Interior Design

Peekaboo (part 3)

For some reason this photo looks too red in this jpeg format which WASN’T the case in Photoshop. But if you click on it for the larger version the red diminishes. Go figure.
For some reason this photo looks too red in this jpeg format which WASN’T the case in Photoshop. But if you click on it for the larger version the red diminishes. Go figure.

Today my custom fireplace screen was delivered, and I can’t wait to build a fire. But first the average temperature needs to drop.

For the last two years, I had been doing copious online searches for semi-custom screens. I had originally just wanted a mesh insert within a dark bronze frame and somewhere have an attached circular brass monogram, but when I started talking to my architect, Charley McKenney, he suggested designing it from scratch. And it grew from there. It grew from a simple rectangle to an art deco style, from no details to scroll details, and from a circular disk monogram to a single ornate script initial. Many drawings later, Jim Cinquemani, a local metal artist that Charley had worked with on previous jobs, created this work of art that you now see in the above photo. Gorgeous craftsmanship!

Forgot to mention: The two contemporary pieces above the mantel are by Monica Vidal, created in 2001 on printed rice paper. I purchased these two from Dunn and Brown Contemporary (now called Talley Dunn Gallery).

The B within the circle is my design, and the script font is Snell Roundhand. Don’t ask me the name of the dog, because he doesn’t have one yet.
The B within the circle is my design, and the script font is Snell Roundhand. Don’t ask me the name of the dog, because he doesn’t have one yet.

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