We are pleased with what we have managed to do with Bedrooms 1 and 2. We took a 19th Century wallpaper design as a cue and took heritage colours from it. An example of the wallpaper itself has been put in a black metal frame on the wall that has the feature colour. We decided, for these two rooms, to paint the walls and to look for really good curtains and carpets (still to be sorted!). Other things which reflect our current decoration ethos are:
- 2 Heritage colours – with enough contrast for LRV (light reflective value) accessibility requirements – note the door frames denoting access points for the sight-impaired
- Hard wearing quality paints used all round for ease of maintenance and longevity
- Larger landscape mirrors to reflect light and serve as mirrors.
- Good quality metal period design curtain poles
- Minimalist for a clutter-free atmosphere
- New Sealy divan beds and posturepedic matresses – quality and able to withstand the various demands of guests
- Gooseneck beside lamp for reading
- Latest LED energy saving lightbulbs
- All features complying to applicable standards for accessibility and safety
We recognise that for a short space of time, the bedrooms are someone’s ‘base’ and so we are trying to make sure the layout and ammenties, whatever the size of room, are as good as we can make them. All the time, the aesthetic value is being respected, as we want all rooms to feel they should be a part of this wonderful historic building.