A Swan Hill Gem
The White House BnB

Welcome to the White House BnB, an award-winning retreat nestled in the heart of Swan Hill, Victoria. Recently, Catriona Rowntree, Norman’s Brand Ambassador, had the pleasure of experiencing a night at this enchanting bed and breakfast and spoke with the owner, Jody.

Renovated to the highest of standards, the White House BnB seamlessly blends historic charm with modern luxury, Jody’s passion for hospitality is evident in every detail of this remarkable property. Her decision not to reside in this stunning home herself may seem surprising, but her desire to share it with others speaks volumes about her commitment to offering boutique accommodation experiences to all.

The White House BnB stands as a testament to Swan Hill’s local significance, preserving its unique character while providing guests with a memorable stay.

“The colour range is so extensive, any colour you want, they can supply.” – Jody

As we explore the interior of the White House BnB, it becomes evident that no detail has been overlooked. Jody opted for Norman’s Portrait Honeycomb Shades, also known as Honeycomb Blinds, on the doors and windows. She said these were chosen for their durability, energy efficiency, and aesthetic appeal, and they offer minimal obstruction of the view when not in use.

“So easy, you don’t need a ladder. To the untrained eye, you can’t see any input at all. … So simple and there’s no need for electricians.” – Jody

Having a window covering that can withstand numerous visitors, while also being easy to use, was of the upmost importance to Jody. Being so durable, Honeycomb Shades were the obvious choice and are ideal for all holiday rentals!

Jody’s decision to opt for motorised operation of these shades not only enhances the guest experience with effortless light control and privacy but also adds a touch of modern sophistication to the space. Norman’s motorisation offers clear benefits, especially regarding charging. Given that this is a BnB, Jody selected the PowerBar out of the three charging options available. The PowerBar enables seamless charging of the shades before guests arrive, and since the shades are positioned high, the cordless PowerBar presents an ideal solution, ensuring a hassle-free charging experience without cords.

“Indestructible, absolutely beautiful and easy to use and they’re motorised.” – Jody

But Jody’s commitment to innovation doesn’t stop there. In addition to the motorised Honeycomb Shades, she has also incorporated the cordless PrecisionLift operating system on another window with Honeycomb Shades, ensuring a child-safe environment without compromising on style or functionality.

The collaboration with local retail partner, Swan Hill Curtains and Blinds, proved instrumental in bringing Jody’s vision to life. The extensive colour range and expert knowledge provided by the team made them the perfect fit for this project, offering a safety net of support and ensuring every detail was just right.

The attention to detail extends even to unexpected areas, such as the shower. Swan Hill Curtains & Blinds provided elegant Woodlore Plus Waterproof plantation shutters that not only enhance the aesthetic appeal but also offer privacy. With a focus on quality and longevity, these shutters are 100% waterproof, so they do not rust and are a testament to Jody’s dedication to creating a truly exceptional guest experience that will last.

“We wanted something that looked elegant, and beautiful but provides privacy as well. The only other one on the market is PVC which has metal hinges which rust.” – Jody

It’s clear that the White House BnB is more than just a place to stay—it’s a testament to the power of local collaboration and community spirit. From the local builders who brought Jody’s vision to life to the trusted Norman retail partners, Swan Hill Curtains and Blinds, who provided expert guidance and support, every aspect of the White House BnB is a celebration of Swan Hill’s rich heritage and hospitality.

Retail Partner: Swan Hill Curtains & Blinds

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Products Featured: 
Motorised Honeycomb Shades in room darkening fabric
PrecisionLift Honeycomb Shades in room darkening fabric
Woodlore Plus Waterproof Shutters