The Polo Bar sports the award-winning work of B’Beth Weldon – an internationally exhibited and collected Fairhope artist. Paige immediately turned to her friend in a search for the bar’s signature look, and few know polo from a paintbrush quite like Weldon. A childhood equestrian herself who watched the Point Clear Polo Club from a blanket with her family back in the 60’s, Weldon ‘s polo works are found at the United States Sports Academy and in galleries and private collections around the world.
The bright, comfortably sophisticated feel today comes from the design talents of Lila McDuffie Bailey. Casually elegant décor reminiscent of a light-filled Southern home was the goal of these two old friends as Paige & Lila planned the fresh look. Porches are painted in traditional southern “haint blue” with legendary ability to keep haunts and sometimes dirt dobbers at bay. The Inn’s four dining rooms and side porches have fresh furnishings, with richly appointed upstairs lodgings to match. The 2000 square foot walled courtyard offers a freshly restored fountain, gazebo and landscaping.
Lila McDuffie Bailey – Designer