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.

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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:

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Then I finished the trim around the fireplace.

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And then the final quadrant.

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The floorboards are finished except that middle section, which I will do next time.

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So here’s the drawing room so far.

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While I was sick, I also ordered some more furniture to fill up the room, so those should be coming soon.

Good night.