Next on our list of things to do was to choose the cornice and the ceiling rose for the single pendant above the dining area.
The kitchen diner was just a blank box and we want to put some Victorian charm back in. Restoring original features has always been an important part of this project and I really want the kitchen diner to have a balance of new and old. Therefore we chose quite a traditional cornice to offset the contemporary bi-folding doors.
We went straight to our pals Earl and Elvis, who made and installed the cornice in the master and spare bed rooms. Earl has a great eye for what cornice and ceiling rose works best in the space, and I love that he uses the same, traditional methods that would have been used when housenumber59 was first built.
Elvis, who installs the cornice, is such a perfectionist and it is so refreshing to see someone who takes such pride in their work.
We are thrilled with the outcome – it has added a real twinkle of something special to the room.
Unfortunately we had a slight disagreement with Earl over price – cornicing maybe his forte, but maths is not. Hopefully we have not scuppered our relationship as we have a few more jobs for them yet!