It’s not a real problem, really. It’s perspective. See, our contractor bid the house with 9’ walls. And we got kind of excited thinking, Yay! Higher ceilings! Bigger windows! But we didn’t think about the cupola. Well, that’s not true. We did. We thought, oh good, bigger windows for those 360 degree views.But that extra foot of difference kind of messed it up.
I think it’s probably not a huge deal in the general scheme of things, but right now it seems monumental. The cupola looks like a hat. Its proportions are off. Instead of the long horizontal lines we were going for with Prairie style FLW architecture, we got a box. The extra foot made the roof higher and the windows higher and pulled everything up when it should have been out.
I don’t hate it. But it’s not the way it’s supposed to look. It’s okay. I’ll get over it – especially when I’m sitting up in it. But for right now, it’s just a little, well, disappointing. Can’t blame anyone but ourselves, either. Rookie designers.