The other heart of a B&B, the bedroom! I love this room. Click pics for larger versions.
An overview of the room. The walls were already papered. The staircase originally came out here, but I boarded up the hole and put new flooring on top. The bed, dresser, and nightstand came out of the many boxes of furniture I’d purchased with the house, as did the rocking horse, the vintage bonnet, and some of the accessories. I painted and dressed the bed and did the curtains. For the first time I experimented with combining different patterns in the same room, and I like how it turned out.
Detail of the left side of the room.
I have started to collect miniature walking sticks as a tribute to Captain Gabriel Lacey in my Captain Lacey Regency Mystery series. He was injured in the Peninsular war and must use a walking stick (with a sword inside so he can beat off his enemies).
I dressed the bed myself, but added many things. The quilt is from Brodnax–it’s actually paper. Pink and blue pillows by Wendy Smale; embroidered pillow by Marilyn Miller; the big printed pillow is commercially available.
The dolly is by Debbie Young.
Toiletry items I picked up here and there.
Vintage sewing basket by Bobbi Johnson. I love her work! I have more in the Big House bedroom.
A close-up of what the B&B lady guest has served in bed.