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UPSTAIRS

There are three rooms, one bath, a kitchenette, and a conservatory on this floor.

The Conservatory

The theme of this room is India Raj with terra cotta glazed walls, olive trim, and rich reds, oranges, browns, and greens. As you can see, we have glazed the walls with an old world feel to it. We have yet to paint the ceiling (will do once we have new sheetrock up).

Conservatory in March, 2003

A view of the conservatory
in March, 2003

Conservatory in March, 2003

A view of the conservatory
in March, 2003

Conservatory in March, 2003

A view of the conservatory
in March, 2003, looking into the adirondack room

Conservatory in March, 2003

Another view of the conservatory in March, 2003

Original View of the Conservatory

A view of the conservatory when we
moved in

Original view of the Conservatory, image 2

A view of the conservatory when
we moved in

Moroccan Room

This room sports a Moroccan theme. Although we have all the furniture in there, the room has yet to be painted and tiled in the traditional style. The sleeping alcove will be tiled and painted with traditional Moroccan symbols such as ochre stars against a midnight blue sky. The sitting area (with a round brass platter table and floor pillows sits upon
tribal rugs) will eventually be draped (like being in a tent). This is our most popular guest room.

Moroccan room, March, 2003, image 1

Moroccan room, with view of
sleeping alcove

Moroccan Room, March 2003, image 2

View of moroccan room

Moroccan Room, March 2003, image 3

View of moroccan room

Moroccan room, March 2003, image 3

Moroccan room, view of sleeping alcove

Original view of moroccan room

Before

 

Adirondak room.

This room is themed to honor the family camp located on one of the largest lakes in Upstate NY. A combination of Grandma's antique bedroom set and handmade Birch bark furniture that was handmade by Diana's dad give
the room a upscale cabin feel. The room will be painted a warm brown with forest green and burgundy accents.

Adirondack room image 1

View of Adirondack room in progress, March, 2003

Adirondack room image 2

View of Adirondack room in progress,
March, 2003

Adirondack room image 3

View of Adirondack room in
progress, March, 2003

Upstairs Kitchenette

There is what used to be a little Kitchenette upstairs. Although there is no stove or refrigerator anymore, we have outfitted it with simple amenities (snacks, tea, coffee maker, microwave, etc.) for guest use and have yet to getting around to making it "pretty."

Upstairs kitchen image

Upstairs kitchen, March 2003

   

Home office (Cloud room)

This is our home office (and serves as a sixth guest room in a pinch). It's got the best view in the house; with downtown's skyline to the left, the Santa Cruz mountains in front and to the right—beautiful old palms and the historic district. Since this room affords such a terrific view, we plan to give it a tasteful "Playa & Cloud" theme by painting a
fresco on the sloped ceiling.

Home office image 1

View of home office, March 2003
(in progress)

Home office image 2

View of home office, March 2003
(in progress)

 

Upstairs bathroom

We're planning a Tibetan Cloud theme for this little bathroom. We repaired two very damaged walls, replaced a leaky pane of glass with a real working skylight, laid a new sub-floor, laid new tiles, and put up fresh sheetrock (thanks Frank!). We are now finally able to paint and appoint this cozy guest bathroom.

Upstairs bathroom image

Original view of
upstairs bathroom

Upper Bath Skylight 07

New sheetrock/skylight June 2007

Upper Bath Wainscotting

Wainscoting, new sink/toilet/towel bars,
June 2007

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