Another couple of inches of space worked
The wiser decision would have been to block off the steps coming up with a doorway too, or a curtain, but I became fixated with the idea of the rising curve of the stairs adding a short view down and away whilst the T shape of the Long Gallery takes the eye off in the other direction. Taken together they increase the feeling of openness. Well, once fixated what’s a body to do but have ago?
And on the outside of the window
Time to move on to the other walls and I’d best paper the ceiling, having tailored a reinforced cardboard contraption to fit the rather large space. What’s the guessing whether it will still fit when it’s papered over?