So thus far we’ve covered all areas on the first floor of The Croff House – before and after – as the Inn approaches 5 years as Hudson, N.Y.’s #1 Bed and Breakfast.
Today we’ll look at our two “deluxe” guest rooms: Peck and Traver, Queen Deluxe and King Deluxe respectively.
First we should clarify what defines “deluxe”. To best answer that it is appropriate to acknowledge that our Edmonds Guest Room, located on the first floor, is our smallest room. Both the Peck and Traver Guest Rooms are larger than Edmonds and, therefore, merit a designation that communicates the difference in size. That designation is “Deluxe”.
Located at the top of The Croff House’s main staircase guests encounter the Peck Guest Room. When the property was originally purchased this room was not being used by the current owners. With the exception of the removal of the very old, tired wall paper the room was in very good condition. The same can be said for the Traver Guest Room, which is just across the hall, although the owners were using the room as a pseudo-office. Both rooms had a shallow closet and shared a bathroom that was accessed from the hallway.
The majority of the renovations for both these rooms was in the reconfiguring of the bathrooms: essentially the closets and existing bathroom were gutted and then the space evenly divided to create private bathrooms for each guest room. The decor of each room was designed to be different one from the other in color and style while at the same time providing the same amenities.
“Tropical Dusk” from Benjamin Moore was selected for the Peck bedroom, which faces southwest and gets a lot of natural light in the late afternoon. A rich mahogany-inspired glass mosaic tile was chosen for the corner shower; complimented by a natural Brazilian hardwood floor and “Driftwood” for the paint was the color scheme for the Peck bathroom.
Once the old wallpaper was removed the bedroom in Traver, which overlooks the rear garden, was painted in a warm shade of green called “Dry Sage”. The bedding features an ivy-covered trellis that picks up the same color tones and compliments the garden motif. The feature wall in the bathroom is tiled with a vibrant blue mosaic pattern with “Wolf Gray” paint picking up some of the highlights of the tile.
All in all we maximized the use of the space and the addition of private baths for each guest room was definitely the right choice!