Your Guide to Prepping the Perfect Guest Room

With summer just around the corner, 'tis officially the season for out-of-town guests, and as a result, we've found ourselves refreshing our hosting toolkit. Yes, it's important to stock the bar with your friends' favorites and double-check your coffee and croissant supply. And of course--you'll want to make the bed with your very best freshly-starched linens. But it's the little touches that really separate the run-of-the-mill host and hostess from the ones deserving of "the mostest" title. Below, we've compiled our favorite ways to say welcome, from Steven Alan's indigo-shaded handcrafted Japanese carafe (a must for your guest's middle-of-the-night thirst-quenching needs), to Muji's summery gingham slippers (an alluring invitation to get out of bed).  
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 Natural Cotton Throw, $236 Brahms Mount  Punkt Alarm Clock, $135 Lumens  Washable Slippers, $25 Muji
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Tom Dixon Scented Candle, $80 YLighting  Pride & Prejudice, $18 Anthropologie Izola Toothbrush Set, $12 Erie Drive 
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 Leather Catch All Tray, $68 Khoi Lee Leatherwares  Lime Basil Bath Soap, $18 Lafco  Large Night Carafe, $75 Steven Alan
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Blue Logan Playing Cards, $100 Moda Operandi Constellation Matches, $4 Furbish  Gilded Swallow Chocolate Icon, $18 Alma Handmade Chocolates
Photograph: François Halard/Vogue