What To Look For:
- The fleur-de-lys on the ceiling medallion and the
windows adorned in an Elizabethan style.
- The 100-year-old arched door, originally built for
- The unique two-column portcullis bookcase, designed
and built especially for the room.
- The hand-made suit of armor, created in an Italian-Germanic
style by armourer Robert McKenzie.
- Lochman Manor is a 42 room English Tudor mansion,
built in the middle of the past century. This magnificent Hillsborough
property has been used as a designer showcase prior to this decorator
- The new home owner desired a library/office for her
husband. She described it as "castlely". I do hope what
you see does remind you of the days long gone in Camelot.
- The fluer-de-lys hand painted canvas is taken from
Pindler & Pindler's Hearst Castle Collection which is shown as
sofa pillows and repeated in the custom rug.
- The Elizabethan style draperies are my rendition
of the period style dresses worn. A Schumacher silk intricately lines
the panel adorned with gold bullion in a goblet pleat.
- The plaster treatment was mixed with the paint color
and then textured. Applied over the top were 6 cans of shoe polish
(article featured in The San Jose Mercury News).
- The arch door, which is over 100 years old, was
carefully extracted from a church and replaced the 2 swinging rectangular
doors. This room being across from the kitchen was used as a butlers
pantry. I was able to center the arch door directly across from the
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