A Lot Can Happen in Two Weeks Time…
After a small blogging break, we’re back with plenty to chatter about inside Maude’s ever evolving interior and exterior.
The outside wall is perfectly aged and painted to match it’s interior counterpart. More chandeliers of different sizes and different eras float from the ceiling and two blue metal chairs are affixed along the top of the white brick wall to the East, perhaps a nod to French surrealism. Behind the main level bar, three breath-taking mirrors have been mounted between the white tiles adding more life, and openness to the space.
Upstairs the guys are hard at work building the bookcase that will delineate the kitchen from the bar/dining space. The shelving behind the bar is coming together and the natural exposed brick wall has been painted a chocolate brown color.
Propeller-style ceiling fans now circulate on a leather fan belt suspended above even the chandeliers. Each of the fans is on a pulley system sharing a thin strip of leather that stretches across the ceiling from fan to fan. The motion of the leather belt around a pulley sets the fans in motion. While these are replicas of the originals used in the late 1800s produced by Shediker and Carr— the premier belt-drive fan manufacturer of the time — they’re every bit as classy, not to mention pragmatic. Not only do the fans add more vintage legitimacy, but they’re also an eco-friendly way to sustain temperature. For more on eco-friendly facts about ceiling fans, we found a cute post on the Concord Green blog.