I don't think I ever told you but those photographs above that chest are my favorite thing. I think they are fantastic!
The reason my comment is 6 weeks late is that I just came acorss your blog today. The beautiful tonal contrasts in this photo make me think of the drawings of Chris Van Allsburg & John Koch's paintings of upper-class living rooms. The stillness and mood of anticipation is palpable, as though someone--or something--is just about to enyter.