Friday, September 10, 2010

Dinner is served- furnishing made to dine by

This table setting is called "Tea for two." The background paneling, painting, and scalloped table were made from scratch from my drawings and in our own workshop.

Biscuits and tea with honey and lemon. How civilized and British!!

Simon Boulivar was the theme of this setting. President of Colombia and founder of the country, the table is set with pre-Colombian gold ware. The floor was made from cork in three different grains and colors. It took over 6000 cuts  and 400 hours to fabricate. All was made in our own workshop and is of my original design.

A meal at the bedside in this small room with oak paneling with a 17th century four poster bed is the setting in this renaissance vignette.

A Cape Cod gets some "Je ne sais quois"

This is the home I lived in before moving to the north shore. We still use it today as a rental, but it was quite the showplace a few years ago.

The front columns were modeled after an 18th century house in Historic Roslyn New York. They were added after being milled in our workshop out of Northern Cedar.

The porch posts were adapted to create a small deck. Oval windows were fabricated from scratch to match the diminutive scale of the house. Jonathan Grimm built them in our work shop as well.

A greenhouse and copula were added to the existing cinder block garage to give it balance and character.  The green house is a place to enjoy tropical planting like banana and orchids in the dead of Winter.