Friday, January 18, 2013

Our Own House - The Library/Tea Room, as work in progress

This is our Library/Tea room, the way it looks at the moment - as work in progress.

Not too much is happening in here at the moment - this time I wanted to show you the space from this very incipient phase, so you can really see how it will evolve / what it's going to morph into.

This is not a completely enclosed space (meaning that it doesn't have walls or doors on all sides) as you can see in the photos.

I call this space 'Tea room' because with the outdoor area that opens in front of it it's simply a great pleasure to have a chat over a tea/coffee in here.

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The Library/Tea room in our own house as work in progress.
View from the hall and courtyard.

The red shades and the chandelier came with the house. They won't stay.

There are two bookcases at the moment. The third bookcase is on the way.

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The Library/Tea room in our own house as work in progress.

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The Library/Tea room in our own house as work in progress.

As you notice there is a collection of decorative mirrors hanging on the wall in this niche.
I hung them because I am absolutely sure that I want to keep the mirror collection in this spot - being a niche it's a little darker so the mirrors visually expand the space and bring more light in here.

In the empty space below the mirrors I am going to place a slim desk/console table. 

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The Library/Tea room in our own house as work in progress.

As I said earlier this space is not enclosed, and in this photo you can see the openness together with a view to the courtyard. 

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The Library/Tea room in our own house as work in progress.

As I said earlier this space is not enclosed, and in this photo you see the openness together with a view to the courtyard.

Because it's such an open space I wanted to give it a sense of enclosure.
The palms I chose to place on each side act like a demarcation, a visual boundary.

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The Library/Tea room in our own house as work in progress.

View to the courtyard.

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The Library/Tea room in our own house as work in progress.
View to the courtyard.

In the background: the sequence of spaces continues with the master bedroom.

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