Secrets of Decorating & Restoring our Historic Inn

Callender Bath

Have you ever wondered how and when we address decorating and restoring our historic bed and breakfast inn?  Every fall Bev makes a thorough check of each room to determine what repairs are needed, what upholstered pieces need upholstering or replaced, where woodwork needs to be painted and also what carpets need to be replaced.  So, would you like to know what we’ve done this winter?

In mid-December we had new wall-to-wall carpets installed in both the Cactus Room in the Captain Lord Mansion and the Lois Room in the Captain’s Garden House. Additionally, we just returned from the Gift Mart in Atlanta where we purchased two new chairs for the Gathering Room at the Captain’s Garden House as well as several new lamps and other accessory pieces for use throughout the two buildings.

When we remodeled several baths a number of years ago, we had beautiful pedestal sinks installed. While being quite functional with a fair amount of space for toiletry items, none of the vanities had back splashes.  After heavy use, the walls behind the sinks began to deteriorate. Bev and David Hutchins, our maintenance man have finished tiling the walls behind two of the sinks, as well as painting each bath. The third is scheduled to be finished by mid-February.  So, if you stay in Dana, Champion or Nathaniel on your next stay, take a close look at Bev’s handiwork!  Your innkeeper, Rick Litchfield