An article in the Tennessean, published Nov. 14, details the extensive steps taken to restore the Belmont Mansion to the way Adelicia and Joseph A.S. Acklen intended during the mid-19th century.
The Central Parlor is the current project, and as Mansion Executive Director Mark Brown told the Tennessean, “Meticulous research was necessary to discover the details of the room’s ornate décor.”
Nashville artist Phil Carroll is working to restore the trompe l’oeil cornice, the sky and clouds and the elaborate twining vine detected from research and investigations. When completed, the final steps of the restoration will include painting and faux-graining the woodwork and the baseboard, hanging wallpaper and laying down carpet. The project is projected to be completed by March.