Monday, February 4, 2013

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

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

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

Here is what I have done in/with this space since my previous post.
I brought in a few furniture pieces:
- a round white table;
- a white glossy desk / console table;
- a bookshelf;
and more lighting and accessories:
- two tall table lights for the desk / console in the wall niche;
- two very large mirrors.

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

Do you remember? Behind the two large mirrors were (and still are) two windows. Have a look here.

I chose to place two large mirrors in front of these windows:
- because the space has plenty of natural light coming from the courtyard, so I can 'afford to lose' these windows;
- because although I covered the windows the mirrors capture a lot of light, and they greatly reflect both the indoor space as well the outdoor (the courtyard); 
- because the mirrors make the space so much larger;
- and because I just like mirrors. 
So, in addition to 'Library' and 'Tea room' I suppose I could call this room the 'Mirrors room' too.

At the moment, the mirrors are leaning against the wall. They have to be hung up on the wall. 

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

The color scheme is white and brown with green, silver, gold, and black accents. 
For this space I like this color scheme very much - it's calm, quiet, elegant, and with so many mirrors around I feel it's enough interest coming from the mirrors, and I don't need to add more interest in the form of color. I think I will keep it this 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.

I choose a round table, and rounded corners mirrors in order to connect these pieces with the other round shapes existent in here - the decorative mirrors, the chairs, the plants' pots, the ceiling arch (you can see it above the plants).
All these round shapes are graceful and they give the space a warm feeling.

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

Follow me to see how this space will continue to evolve.

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