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Thoughts on Room Design:
Lady Fingers. That's what I think about when I see this room. Now. I'm not talking about your mother's long tappery phalanges designed
specifically to remove that little ball of cotton from the bottle of children's aspirin when you had a headache or to gently touch your
forehead to test for fever.
No, instead of that moment of tenderness before you close your eyes and drift into dreamland, I am talking about the light and sweet sponge
cakes Mom served on the veranda when I got home from school before I did my homework; always served on the "good dishes", a cup of coffee in an
eggshell china cup. For that brief moment, I was transformed from vulgar hellion to cultured gentry sipping coffee, laughing appropriately,
dabbing the corners of my mouth with a linen napkin. Fondness for the days of biting into the soft cakes and a little shot of cold crÃ©me filling my
mouth. It is one of those moments that I relished as a boy - just me, my mom and the lady fingers. I would tell her about my day and, whether
she had a million things on her mind or not, the details of my mundane existence were the most important news to her.
Paper plates or Limoges China; Twinkies and Kool-Aid or tea and crumpets: create your own lasting memories in this quaint little breakfast
nook. The room exudes charm, maintains optimal functionality and avoids that cramped, "overdone" feeling. The sheer vertical blind panels
provide privacy while they allow a delicate touch of sunlight to diffuse across the dark oak laminate floors and gently caress the brass finish
on the lamps and glass-top table. "Good to the last drop," as they say.
One of the most amazing features of this room, actually, is what goes on outside the room. The classical Romanesque columns provide a powerful
threshold bearing the "weight" of the massive vaulted ceiling seen here.
Actually, they don't. Traditionally carved from a single, huge piece of stone, columns were used frequently in Roman architecture to do just
that - bear the weight of the world; these days, the need for such structural pillars have given way to stronger building materials and more practical designs. But, to retain that
classic look, use our EC-8303B8 polyurethane columns with Romanesque
capitals. They are easier to work with than solid stone while retaining the classical architectural aesthetics. And, you don't get that bad rep
for using slave labor to construct such audacious edifices.
See all our Polyurethane Columns
Our Polyurethane Columns are designed for decorative purposes only. So, if it is strength and structure you need, choose our custom made
fiberglass columns. With over 1,000 variations and built to withstand up to 20,000 lbs, our
Fiberglass Columns are the right choice for your project.
Make a statement that only a chandelier can make about your individual exquisite taste. Choose our VI 3134
chandelier for your breakfast nook. Every part of this chandelier is made of Spanish Lead Crystal by our expert craftsmen. Let this beautiful diamond twinkle in your sky
for generations to come. Sic transit luminous mundi!
View all our Traditional Chandeliers
Ceiling Medallions turn your ordinary ceilings into a traditionally beautiful decorative space.
Wish I Had That offers many popular urethane
ceiling adornments with classic decorative elements, such as traditional acanthus leaf, floral, or even heart patterns. Choose a medallion such
as our B3041 to supplement your design.
View all our Ceiling Medallions
Need Help Installing your New Medallion?
For the Crown Jewel of your palace, choose our AA067 Crown Molding. Perfect
for your vaulted ceiling. Let them eat cake!
View all our Crown Molding for your Tall Ceilings
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