by Abby Weiss
Welcoming guests into a small apartment or home can feel daunting when you don’t have an extra room to spare. But as Los Angeles interior designer Caitlin Murray explains, intelligent design, simple changes, and easy prep can turn a crowded overnighter into an all around pleasant stay.
A little goes a long way.
Prepare ahead of time by grabbing a few thoughtful additions and personal favorites that you know your guest will love. “I like to have a space set aside stocked with bottles of water and fruit on a nice tray and in a pretty bowl,” Murray explains, “it feels so sophisticated.” If guests are visiting mid-week, a map of the city or a list of your favorite places will keep them busy while you’re at work.