It should come as no surprise to those Ballroom denizens who have been with us for a while that we think of the Ballroom as something of a Room of Requirement — Lady B is a gracious hostess, and she’s always willing to humor us when it comes to decor, whether it means Kate bringing a ship right through the wall or Lauren turning the whole place shades of bashful and blush for a Pink Carnation celebration. But it occurs to me that we’ve never talked about the real deal, everyday decor of the Ballroom…and I thought you might like to see some of the Ballroom sights, as it were.
How about this? The chatty fern where Sabrina gets most of her Beaufetheringstone-related gossip:
Or perhaps this? The refreshment table, complete with lobster patties and tepid lemonade (Don’t tell Lady B I referred to her lemonade as tepid).
Or the enormous marble candelabra deposited throughout the ballroom?
Or maybe you’d be more interested in the centerpiece of the ballroom floor, with it’s gorgeous parquetry in oak and ash and mahogany?
Or the Georgian mirrors distributed throughout the room to reflect light and brighten the space?
No doubt, Lady B has offered us the most extravagant of spaces in which to host our balls. That said…what parts of the ballroom do you wish you knew more about? Leave your questions in comments, and I’ll do my best to get answers for you the next time I’m hosting!