Thursday, June 9, 2011

1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast located on the west side of Seneca Lake...featuring a bonus room Peony View

There is a certain glow to one of the lovely rooms now available at the 1922 Starkey House. It has been said by everyone who steps in to the room that it is the perfect meditative, relaxing spot. I think it is because of the light exposure being southwest.

I painted it a warm terracotta, earth tone, one of my favorites.
The bed is brass and a lovely antique dresser with tilt mirror sets off the natural woodwork. The Peony View was named that since guests can see my peony garden if they visit during these first two weeks of June.

Peony View is set up as a "bonus" room. It does have a large walk-in closet with an original built-in dresser from 1922, the year the house was built. However, it does not have a private bath but guests traveling with family or friends can share a bath with either the Catalpa Room, or with Sycamore Suite.

The Peonies are in full bloom right now during the first two weeks of June.  I have always managed to pick a huge bunch for my daughter Rachael on her birthday. The whites bloom first with their tiny hint of pink centers. This week, the dark pinks are opening. They are so fragrant you can smell them everywhere in the yard!

 Here are a few pictures of the garden for you Rach.

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