The Cross House
The conceit is that the lightning shattered the ceiling. It’s OK if I am the only one who sees that!
Finishing the oculus, and rehanging the incredible period-correct gas/electric chandelier, makes a dramatic difference in the room. The cracked glass ceiling effect, which dominated yesterday, instantly became a background element when the oculus was finished. Then the chandelier somehow made sense of the unusual painted effects I have wickedly introduced. Note how the curvaceous nature of the chandelier complements the ribbon medallions of the walls.
It will not surprise that my heart was singing this evening. Loudly and with gusto.