|Before: Lorine loved the brick showing through broken plaster, but without an aged finish on the walls, it didn't really have a context.|
|After: Not only does the full "brick" arch make more sense in her elegant kitchen, it appears to be a continuation of the brick wall outside the window.|
|Meanwhile, back at Belle Ami, the living room mural is progressing. The design morphed one more time into a courtyard, which was my perfect compromise between conservatory and back yard pond, neither of which was catching my heartstrings.|
|Mural in progress: It's starting to look real, though without any plants painted in yet, it does sort of have the depressing feel of a pen at the zoo in winter. Not for long!|
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