House Tour Series: The Jefferson Room

Our guest bedroom, affectionately dubbed The Jefferson Room for president Thomas Jefferson, houses a plethora of curiosities including a beautifully colored Monticello print, a flatware service box that belonged to Bronson’s grandmother, a dollhouse that belonged to my several times great grandmother, and an old camera that was given to me by two sisters after photographing a wedding for one of them.  I love displaying pieces like these because not only are they great decor elements, but they also hold so many wonderful memories.  I love spending time in the guest room surrounded by these wonderful pieces.

The furniture in the room is a com of the Hemnes line from Ikea and antique furniture that was sourced from auctions and yard sales.  I love the mix of the shades of white with the warm distressed woods of the antique pieces.

In one of the corners of the room sets a little student desk which serves as a luggage rack when we host guests, but is more often used as a crafting spot for Gunner and me.

Like the other rooms throughout our home, we tried to stick to a neutral palette (the wall color is Lime White CW-95 from Benjamin Moore’s Colonial Williamsburg Collection), so that artwork and seasonal pieces would really standout.  We have so much fun decorating the guest room each season– reds and greens are a staple at Christmas, furs throughout winter, flocked bunnies and greenery for Spring, a handmade quilt made by my grandmother for summer, and white pumpkins for autumn.

Our guest room is available nightly and includes a five course breakfast at A Governor’s Inn, a beautiful historical B&B in town, about ten minutes from us.  We’d love to  have you, so send us a message to reserve!