Inspiration: Bedrooms at a Historic Inn
Years ago I used to work for the Waverly Inn, one of the historic Bed and Breakfasts here in Hendersonville. I just came upon some of the photos that I took.
The Waverly Inn is certainly not a small house. There are fifteen bedrooms, plus a spa, sitting rooms, library, kitchen, dining rooms… But you can get inspiration from the rooms.
Diane, the owner at that time, did a wonderful job creating a unique look for each of the bedrooms. She made them feel very restful.
Here are some of my favorites.
Most of the furnishings had been with the house for a very long time.
Others she had sourced from local places.
I couldn’t find anything about a history of furniture being made in Kennesaw, Georgia. But that is what my notes for this room say. Perhaps the pine is from Kennesaw? They do have pine in Georgia.
My notes say this is a Rice Carved Bed.
This bed is dressed with a Fishnet Bed Canopy or a Hand Tied Canopy. These are a traditional North Carolina canopy made with fishnet tying techniques.
This bed was made in High Point, NC. High point had a tradition of cabinet making, as furniture was then called. Quality local timber was readily available. Following the Civil War, low-cost labor was plentiful. In the late 1880s families moved in-home production into factories. By 1900 High Point produced more furniture than anywhere else in the South.
For nearly one hundred years, from the turn of the century till the late 1990s, Lexington’s economy was based on textile and furniture manufacturing. Now the factories have gone overseas. Very little furniture is still made in Lexington.
A patchwork quilt creates a really cozy bedroom.
I love the light level in this photo. Such a relaxing room.