Ever since I started building this house, I’ve wanted the drawing room to have the same sort of stenciling as the room in this photo, which I found somewhere online.
Lately, as I get closer to working on the walls and ceiling of the drawing room, I’ve been dreading having to recreate this design on the computer. But this past week I was pretty sick with a cold, and one evening, as I was unable to do much of anything else, I was browsing old wallpapers online to get some inspiration for other rooms on the house.
Bradbury & Bradbury is a company that makes reproduction wallpapers from the Victorian period onward, and when I was perusing their site, I came across the most wonderful surprise. Here are some of their wallpapers / ceiling papers:
It seems whoever decorated this room got their wallpapers from Bradbury & Bradbury! And this means I don’t have to recreate the whole design from scratch!!! Can’t tell you how excited this made me.
But before working on the walls and ceiling, I needed to finish the floor. So I worked on that yesterday and today, as I recovered from my cold. First the left quadrant:
Then I finished the trim around the fireplace.
And then the final quadrant.
The floorboards are finished except that middle section, which I will do next time.
So here’s the drawing room so far.
While I was sick, I also ordered some more furniture to fill up the room, so those should be coming soon.
It looks absolutely lovely! I’m sorry you were sick, but you really got some great work done in spite of it!