I simply love stone. From counters in the kitchen to fireplaces in the living room, stone is the perfect material for nearly every room of the house. Its beauty lies in its variation and imperfections, its organic range of shades and tones and its environmental qualities. It is available in countless modules from 1″squares to large 4′ x 7′ slabs. It can have straight or ‘antiqued’ chiseled edges and textured surfaces. It is durable, versatile and easy to maintain. Like a chameleon it can blend in with its surroundings; it can be sleek and modern or rustic and traditional. And, while this post extols its praises for all manner of residential installations, you will find stone in airports, hotels and commercial spaces.
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FOR OVERNIGHT GUESTS:
Make up the guest bed with a set of perfectly pressed sheets.
Place a beautiful clock, set to the right time, on the nightstand. Make sure it has an alarm.
Neatly roll towels into a special basket kept just for guests.
Place a fragrant bar of soap on top of the towels.
Clear out dresser drawers so guests feel welcomed to unpack.
Lastly, keep a guestbook so memories made are not forgotten.
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