Lucky for me, I usually have weekends free at my job at the Department Store where I work in Display. But not this weekend. We had a Major Fashion Event at the store today which required me to go in late last night after closing and set up a huge stage set and catwalk and seating for eight hundred. Then I had to go back early this morning and tear it all down! So there wasn't a whole lot of time to work on Merriman Park.
When I arrived home this morning my entire body was positively screaming for a little nap (and, I'm not going to lie, a Bloody Mary, too)! But I foreswore those tempting diversions when I caught a glimpse of poor, neglected Merriman Park, sulking in its corner of the dining room and so, to work!
bull-nose molding to the stair landing as per Giac and took Irene's advice and tarted up the stair runners with black marble. In deference to Simon I thought the bannister splats should be highlighted here and there in gold, all the better to draw attention to the detail.
I'm trying so very hard to resist attaching the railing until it is completely dry! Patience is not one of my virtues, I fear. (But having to sand off my fingerprints once already may be deterrent enough!
did not make the keystone cut. This little beauty I also used on the facade of Merriman Park. I personally love to have continuity between indoors and out, (especially in an Entrance Hall), and I thought this would be a subtle reference to the exterior. Of course, the stair splats are the same as my exterior balcony, so maybe I am taking this concept too far? As a matter of fact, I am toying with the idea of replacing my Entrance Hall chandelier with a hanging 'lantern'-style fixture. I've noticed that this is appropriate to a Hall (thanks, Irene)! but, try as I may, I can't seem to find a lantern that I like. So for now, I guess I'm sticking with the chandelier!