The art of innkeeping begins with an eye for detail. My goal is that every guest should take away a memory from the room - how a curtain falls, how a real linen sheet feels to lay on, how the light hits a painting at a certain time of day.
This type of innkeeping takes time and a great deal of attention. Everything must be subtle, not obvious.
Flowers and fruit need to be in-season. Sheets need to be pure linen or cotton. Duvets are essential -- our guests' skin should be the first that touches a duvet cover's clean surface.
Curtains of silk and and velvet, and colors that relax.
Books and cd's, a comfortable corner, and a tea pot. These are essential elements. Good lighting, large bath towels, robes and slippers. My thoughts go to: if it is a rainy day and someone wants to spend the whole day in his or her room, how comfortable will it be? It should be, well, very comfortable.