Be Our Guest

This holiday season, treat your overnight guests to a warm welcome in a comfortable, inviting guest room.

By Melissa Mauzy


1. By Woodmeister Master Builders. Designed by Seldom Scene Interiors, this home is a small but very thoughtfully designed cottage used in summer months. Highly-specialized, selective custom millwork, which is featured throughout home was the very first “Certified Green Home” (as per NAHB/National Green Building Standard) on the island of Nantucket.

2. By SAGA Realty and Construction. The light and airy bunk room of Coastal LunaSEA is the perfect spot to unwind after a day on the beach. The custom, built-in bunk beds with fluted columns provide functional, coastal flair.

3. By Betty Wasserman Art & Interiors, A charming guest cottage surrounded by a beautiful garden. The inside showcases a contemporary open-concept design with a sleeping area and living room.

 4. By Michael Del Piero. The guest room in this urban home serves as both a sleeping quarters as well as a respite from the busy city lights and sounds. The space is filled with texture and interest, so guests never want to leave!

5. By Dadapt. The guest room was inspired with two functions in mind: to provide comfort and rest combined with social accommodations to host small gatherings. The mix of high-low budget ties the entire composition together and provides the necessary storage associated for a typical bedroom as well as a bar cart required to get any small event lit. 

6. By Holly Bender Interiors. The designer likes to mix vintage items in with new furniture to give the room some warmth and history. The dresser is a vintage Dorothy Draper style and the chandelier is vintage from the 1960’s.

7. By Amy Troute Interior Design. A newly finished basement apartment in one of Portland’s gorgeous historic homes was a beautiful canvas for Amy Troute to create a warm, welcoming guest house the homeowners dubbed the “HUG” - home under ground. Area rugs provided rich texture and color inspiration for each room. Comfortable furnishings, cozy, layered beds and thoughtful touches welcome guests for any length of stay.