Have you ever seen a photograph of a garden or a room that just speaks to you. As I was trying to figure out how to “open up” my small 1888 cottage, I happened across the photo above. It was love at first sight.
Since my dining room is never used and is similar in layout to the “dream room,” I think I’ll take a sledge hammer and create the passages on either side of my dining room fireplace to mimic the flow into the front rooms of my house.
I asked my friend Olivia for advice and she agrees I should do it, but wondered where I would “put” the dining room. Oh, heck. I really shouldn’t be eating so much anyway.
The old room is way too frou-frou for my 21st century taste anyway. All I really have to do is tear out the wall behind the grandfather clock which hasn’t worked since I lived in New Orleans. There may be a few other pesky problems – like supporting walls.
I can still dream, and maybe one day I’ll get up the courage to actually do something about it.