Yes, area, in the middle of a larger room. But not that large, the kitchen, DR, LR space is approximately 14 x 28. Small by most standards.
In order to trick the eye a bit and make it appear larger, I did a couple of things:
- windows with views on 3 walls, to carry line-of-sight beyond the walls, and
- very high ceilings.
The high ceilings only work to create volume if the eye is drawn upward. This won't happen if everything on the walls ends at the height of 8 feet. I had this problem, so I had to fix it.
Here is a photo of the dining area window before:
It really makes quite a difference. And yes, that is all done with clay paint on the earthen plaster. I drew a half-circle above the window and taped off the design. I loved doing this project.
I have some other little changes in this area which I'll share in a later post.