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Archive for the ‘Interior Design’ Category

Out of the Box Ideas

September 18th, 2014 by Eben Viens

  One of The B&B Team’s Pinterest boards is called ‘Think Out of the Box Ideas’. Subtitled, ‘Unique Decorating Random Pins That May Inspire’. I have so much fun with this, discovering fun DIY projects that I believe could add some fun conversational interest for your guests and for you, the innkeeper. Some of the ideas […]

Bed and Breakfast First Impressions Count

April 9th, 2014 by Eben Viens

“The lobby sets the tone for the overall guest experience, whether it is tone color, décor or ambience. It is the first impression that guests pick up upon entering a property.”From an article in Global Traveler, April 2014 entitled, ‘Form, Function and Finesse’. Over the years The B&B Team has heard comments from innkeepers saying […]

Common Rooms – Time for a Transformation?

July 12th, 2013 by Eben Viens

How often are your common areas used and which ones? Do your guests use your dining room for anything other than breakfast? I believe these are some good questions that may start you thinking about how your public spaces can be transformed into “Spaces that are open to interpretation-places to relax, think, create, meet and […]

C is for Clear the Clutter

February 10th, 2012 by Eben Viens

Sandy Soule, colleague, B & B travel writer and all around smart lady, has a mantra. “Vertical surfaces are for the innkeepers, horizontal surfaces are for the guests”. All of us at The B&B Team quote these wise words often. We have visited Bed and Breakfast Inns where we have found it necessary to clear […]

B is for Fabulous Beds

October 14th, 2011 by Eben Viens

The focal point of a guest room is the bed.  I have always proposed that the bed should be the utmost enticement for a weary traveller’s eyes, for it most likely is the first thing they see when entering the room. A major part of the experience you provide for your guest is the sleep experience. […]

Guest Room Staging, The Innkeeper’s Art

July 27th, 2010 by Eben Viens

by Janet Wolf of The B&B Team We were very fortunate in our innkeeping career to have had wonderful housekeepers who always went above and beyond their job description. One in particular stands out. She once told me that she would stand at the doorway of a room after she was finished cleaning and ‘critique’ […]

A Soothing Sanctuary: Room Design That Works

July 27th, 2010 by Eben Viens

by Janet Wolf of The B&B Team A warm and inviting, well appointed and soothing sanctuary. Isn’t that what every innkeeper wants to provide for their guests?  How do you achieve that?  Interior design can be a daunting task and choosing the right style for your inn is a very personal and individual journey.  I […]

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