It may only be thirty degrees outside, but at least the sun is out. So I quickly snapped a pic before the next storm rolls through.
I'm having a hard time getting used to having Merriman Park upstairs in the dining room. Its just so --so big! I hope that the new cabinet I am going to build to set it on will help make it look more "in scale" with the room.
The funny thing is, I was considering adding small one-story wings or "dependencies" to each side of the house, one an orangerie or conservatory off the library on the left side and the other housing a kitchen off the dining room on the right. I planned on having terraces on their roofs accessed by the upstairs boudoirs. But I don't think I'm going to go through with this expansion (unless I move to a larger house).
I do believe I am, on the other hand, going to add a cupola to the roof! I found arch-topped windows in 1/24" scale that are the perfect size for an octagonal cupola. I'd like it to have a domed roof and weather vane, of course. And would it not be spectacular with a tiny, little chandelier burning inside it at night?
Speaking of electrical matters, I ordered a transformer and wiring supplies yesterday. Which reminds me: as long as it's so sunny out, I should go ahead and replace the faulty dimmer switch in the spare bedroom...
The Morning Room/ Villa Leone
2 days ago