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Monday, August 16 2010

Have you been looking for a way to provide a place to sleep for last minute or out of town guests that doesn't take up a lot of space.  Well, the latest DWR catalog arrived in the mail yesterday, and the Soto sleeper chair instantly caught my attention:

After looking at the picture, I spotted the chair’s $3,300 price tag and quickly closed the catalog. No offense to the designers or the wonderful folks at DWR (it really is an attractive piece of furniture), but $3,300 is way  out of my price range.

Sleeper chairs are fantastic additions in small spaces because they work double duty as seating and guest accommodations. One of these multitaskers in a living room or office is perfect when you don’t have a guest room or space for a larger sofa sleeper.  I have been considering getting one so that when family or friends spend the night, I won't have to make them sleep on the floor, and it can provide a comfortable space to sit and read the rest of the time.

A little more in line with my price range are:

For $130, Target has a single sleeper:

For $20 more ($150), Target has a sleeper lounge chair:

JCPenny has the Sleepy sleeper chair for $500 that is available in nine different upholstery options:

And, for $1,000, is the sleek Vincent twin sleeper from CB2:

You don’t have to spend $3,300 or add a spare room onto your home to increase the number of sleeping accommodations you have to offer guests — a sleeper chair might be all you need for your small space.

Let me know your ideas on saving space on sleeping arrangements.  I would love to hear from you.  In the meantime, have a great week.

Posted by: Audrey Cupo AT 09:24 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Friday, May 09 2008

This week's Quick Tip For A Better Space is Part Two from an exerpt of an article posted on the site www.busybeelifestyle.com.  With their permission, I am submitting to you the following: 

I am continuing with the theme of last week's blog which was called "Create A Five Star Guest Room".  This week you can create a more elaborate guest room with a few fun ideas!

You can buy quality sheets with a high thread count without spending a fortune!  Take a look at Martha Stewart's 400 thread count sets starting at $39.00 and 500 count sheets at $59.99 at K-mart.

Pamper your guests with soft, fluffy towels, providing each with a bath towel, hand towel and wash cloth.  Add a monogram for a personal touch.  You can embroider guest towels with your monogram (wife's first initial first, family last name initial large in the middle and husband's first initial last) or a single word like "Welcome" or "Guest".  Fold and bundle each towel set with a wide ribbon.

An especially nice touch is to provide a sturdy wooden luggage rack that looks like bamboo.  Suitcases rest on strong cotton twill straps and a lower shelf can hold shoes or handbags.  Ballard Designs - ballarddesigns.com - $99.50

A water carafe and glass set is a perfect bedside accessory and easily available.

Taking a cue from the best hotels, hang terry cloth robes in the guest room closet.  You can purchase them from Lillian Vernon for a reasonable price.  The Ultra-Soft Microfleece Robe with complimentary personalization costs $49.98.  You don't necessarily need to personalize every last item in your guest room but it can be fun to embroider these robes with "Guest" or "His" and "Hers".

Other touches can include: a clock/CD player for quiet music and wake up calls, a spot to stow wet towels such as an attractive laundry basket or hooks on the back of the door, a reading lamp, coasters, a note detailing a weekend of activities, etc.   Use your imagination and think about what you would like to have if you were a guest in someone's home.

So, why not undertake that guest room makeover today and be ready for visitors tomorrow!

For more information and assistance on any organizing issue you might have, feel free to contact me. I will be more than happy to help you reach your goals for organization and create A Better Space for you.

Have a great week!

Posted by: Audrey Cupo AT 12:02 pm   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Wednesday, April 30 2008

I was networking recently at the Women's Business Expo at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown and met two women who have begun a website called Busy Bee Lifestyle.  They post inspiring ideas for entertaining, decorating, shopping and more.

This week's Quick Tip For A Better Space is an exerpt from an article they posted on their site www.busybeelifestyle.com which I believe will be very helpful to you.  With their permission, I am submitting to you the following: 

CREATING A FIVE STAR GUEST ROOM

Whether you have one bedroom designated as a guest room or you bunk guests in one of your kid's bedrooms, it is important to create a welcoming space!

If you have a separate guest room, make sure the sheets and blankets are freshly laundered.  Stack towels along with extra pillows and blankets, purge the closet of your own clutter and add lots of attractive hangers, fill a basket with all of those mini toiletries from hotel stays and set out a few fun magazines and good books, making sure there is adequate light for reading.  Why not add a few finishing touches such as fresh flowers, a scented candle, a carafe for water and a small dish of candy or mints?

When a child's room serves double duty for guests, consider putting together a "guest room kit".  Use a large wicker basket to hold linens, towels, toiletries and the additional items listed above.  Keep this basket stocked at all times and dedicate the contents for guest use only.  This way, your lucky guests won't end up sleeping on those Disney sheets!

If you are interested in creating a more elaborate guest room, check back next week for some more ideas!

So, why not undertake that guest room makeover today and be ready for visitors tomorrow!

For more information and assistance on any organizing issue you might have, feel free to contact me. I will be more than happy to help you reach your goals for organization and create A Better Space for you.

Have a great week!

Posted by: Audrey Cupo AT 02:15 pm   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
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