You know the term living graciously could mean many things. I take it to mean, keeping your home neutral, flowing from room to room, classic. As they say, hospitality really does begin at home living graciously. There are many ways to make sure your guests feel the warmth of your welcome and the pleasure that you take in their company. Using natural materials in their guest bedroom and bath with layers of tone on tone colors is enveloping. In design and decoration, I layer the bedding with a matelassé, a duvet with down insert and several sleeping pillows so the guests will be comfortable. Practicality and function come first, because if a room doesn’t work, who will use it? Graceful flow and seamless transitions make it all worth the time to get ready for your guests. Don’t forget the chocolate.