A long time ago, I came up with the idea of a sort of “Secret Santa” with a couple of decorator friends. My idea was basically for each one to decorate a house for each other. That never did go anywhere for a lot of reasons. Still I wanted for something to come out of it so I offered to decorate a house for Jazabelle, one of the people involved on this crazy idea.
Jazabelle was very kind and patient. She only asked for a few features, letting me free to build the rest of the house anyway I saw fit. She also always found some time to come check something that I had some doubts to give her opinion on.
Ironically this turned out to be a double edged sword. For months I had decorator’s block since I couldn’t figure the best way to use all the space available in a way that made sense for Jazabelle’s character. Eventually I decided to settle with a small apartment since I figured out she already have houses her character actually lived in other places. An apartment in Qeynos made more sense if she wouldn’t be creating roots in the city. To this end I did a break out of the actual house and built everything inside the fake house next to it.
The result was pretty good in my opinion and Jazabelle seemed to like it.