Thursday, 13 April 2017

At last, an update.

It's been a wee while since I last posted any progress on the work I'm doing with this property but at last I can show you what I've been up to.    Neither room is completely finished.   I've still to add all the little accessories that hopefully will bring them to life but all the decorating has been done.

In some instances I have had to use the flash as very little daylight gets to the Great Hall.   The pictures have also shown up little things that need attending to and improving - which is no bad thing!

Firstly, the Great Hall

and The Dining Room

I'm so looking forward to my trip to London next month which will include the Kensington Fair hence the lack of accessories.   I've been saving myself!


  1. Looks amazing Irene! You've done a great job of matching your wood colours. The few accessories you do have look great, but I can't wait to see how this looks once you've been to Kensington! I am sure you will have a ball and come home with all manner of amazing things. You have a great vision for an entire project, you don't miss any detail, and everything looks cohesive. Love it! Xx

  2. It's beautiful and I like the great hall very much, great tartan curtains.

  3. Hello Irene,
    What beautiful rooms. I really love the paneling in the great hall and the shields are such a great touch. The dining room is equally beautiful and I love the red color you incorporated. Fantastic work and wonderful furniture...I can't wait to see more. Have fun at the fair.
    Big hug

  4. Hi Irene! I love that there are "portiers" at all the doors! And I especially love the paintings on the walls of the dining room with their picture lights! I think I would LOVE to sit in one of those armchairs by the fire in the Great Hall.... sipping scotch after rambling over the moors on a blustery day! Then on to a delicious meal in the dining room! I know you will come back from Kensington with Treasures! Lucky you to get to go! You are really building a wonderful Manor here!

  5. What I am enjoying about this Marsh Hall thus far, is how you've managed to impress upon the viewer that this is a Very Historic property, somewhere out in the wilds, solidly built and although visually warmed by the use of the wood it is still somewhat drafty and chill in the winter months. Love the use of the curtains over the doors and the tartan drapes.
    My guess is that the lady of the house is probably just as robust as the lord, and no doubt enjoys tramping through the heather with him at every given opportunity, as in the manner of Cathy and Heathcliff? :)


  6. Oh, Irene, it is all looking great! That blue table cloth looks fab, and the red in the dining room is something I've always thought looks good (not to mention the perfect stag pictures). It's going to look incredible once you get all the accessories in.

  7. Your rooms are always so chock full of atmosphere it is impossible not to imagine the story and the absent characters that belongs to them, such fun in itself. Then it is nice to step back and just admire the work. The rooms are lovely Irene and about to get lovelier after Kensington. Marilyn