• 7,6,5…


    Here we are another week closer to the opening of the Mansion in May designer showhouse at The Abbey.

    All the hard work that no one sees has been completed in our space and it’s time to begin our design.  First, we were thrilled to learn that Benjamin Moore was donating the paint for The Abbey.  We decided on two paint colors and a trim color.  The walls will be painted in Dark Harbor (CPS-720) and the ceiling in Metallic Gold.  The trim color is Brilliant White (PM-4). These paint colors will bring out the transitional style of our design and offset the furniture perfectly.

    Next, we wanted a focal wall in our space and we wanted the wall to create dimension to the small room.  We chose a large geometric print that has a 3D effect and gives a wow factor to the room when you enter.

    We designed a window in our space where a closest had once been to bring in light and give the space a true room feel and not the men’s bathroom it had been. All the carpentry work was completed and the window installed.  Thanks to all the hard work of the Michael Savercool from The Trademark Company in Chester, NJ the details of the trim work, the patching of the walls, the up-lighting in the decorative crown molding and the illusion of an outside window was finally completed.

    Flame resistance fabric has to be used in the Mansion. We used a NFPA 701 flame resistance fabric from Kasmir Fabrics as our backdrop for the window.  We also added lighting behind the window which we received from Chester Lighting to make it seem like there was truly light coming through the window.  Sounds like an easy endeavor, however, we needed to be sure that all electric was wired properly along with other things before securing the window in the space because it isn’t easily removable. I met Michael in the space a few times, to make sure we got everything right.  The snow delay didn’t help because it pushed out receiving our fabric order that we needed before we could affix the window. Thankfully, the fabric arrived late Thursday afternoon.  On Friday, we all met and worked together with a few last-minute adjustments to get the window in place, wired properly and operational.

    The last item on Friday was checking the trim detail before installation. Next week after the painting and wallpapering are completed we will turn our attention to the floor. Until then…