I am very lucky that my job requires me to work in some of the country's finest homes that are loaded with history. Aside from being able to hold a paint brush every day this might be my favorite part of my job.
This is a powder room that I recently completed in a home located here in New Orleans in the Garden District. The original space had the same footprint(4 feet by 4 feet) but the ceiling height was about 7 or 8 feet. I wish I had before pictures to show you but alas, I did not take any. The contractor was able to raise the ceiling to 12 feet and add all of this beautiful crown moulding shown below. He also built a new door to match the ones in the rest of the home.
This little room has a lot of punch. I am really pleased with the end result!
|Walls and trim are glazed, walls are stenciled. Ceiling and crown are gilded in dutch metal leaf. Chandelier was custom made and gilded for the space, stunning.|
|New custom door.|
|Custom cabinet, glazed to match trim.|
|Floor is laid out in squares and marblized.|
|Detail of stenciled wall|