Before and After: Beautiful B&B

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There’s an amazing new bed and breakfast in High Point, N.C.! It’s called Pandora’s Manor and it’s owned by one of my favorite companies, Eastern Accents. They asked me and 5 other interior designers to revamp the bedrooms in the historic home, and given my love of traditional homes, I couldn’t wait to redesign my space!

Before we got started, the rooms had some amazing details that you see in so many historic homes, like the wood floors and a marble fireplace – I love a fireplace in a bedroom! But, also like a lot of older homes, things also looked a bit dated as families moved in and out and as tastes and trends changed.

One thing I knew I wanted to add was a WOW factor, but I still wanted to keep the traditional elements that I love so much. So I added wainscoting to the bottom of the walls, but gave those walls a more modern look with a deep black paint on the upper half. Then I layered in a bright yellow fabric in the draperies and upholstery, all from fabrics that are in my own collection for Duralee.

The room before was a little cramped with older furniture and upholstery, and I wanted to add glamour and a more modern look with my design for this bedroom.

My new Tilly chair for CR Laine really has that vintage look with a modern twist that I was searching for, so it was the perfect fit. And I was lucky enough to also be able to use pieces from my collections of art for Soicher Marin and tables and a desk from Woodbridge Furniture.

There is an attached bathroom for each of the bedrooms, so I also pulled in some of the design elements and colors from the bedroom into the bath.

I love a bold graphic wallpaper, and this black-and-white pattern was a perfect complement to the bedroom’s decor. I also used the same drapery fabric and Greek key detailing that you can see on the bedroom windows.

The final result was a room that guests will love, featuring a big luxurious bed with fabulous Eastern Accents linens to lounge in! I was so honored to be given this project, and I even wrote a letter to the guests who will stay here in the coming years.

The designers who were involved in the home with me are Alexa Hampton, Barclay Butera, Celerie Kemble, Thom Filicia, and Madcap Cottage – here we all are on the steps of Pandora’s Manor in our special Eastern Accents PJs! To see their rooms and to learn more about the home, click here to read the feature on Traditional Home‘s website!

If you’re in High Point, N.C., for the upcoming High Point Market, be sure to stop in and tour this gorgeous B&B. It’s a great place to stay, with an amazing staff!







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5 Responses to Before and After: Beautiful B&B

  1. Denise says:

    The space you designed is by far my favorite. I love the use of bold color and the geometric shapes. So fresh, modern and timeless all at the same time. I’ve wanted to use a dark color on our guest bedroom walls for so long. Didn’t quite know how to keep it from feeling like a dungeon. The wainscoting and bright fabrics really push the black walls to the background. Very nice Tobi…seems like a simple thing to say.

  2. Cheryl says:

    Love the room, but even more important question-where can I get the shoes???

  3. Ellen Shook says:

    I absolutely love this!

  4. Cathie Suttora says:

    The crisp yellow with the black and white are so fresh and new. The room is delightful. From the crisp white molding to the absolutely delightful yummy bed I just love it.

    Slightly off topic:
    I love, love, love your top in the bathroom shot. Can you share where you found it?

  5. Linda M. says:

    I never knew yellow could be used as the main color for a room decoration. I love how you’ve melded the yellow with the black and white patterns to create a bright and energetic space. Thank you so much for sharing!