28
May
New Reflection Room

Patriot Point guests have one more space to enjoy solitude and a great view with the creation of a third-floor Reflection Room in the Main House.

The room features 360-degree views of the property and is a private place for guests to sit with each other and chat or quietly take in the scenic view. The Taishoff Family Foundation recently donated the furniture for the Reflection Room.

“It will look beautiful when it is done,” said Kathy Taishoff, who designed the room’s interior. Taishoff’s husband, Rob, is one of Patriot Point’s managing members. “I asked [Patriot Point General Manager Hugh Middleton and Volunteer Coordinator Mike Mattingly] what do the guests want? What is relaxing for them? What is their comfort zone? And the feedback was to keep it rustic like the rest of the house. It had to be what guests wanted to help them be comfortable.”

The room features a leather sofa with a pullout bed and two large club chairs side-by-side, facing the water. Two glass-top side tables are cut out of a tree trunk and lighting comes from deer antler lamps. A bar-height pub table from reclaimed wood will arrive soon, complemented by two oversized Adirondack chairs with thick leather cushions. Two ottomans will provide storage space, extra seating and an added level of comfort, while two silk trees add to the relaxed vibe in the room.

“I wanted to furnish it so that guests are comfortable and it gives them a sense of peace,” Kathy Taishoff said. “It’s just cozy, a quiet place where people can relax alone or together.”