We are getting ready to stain the hardwood flooring next week. Hardwood Floors
I can count with one hand the number of times Richard and I agree on something (we argued about the black out drapes for weeks). This is one of the decisions made in peace. It is sheer enough and with a very handmade quality.
Laying the European White Oak hardwood floor planks on the Mansard Roof Floor. The cork underlayment is an added layer for added insulation and sound proofing. While investigating the options on the direction of the planks in the landings where we have a marquetry center.
The Newel Posts are up. Worth all the hours tracking architectural salvage companies nationwide for seven (7) antique solid mahogany newel posts. It was a feat to find a set of 7!
The Francis House is special thus the search for newel posts for the 3 flights of stairs needed to be out of the ordinary. The search is over with these 6 solid mahogany newel posts that we found from Philadelphia.
Making headway with the guest bathroom tile installation.
The fun part of this week: choosing the designs for the ceiling medallions.
I fell in love with a hotel door. I was in Copenhagen last year and stayed at the Hotel D’Angleterre (Photo 1). Did some research when I got home and found a similar one (Photo 2). We have decided to use a dual combination and key lock from Emtek (guests will choose what they…
Each time I climb the makeshift ladder to reach the 3/F, I ask myself what can make this floor as special as the 2/F (with interior stone walls). The 3/F will have walls that are essentially the inside walls of the mansard roof. What do you think about a faux finish…
The G/F and 2/F was heavy with men and equipment, it is where all the work was being done when the rains poured heavy the last 2 months. Now that the sun is out, work is done outside and we are able to clear the interiors to get a feel of the size of the…