'Haunted' guest room

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Good idea. Those chairs do just disappear into the wallpaper, don't they? And I need a better lamp in that corner. What I really want is a couple of wingback chairs. The more stuff I bring in, the closer I am to throwing out the luggage rack that no one uses that takes up 4' of floor space. Just get a couple of the collapsible ones and call it good.

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Swirt'sroom photo advice mentioned leaving doors open in photos (if possible).  I wonder if we all took the same photos of our rooms, doors open doors closed and critiqued them what we would find we liked.  Of course, that means work and it prob won't happen.  If you take any new room pics in the near future try it and pass it by us.

Oddly enough my own perspective was that the guests would all ask "Where does that go, in that photo" So I am curious about this.  I have tried it on ocassion.  But typically it is a bathroom door or closet and it looks odd.  I will work on room pics this winter again.

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I love Samster's pic of 'my' room on her website. That pic pulls you right into the room and says, 'Pick me!'. I only have a couple of rooms I can take that sort of pic of.

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I would move everything out of the corner with the dresser if possible. Having a trashcan on the floor as you enter is bad feng shui, all the positive energy coming into the room goes in the trash! There is that wall sticking out next to the dresser which also blocks the energy coming into the room, you need to open that area up and put something there that makes the flow of energy go into the room and not stop at the wall, maybe a very small table with a very small table fountain or something positive and soothing, depending on the direction that corner is in (North South East West...)

Also looking at the layout you have the bed against the Lilian bathroom, what if you moved the bed onto the opposite wall or angled it in between the two window walls? People looking at the diagram might think there will be a lot of noise from the Lilian bathroom...

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That trash can isn't there anymore for just that reason (but you don't know that looking at the picture, I know). I feel like an idiot for missing it that day when I took the pix and I was beat when I was done so did not go back to retake. I used to have to move it after the housekeeper was done, she kept putting it there!

All of what you say is true. What USED to be where the dresser is was a hanging rack attached to the wall and the luggage rack. Everyone walked into the hanging rack. The mirror there opened that up quite a bit and made the room more 'happy'.

Don't want to move bed in front of windows (this discussion was on here before you joined, I think). Room didn't book before floor plan went into effect, so not entirely that reason. The room does book in person when you can see how close all the rooms are, so that doesn't seem to be an issue in person.

If I want to provide ALL the amenities a guest wants...place to put 'stuff', mirror, dresser, chairs, luggage rack, bed (ha, ha) I'm kind of stuck with the layout as is. Putting the bed anywhere else either blocks all the front windows and puts the bed right up to the street noise and facing into the bathroom, or, on the other wall, the bathroom door hits the bed and the bed is under the A/C unit and off balance because of the other window.

How about I hang some sort of picture on the wall next to the dresser so you see the picture instead of the wall when you walk into the room? It wouldn't show in the photo, but it might help overall. I did that in the Parlor Room (directly underneath this room).

I think the bed needs more oomph. Some throw pillows or something to perk it up. It's huge and that quilt doesn't photo well. It's beautiful, but pale.

Yes, to the doors open. I'll retake that way. Someone else said I should face the windows to make the room look bigger. So I'll try that, too.

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Try following some Feng Shui principles?

Which room is it, Crow's Nest? The only pic that looks funny in the pics is the one with the rocking chair in front of the door (Crow's Nest)...does the door go anywhere, is it a bath or entrance? If it's an entrance you may be blocking the "good energy" by having the chair in front of it...or people might think from the pic that the room is so small they will have to move the chair to use the bath? Also your wording that it has a steep stairway could be turning people off? It's the only one that says this.

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Ha, ha. That's the happiest room in the house. Guests LOVE that room, book it often and walk-ins gravitate toward it. The rocking chair is there because that's where guests always move it. That door is the door to exit the room. I think it would be confusing to have the door open in that shot because the hallway has a hope chest in it and it would look like the room was much larger than it actually is. Altho, the plan is to run an outlet in the hallway and put a sitting area out there with lamps & a settee.

No, the room in question is the Fogg.

Suggestions are welcome. The wall opposite what you see in the pic is a wall of windows which do not photograph well. Behind where I am standing to take the pic are a couple of rockers with a smalle table. It's cute, but the A/C unit is right there and is hideous. Now, if I could 'erase' the A/C unit from the pic, that angle might work better.

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