Daydreams was selected to participate in the 2002 Richmond Symphony Designer House. This 8,500 square foot home, known as the Bocock Mansion, was built in 1911 in the likeness of "the Petite Trianon (c. 1760), a small palace on the grounds of Versailles..." After submitting our designs, we were chosen to decorate the upstairs sunroom. This charming room was formerly a screened-in porch that was enclosed when the family was expecting their fifth child. Inspired by the large, picturesque window, high ceilings, and child-size bathroom, we designed this room as a nursery.The large window and window seat were perfect for showcasing our fabrications. We chose fabrics that were playful and would appeal both to parents as well as children.The window treatment is a variation of a Kingston Swagfeaturing a hot-air balloon
fabric, faced with a red striped fabric and ball trim. The balloon shades were done in a dotted-Swiss sheer to compliment the window.The bathroom sink skirt was done in the same fabric as the window treatments in the main room. Window treatments in this room are scalloped dotted-Swiss sheers with ball trim. The medicine cabinet and floor cloth were painted to match the fabric and a balloon was appliquéd onto the toilet seat cover and hand towel.A locked door leading to another room provided a perfect nook for our puppet theater. The valance is in an awning style with points and tassels, and the skirt has an opening in the front for easy access "back stage."Antique toys and furniture finish up the room and give it a life. One can almost see the children playing in this enchanting, magical room.