What a lovely weekend

I adore it here.

This is our last morning at Rose Hall Bed & Breakfast in downtown Columbia, South Carolina. The experience has been amazing.

I’d never been to a B&B before, but I expected it to be something similar to a ryokan. (Isn’t it funny that I’d been to a Japanese inn but not an American one?) It turns out that that does in fact seem to be the case. This particular B&B serves breakfast only (and sometimes dessert). There are free drinks and snacks in the stairwell.

Our room is absolutely gorgeous–large, with a fireplace (electric), a vanity, a writing desk, a little TV tower, two Victorian chairs, a dressing couch, and a lovely bed with a beautiful quilt. There are elegant mirrors everywhere. We have our own bathroom with a jacuzzi tub. Everything is decorated in a rich Victorian style, with a rose theme. The entire B&B is decorated with roses; downstairs it’s very pink. This room adds some hunter green, purple, maroon, and violet for a more toned-down, sophisticated grandeur. The furniture all looks like antiques. There’s a beautiful lamp with a fabric shade on the writing desk, and a fabulous pink blown glass lamp in the bathroom.

I honestly wouldn’t mind decorating our bedroom this way, once we get our own place :)

Now it’s time to have a late breakfast and head back home. I’ll be back online shortly to upload pictures and write more about the trip :)