Well, so, this is where things get interesting. One respects the historic fabric and all, of course, but I would have gagged on a house that was just a jumble of real and repro 19th century stuff . The question is how to mix new and old in a way that looks right.
So we have those Fortuny pendants in the entry. Then two floors up you hit the attic. It was always a rough space. We will avoid replacing those rotten floorboards by covering the whole thing with fiberglass mesh and seagrass. One thing and another, it’s shaping up to be the bachelor pad at the top of a great old house. So how do I signal that?
I’m going to try this swirl pendant. Imagine it flipped over and hanging centered on the skylight, at about eye level or a little above. It picks up the Fortuny swirls without imitating them. It tells you something different is coming. It might even light the space a little.
I hope that when the walls go up on either side of the stairwell, the proportions will be right. Now it looks a little small. We’ll see how it goes.