Twelve pot lights and two chandeliers were installed as this large room did not have electrical lighting. The ceiling was damaged when contractors hit a pipe and had to be re-plastered more than once as humidity caused problems along the way. The original fire place and mantel was removed (although it was marble, but a dreary grey) and a custom cabinet housing a t.v. that can be concealed by doors when entertaining. The room was originally painted a dark mustard with burgundy trim and brightened with Ben Moore pale straw, trimmed with chantilly lace.
An arched valour gas fireplace with a vintage look was installed into a custom media centre with above sliding doors to conceal the t.v. The arched moulding around the fireplace is actually rubber. A less expensive alternative to wood and much easier to apply. The stain glass windows were custom made by a local artist. L for Lincluden of course!
Rubber moulding application.
The fireplace was one of the last projects during the renovation to be completed ending in October. Luckily our painter, Rodney doesn’t spook easily!
In this large space, I chose an oriental patterned wool rug with pops of red, navy, yellow and my favourite turquoise.
Recently I found this dog mat that looks great in the room!
The glass mosaic pirate skull is my 12 year olds first piece of art. He saved his money and purchased it at an artist market in Florida. Although it’s a little macabre, it’s a fun piece! 😉
The china cabinet is original to the home. When I was repainting it (our painters didn’t prep it properly) I discovered hand writing on the back of one of the cabinet doors and wondered who had crafted this and when? I’m assuming it was built in 1859, but I could be wrong.😉
As you can see, there was a lot of plaster repair needed. A photo of our plaster person! A woman! Sarah is awesome!