Hi Swirt, What do you think about adding a "B&B decorating" forum?

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We could all exchange ideas on changing and/or updating our B&B's.    We could post pictures, and know everyone's opinions. 

I think it would be a great help.

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i still like the idea ... 

silly bree ... you asked for ideas ...

 

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i actually think it's a good idea.

inn decorating.  or inn style  or something ..

specific questions about how to decorate certain areas, or how to stage a room. or how a picture might look better.

yes, we all have our own taste and might not care two bits about some of the ideas given.  but something might click.

of course, i don't want to make more work for swirt. 

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But we don't need a separate forum to do it.  Just post under the appropriate category..just like we did with Bree last weekSmiling

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catlady wrote:

But we don't need a separate forum to do it.  Just post under the appropriate category..just like we did with Bree last weekSmiling

Oh right, that was the 'Beat Bree to a Pulp' category!

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You asked...it wasn't so bad that you needed your heavy armor or anything   haha!

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Trishany, I think the suggestion for discussion is good, but like others have mentioned, I think the existing categories already allow for the discussion of the topic.  If the discussion is decoration of guestrooms, it could certainly go in "Inn the Guestrooms" Kitchen redecoration could go in Inn the Kitchen ...    the problem I try to avoid is there is a fine line between too many categories and too few.  If you have too many you spend too much time trying to find the appropriate category, too few,then everything gets lumped together.  For the time being, I think we are good with the topic categories we have.

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I don't see the need for another forum topic but do not see a problem with the discussion either.  Just like any other discussion here, we all have different ideas to share.  Some that are useful to the original poster and some that are not.  There is nothing wrong with tossing ideas around on any subject.

 

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I think what everyone is saying that if you have a decorating question or want input, you can post it under "Inn the Guest Rooms" or whatever place is appropriate.  We don't need another whole forum topic.  There is plenty here to look at already & Swirt has his hands full with this forum. 

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Sorry, but no need to set up a separate forum. Swirt has enough to do with this one

Actually there is a decorating Forum on About.com. Or how about posting at HGTV's RATE MY SPACE. Or if someone has a room they want us to check out, they can put it in a post here.  Let's keep it simple

As Kathleen stated, everyone has different spaces and what works for one person may not work for another. To each his own.

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Almost like my posting my photo and having everyone give me staging ideas while I was running back & forth. Obviously I wasn't going to go shopping at that moment to get what everyone was saying...throw pillows, table skirt, etc, but I have those written down now.

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trishany wrote:

We could all exchange ideas on changing and/or updating our B&B's.    We could post pictures, and know everyone's opinions. 

I think it would be a great help.

I'm curious, are you opening up your rooms to critique also?

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How is that different from what we have now?

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There would be a separate forum for JUST decorating.  I think it would be helpful to alot of innkeepers who want to change their decor, and who need help doing that. 

I think the decor of a B&B can make a not-so- successful B&B, VERY successful.

I think we should start getting away from the frill, the lace,  the baskets, etc. and bring B&B's to a not so stereotypical place to stay. 

 

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I don't think there are actually that many that are frills and lace. We aren't.

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I agree.  They are more the imagined cliche than the norm.

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"The imagined cliche"...  Dusty, musty, frilly, doilies & gnome laden.  Ha!

Where is that Tori Spelling?  haha!  I think they've moved on to a different reality show or something? 

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swirt wrote:

I agree.  They are more the imagined cliche than the norm.

only on tv shows... per usual bad press.

If anyone sees the Richard Gere B&B flick pls report in on any lace found at this outerbanks NC inn.  Thanks. It is not playing here yet.

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havent seen it..but in the trailers...on line...don't see any evidence of lacy fru fru. Not that kind of house.

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egoodell wrote:

I don't think there are actually that many that are frills and lace. We aren't.

Us neither, although I think there's some out there, I don't know of many and I don't know of any on this forum.

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For being in Podunk, I am very successful - I am still open after 12 + years! Not every B & B is lace and frills. Mine certainly is not and I know many others that are not. Most of us decorate to fit the locale and the house. A log B & B is not going to try to look Victorian in their decor and an inn in Alaska will definitely not look like the Old South. I do not think there is a typical decor for B & B.

My house told me how to decorate and I am not questioning it. If I tried to I know it would not work and the house would do something to punish me - like demand a new roof. This house knows that it wants to look like.

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And, I won't ask a comission.    lol!  

But, seriously, I think I/we could help out those that are "challenged, decoratively". 

Just a thought.

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