We revitalized the old wood-buring fireplace and made it a focal point in the dining room.
Here's the fireplace, replete with marble surround and a grand mantle. A bronze of a monkey contemplating the bust of Homer sits on the mantle.
And another view of the fireplace as we sculpt the room to include it.
And the fireplace finished in the sparkling and romantic new room - complete with murals of flying monkeys on the ceilings
James Goodman wanted to create a signature piece in the Palm Court. He chose flying monkeys in Arab garb as his medium.
We were fortunate to get long time friend and ecclesiastical muralist, John P. Capello and his talented artist wife, Linda, to paint these fifteen enormous canvases.
There was no time for them to paint on location, so they worked in the upstairs kitchen while construction was going on in the Palm Court. Then, we mounted their fantastic canvases up like wallpaper.
Heavy painted molding created impeccable frames for the designer's "Signature" of the Palm Court.