I rang the bell and I could see shadow movement behind the thin drapes but no one answered.
The mansion's heavy drapes on the ground floor were closed and the lighting in the library dim enough for her to tolerate.
The bedchamber was done up in pastels, soft rose drapes, light blue and green rugs, yellow pillows and highlights, which seemed to take the chill out of the stone walls.
The sun flooded in through the still-open drapes, announcing that the violent storm of the night before had fled out to sea.
Low-key, contemporary furnishings in light wood colors and pale neutrals were mixed with splashes of color: the navy blue rug, lime couch pillows, cinnamon drapes, and yellow floorboards.
The chamber's drapes were drawn, extinguishing all but enough light to see.