August is the month when many people travel -- often fitting in one last vacation before school begins again in the fall. I offer a sampling of guest rooms for a range of tastes. Perhaps one of these would suit you as a comfortable home away from home . . .

Anthropologie canopy bed, Sferra linens and antique suzani.
Mother (Mary Lynn Turner) and daughters (Marie Turner and Emily Turner) designed this family vacation home in Ketchum, Idaho.
Architect: Bob White of ForestStudio. 
Photography by Miguel Flores-Vianna.
 Elle Decor (December 2010).

Custom-made guest bed with canopy of Dedar fabric.
Chicago prewar apartment designed by Jean-Louis Deniot.
Photography by Miguel Flores-Vianna. 
Architectural Digest (December 2011).

 "In the guest bedroom, velvet curtains enclose a Russian sleigh bed with a coverlet and pillows in a Clarence House silk velvet; a screen is covered in an Aubusson tapestry; and the Italian footstool retains its original upholstery."
San Antonio, Texas home of decorator Gwynn Griffith.
Design by Gwynn Griffith.
Photography by William Waldron.
Elle Decor (September 2011).

An 1840s bed found at an estate sale.
Home of Tommy Hilfiger executive Trent Wisehart in South Orange, New Jersey.
 Design by Trent Wisehart.
Renovation by Michael J. Hoeft.
Styled by Stephen Pappas.
Photography by Laura Resen.
Elle Decor (July-August 2012)

Hermes blankets add a burst of orange to a white guest room.
Interior design by Sally Markham.
Photography by Thomas Loof. 
House Beautiful (June 2011).

 "A Billy Baldwin-inspired British Colonial guest room."
Interior design by homeowners and visual merchandisers Mark D. Sikes and Michael Griffin.
Photography by Amy Neunsinger.
House Beautiful (December-January 2012).

The checked canopy adds height to this guest bed.
Waterfront vacation house turned full-time home in Sherwood Forest, Maryland.
Interior design by Kelley Proxmire.
Renovations by architect Catherine Purple Cherry and builder Burt Winchester.
Photography by Gordeon Beall.
Traditional Home (April 2011).

 Old toile mixed with Ralph Lauren bed linens.
Interior design by Ellen O'Neill.
Photography by John Kernick.
House Beautiful (March 2011).

 "A guest bedroom merges American country with a sporty European spirit. The Austrian trophies and backpacks, Welsh blanket and English settee are antiques."
"Walls are knotty Canadian pine with a milk-paint wash."
Interior design by Cheryl Tague.
Photography by David Tsay.
House Beautiful (February 2011).

Velvet-upholstered Darcy bed from Pottery Barn.
Interior design by Kelie Grosso.
Photography by Ngoc Minh Ngo.
House Beautiful (April 2012).


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