I am working with the Stencil Library in England to create a stencil version of the original frieze and ceiling pattern. A luscious period-correct gilded picture rail, a gift from Blair, will be installed about 22-inches below the ceiling to recreate the lost original rail.
In the meantime, I plan to paint the walls and ceiling in an approximation of the original background colors of the 1894 papers.
And when all is done…Bo’s mystery light will be hung!!!!!!!!