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Tuscan Style Grand Room
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Thoughts on Room Design:

Silent Night
Stille Nacht! Heil'ge Nacht!
Alles schläft; einsam wacht
Nur das traute hoch heilige Paar.
Holder Knab' im lockigen Haar,
Schlafe in himmlischer Ruh!

- Josef Franz Mohr (c.1818) -

Such are the, now infamous, words written by Father Joseph Mohr in 1816. I recall, as a boy, Bing Crosby crooning the words of this most beloved carol. Reading my Pop-Up version of "A Visit from St. Nicholas" by the glow of the fire. The music in the background singing of that most Holiest of Nights.

I could imagine the Austrian hills blanketed in sheaths of unfettered snow; a single Christmas star shining on the horizon; a small steepled church with stained glass windows gently glowing on a brisk Christmas Eve night; a hand-carved life-sized crèche to the side of the podium; a babe wrapped in swaddling laid in a trough padded with excelsior; the smell of apple cider and cinnamon sticks flowing through the halls. A boy my age in his best lederhosen curled up under his mother's flabby arm; mother brushing the hair from his furrowed brow; legs stretched across the pew after a long day in the hills. A single guitar strumming out the haunting melody - the congregation chiming in on the, then, unfamiliar chorus.

Now, as I brush the curls from my own child's eyes and place a kiss on his forehead - the words: "schlafe in himmlischer Ruh..." Be at peace, my son.

Decorative Columns:

This beautiful den features amazing elements reminiscent of Tuscany. The faux-finished stucco walls are accentuated by our EC-8305-8 smooth Barrel Columns with EC-8303A7 Doric capitals. This crafty customer applied her own faux finish to the columns that help delineate the space while retaining an open, airy feeling. ¡Che meraviglia!

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