Bring southern hospitality to your New York home

Bring southern hospitality to your New York home

If you're hosting the holidays this year, it's a great time to show off your elegant home decor. Aside from giving your house guests a glimpse of great taste, hosting also means providing your friends and family with old-fashion hospitality. You've heard of the expression "southern hospitality," but there's no reason us yankees can't exude the same charm.

"When it comes down to it, hospitality is one of those intangibles that make the difference between a house and a home," interior designer Jessica McClendon writes on "And while I love great design for itself, it's nurturing those intangibles that makes me love my work."

Learn how to be the hostess with the mostest with these helpful tips:

  • Provide comfortable sleeping area: If you're hosting overnight guests this holiday season, go the extra mile by providing added luxuries. Although you don't necessarily have to place a mint on their pillow, provide your visitors with stylish throw blankets in case they get too cold. Create a chic guest-bedroom with elegant window coverings to ensure privacy.
  • Quench their thirst: Sometimes house guests are too shy to speak up and ask for a glass of water or a snack. Try adding a stylish bar-cart to your living or dining room for a practical, yet fancy, touch. Nothing says old-fashion hospitality quite like a vintage bar-cart.

If you're looking for new custom curtains and drapes this season, be sure to stop by Metropolitan Window fashions or invite us into your home by using our complimentary shop-at-home service. A trained decorator will visit your home with samples, measure your windows and give you a price quote at the end of your appointment!