Wednesday, October 15, 2008

First Room Finished!

We've finished our first guest room! It features a Queen sized 4 poster bed with a full canopy in checked silk and Frette Egyptian Cotton bedding. A large and beautifully figured Mahogany New York Armoire dates from about 1840. The original plank floor looks great refinished. There's a sofa in the sitting area and a small antique writing table with chair. The two large windows have Roman blinds and look out across the woodland opposite.
The en suite bathroom has the original wide plank floor, exposed beams and Limestone wall. It features a Pearl True Whirlpool tub with shower and a ceramic vessel sink on a vanity top made from an old recycled beam. There are genuine blue Delft tiles of Dutch landscapes set into the tiling.
The overall effect is crisp and modern whilst paying homage to the Dutch colonial origins of the house. It's taken eight months to create this room but we hope visitors will think it was well worth it.

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