Tour a DIY Maven's Moody, Woodsy Hotel Home

Tour a DIY Maven's Moody, Woodsy Hotel Home

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Creative Studio
Oct 1, 2018
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Name: Megan Pflug
Site: The Woodhouse Lodge
Location: Greenville, NY
Size: 6,000 square feet
Years lived in: 1

When New York interior designer Megan Pflug set her (impeccable) eye on the nearby Hudson Valley for a property that would double as a home and a business, she and her husband were in the market for an older property—one of the 18th- or 19th-century colonials the area is known for. Or so they thought. They looked on their own for a while, and after striking out enough times, they realized they needed some help.

It turns out that Megan's favorite antique dealer in the area was a real estate agent and Realtor®—a member of the National Association of REALTORS®—and she was just the person to help their dream come true. The Realtor® was able to see the bigger picture and convince Megan and her husband to broaden their search to slightly newer properties. "She helped us to look outside what we thought we wanted to find the right fit," Megan remembers.

Just one small problem: The right fit—an adorable midcentury motor lodge—wasn't technically for sale! But, because the Realtor® had insider knowledge and local relationships, she knew the seller was likely to entertain Megan and her husband's offer.

Spoiler alert: It was accepted.

After a lot of DIY love, Megan and her husband reopened the hotel as the Woodhouse Lodge in May. The new hotel proprietors are now living the life they dreamed of, visiting New York to see clients and friends but retreating home to Woodhouse, where the nearest neighbor is a 10-minute drive away.


Megan on doing it yourself: "Just start. So many people get bogged down in planning or contemplating projects. Obviously, a little prep is necessary, but you can figure it out along the way."


Megan is endlessly inspired by the majestic view and the thriving creative community. "There are so many young people coming here from the city to build businesses and creative endeavors that just aren't possible in the city anymore."

And, when friends visit, Megan knows just the place for them to stay: "Guests are our thing!"

Apartment Therapy Survey:

My home's style: A-frame motor lodge built in 1962

Inspiration: The style of the building played a big role in the way I decorated it. Because I did not want the lodge to feel cartoonish (read: kitschy 1960s), I tried to mix and match styles but stay true to the location and history. I incorporated Shaker rails because they are a minimalist storage solution and similar to MCM-style solutions. I also decorated with local Hudson Valley antiques and paintings that call back to the Hudson River School of painters.

Favorite element: The large A-frame and windows. I also love that we have 10 guest rooms. This is a place for celebrations!

Biggest challenge: Probably the budget. We came up with a lot of workarounds and of course some DIYs.

What friends say about your home: When we lived in Brooklyn it was always hard to get people to come over for dinner—now friends are more than willing to visit.

Biggest embarrassment: When we were renovating the guest rooms, we removed some really grimy wall-to-wall carpet. I got the idea to splatter paint the subfloors and I did all 10 rooms. It looked amazing, but we decided after the project was done that we needed more insulation underfoot, so we ended up laying flooring over my painted treatment. We did both projects ourselves and it was a lot of work both times!

Proudest DIY: Probably the Shaker rails. I feel like I could keep going with them. Expect to see more of those around them properly in the future. Our next project is a bar and event space.

Biggest indulgence: The soapstone countertops were a splurge, but they make the kitchen.

Best advice: Just start. So many people get bogged down in planning or contemplating projects. Obviously, a little prep is necessary, but you can figure it out along the way.

Dream Sources: I really wanted this wood stove, but it was not in the budget.

Resources:

LIVING ROOM
Seating — Perigold
Rugs — Revival
Ceiling lights — Hudson Valley Lighting

BEDROOM
Wall hangings — Moses Nadel
Rugs — Revival
Ceiling and table lighting — Hudson Valley Lighting
Chairs — Perigold
The rest is vintage

ENTRYWAY
Bar cabinet — The New Traditionalists

BATHROOM
Almost everything is original vintage (tile, etc.)
Wall sconce — Hudson Valley Lighting
Turkish towels — Etsy
Custom bath products — Village Common

KITCHEN
Lighting — Schoolhouse Electric
Soapstone — Polycor
Mirror — CB2
Ceramics — DBO Home
Faucets — Mohen
Knobs — Emteck
Paint — Behr (Night Club)

EXTERIOR/PATIO
Lounge set — Stori Modern
Shade sails — Amazon
Folding chairs — vintage
Large planters — DIY
Hanging lights — Home Depot

GUEST ROOMS
Wall hangings — Moses Nadel
Rugs — Revival
Ceiling and table lighting — Hudson Valley Lighting
Chairs — Perigold
The rest is vintage

Thanks, Megan!

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