Upon entering this room, all we saw was potential from its beautiful crown moldings and ceiling medallion to the fireplace and classic French windows –
In addition to the tired finishes, you can see the ‘darkness’ that seems to penetrate the space. I suspect spaces that are not lived in eventually hold an oppressive feel that contributes to their lackluster ambiance.
The ceiling was in need of some repair work, but with an excellent painter, we’d end up with ceilings that looked as good as the day they were originally built. The other big detail would be to replace the base mouldings with ones in better proportion to the whole of the space.
You can see we had tired, tired, tired – ceilings and crown mouldings in need of repair, old wall paper, outdated and worn parquet and base mouldings, windows and shutters needing repairs, and light fixtures that were…not in keeping with the elegance of the house. Below you see the after with all new finishes and fixtures.
With newly finished ceilings, walls, floors, windows & shutters, electrical, new base trim, light fixtures, and furniture – this room is transformed to an inviting, elegant dining space. We let the color on the chair upholstery add just the right amount of panache while all other colors remain soft and subtle.
And last, but not least – the ceiling medallion was saved!
This is the chandelier we were installing the last time I saw Padre at the house.