For visually challenged writers, the image shows a collection of tables, chairs, lamps, baskets, teddies and other objects in quite a busy space.
Martha had always imagined that she had great taste when it came to decorating the interiors. She was also aware that not everyone shared this opinion. But she had a lot of confidence in herself and sometimes, another person would fall a victim to this deception too.
Mr and Mrs Jacobs were new to the town. They had newly come into some money and wanted to set up their new home in a grand manner. In short, they wanted to impress their new neighbors and colleagues.
Martha was their neighbor on the right. She met Mrs. Jacobs and convinced her that she would do a superb job and her fee was very reasonable too. After getting the contract for doing the decoration of the formal drawing room and reception area of their house, Martha took full charge of the assignment and left Mr and Mrs Jacobs on the sidelines.
The day they saw the finished rooms, it was too late to do anything about the decor. That evening, the guests at Jacobs’s home were bumping into chairs, sofas and end-tables, trying to navigate their way across the rooms.
It was a mistake that took a lot more money to fix.
Written for WritePhoto # Antiques, hosted by K L Caley