I finished the Entrance Hall! My very first room! I feel just like a parent must feel when their child graduates from high school. I have a photographer friend coming over in a few minutes to snap a few decent photographs. Its 'unveiling' I fear is going to be somewhat of an anti-climax, as you've seen most of it. All rather like that old Peggy Lee song, Is That All There Is? Let's have a listen, shall we?
Is that all there is to the Entrance Hall? Is that all there is? lol! I LOVE that song. Bette Midler does a nice version, too.
So, on to the next! The Drawing Room!
The Drawing Room is located immediately above the Hall. I chose to do this room next so that when the center component is open, it will look like the house is finished. Funny that I chose to start with the two most difficult rooms in the house! Maybe I should have practiced on a bedroom or something? Oh well, too late for that now... I have been busy drawing up some rough sketches of the new Drawing Room...here is a sneak peek:
two Corinthian pilasters. I don't think the pilasters are as wide as I drew them --(the catalog describes them as being 2" wide at their widest point so I was guessing at the width of the column part). Moving outward, two arch-topped niches will fit into the back corners of the room at angles. I'm not sure yet if there will be fabulous statuary in the niches or shelves for more gorgeous little things. I'd like to do curved niches with a scallop shell in the arch, but I haven't quite figured out how to make that idea work in reality!
That's about it for now...I'll post photos of the completed Entrance Hall in a day or so.
Have a great week, everyone!
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