right at home.

COLOR OF THE MONTH: PURPLE

Purple… the color of royalty.

The Color PurpleYears ago, it was very expensive to make purple dye, causing it to be a color that only nobles could afford.  Thus, purple evokes feelings of luxury, wealth, and sophistication.

You can create many moods using various shades of purple. Blue-purples – the shade of a summery sunset sky, relax the body and are perfect for a bedroom. Red-purple, like eggplant, creates drama and excitement. Deep purple evokes the sense of royalty and richness, and is said to stir up creativity.

Because purple is rare in nature, it can appear artificial.  But although it isn’t “natural,” saturated purple shades provide a vibrant punch of color to a room.

Bring out your royal spirit.  Go purple!