Southern Style: The Guest Room

Hosting weekend visitors? Here's how to give company a hefty dose of Southern hospitality 

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    Be Our Guest HEADBOARD: Rustic yet refined, this vanCollier headboard is made of handcrafted steel and reclaimed tobacco drying sticks, a tribute to the firm’s North Carolina heritage ($1,050;vancollier.com/stores). BAG: The craftsmanship of a luxury brand without the intimidating price tag—this canvas-and-leather weekender from Everlane is lined in waterproof nylon ($95;everlane.com). COVERLET: Pandora de Balthazár’s restored antique textiles—from one-of-a-kind European laces to art deco linens offer guests timeless style and comfort ($800–$3,600;pandoradebalthazar.com).

    Brie Williams

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    The Nightstand JOURNAL: Invite your guests to record the day’s events in this Federal Supply notebook—fetchingly retro in sage green cloth—from Rogue Wave Surf Shop ($35;roguewavesurfshop.com).

    Brie Williams

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    The Nightstand CARAFE: To celebrate its signature carafe’s 75th anniversary, West Virginia–based Blenko Glass Company has introduced a miniature version, perfect for a bedside table ($36;stevemckenzies.com).

    Brie Williams

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    The Nightstand LAMP: Inspired by the work of Venetian glassblowers, this lamp from Festoni blends the high style of Italian modernism with earth tones and an organic pattern ($500;festoni.com).

    Brie Williams

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    The Nightstand VASE: Whether used as a bud vase or a catchall, this sylvan-inspired container by Olaria Studio won’t go unnoticed—thanks to its blaze-orange interior glaze ($32;oakleafandacorn.com).

    Brie Williams

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    The Linen Closet SHEET SET: Eileen Fisher for Garnet Hill ($75–$298;garnethill.com).
THROW: Maine Woolens ($50–$149;mainewoolens.com). DUVET COVER: Amity Home ($250–$350;amityimports.com). DUVET COVER: Libeco-Lagae ($430–$673;libecohomestores.com). BLANKET: Pine Cone Hill ($134;pineconehill.com).

    Brie Williams

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    The Table DINNERWARE: Michael Aram ($167 for a five-piece set;michaelaramdinnerware.com). 
STONEWARE: Bevara ($132 for a set of four;bevaradesign.com). 
FLATWARE: Puiforcat ($90 per piece;puiforcat.com).
Glass: Oscar de la Renta ($60 per glass;oscardelarenta.com).
NAPKIN: Sferra ($55 for a set of four;sferra.com). 
TABLECLOTH: Bonnie and Neil ($185;bonnieandneil.com.au).

    Brie Williams

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    The Thank-You STATIONERY: Pen a proper thank-you with this engraved set of eight customizable stag note cards and lined envelopes from New Orleans stationer Alexa Pulitzer ($75;alexapulitzer.com).

    Brie Williams

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    The Thank-You LIQUOR TAGS: These elegant pewter, Medici-style decanter tags from Vagabond House make great gifts, especially when paired with a bottle of your host’s favorite spirit ($22 each;vagabondhouse.com).

    Brie Williams

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    The Thank-You CANDLE: Scented candles are often a risk not worth taking. This magnolia-scented one from Izola strikes the right balance—clean and crisp but not overpowering ($35;izola.com).

    Brie Williams

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    The Thank-You HONEY: Each bottle of raw tupelo honey from HoneyPax is stamped with a hive code, allowing you to trace it back to the North Florida bee yard where it was harvested ($19;honeypax.com).

    Brie Williams

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