The shape of space is very important. Preserving open space even more so. Since my last post, the fireplace with cast iron round shot cannon balls, baroque frame over mirrored TV and sofa are in. It was critical to leave a generous floor alley behind the sofa that welcomes the viewer into the other spaces on the ground floor, mezzanine and stairs.
The ample space between the dining table/chairs and living room installation messages a separation yet allows the eye to flow freely through the open space. Covering the ceiling rafters gave the space a uniform and brighter top plane. The molding draws your eye up to attend to that space.
Note : The coffee table and two additional chairs to make the front area a conversational space are still works in progress. More on that soon.
The reading nook with Eames chair and ottoman (1956) and custom glass topped coffee table based on artist Sol Lewitt’s incomplete open cubes design (1974) are also in. The selection of components with less visual volume preserves and feeling of lightness.
Note: a large plant to soften the corner is also a work in progress.
More updates coming soon that I am excited to share with you.