Friday, December 18, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Here's a model I built for a holiday centerpiece last year. The design is based on Palladio's Villa Rotunda --Thomas Jefferson's inspiration as well as my own! I thought it was pretty fierce when I designed it. I changed Palladio's design of a square block faced with four porticos to an octagon. (Fit my dining room table better). A few months ago I stumbled across plans for an almost identical building --an octagon-shaped, Palladian-inspired villa-- that had been built in England in the eighteenth century. Guess my idea wasn't so original, after all. Oh, well!

That's my Marie Antoinette doll on the stair.


Cassandra said...[Reply]

You have exquisite taste in lighting and color.