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The views from my windows are fantastic. You can see for miles. Looking from inside the house, the glass is so clean it’s as if there was no glass at all. Oh wait, that’s right, there isn’t any glass! But according to contractor Mitch, they “are coming along.” In fairness to him, the windows are at the site waiting for installation, and the doors, well they’re “coming along.” Of course the installation is not going to be an overnight experience. First, the metal frames have to be sanded, then they are installed, and finally the glass is set in. I don’t think there’s too big a rush to design the minimal window treatment. Aldo, from New York Drapery, will have plenty of time to sew the pelmets, tiebacks, jabots, and swags.
The extra time it’s taken to build the house has given me the opportunity to mull over so many different ideas for the house. I’m sure architect Joan and contractor Mitch feel so grateful for this. I am, in my mind, already living in the house. More and more I am convinced that my room should be an extension of the main room. This will mean no conventional bed. The bed will be a daybed floating in the room, not placed up against the wall. The lighting will either be table or floor lamps, no wall mounted swing arms. I will definitely need a piece of furniture to throw bedding in; you never know when someone might just drop by. I am absolutely convinced of this bedroom/study idea, until I have a new thought later.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water Interior. Photo by Lykantrop.
There are stories about Frank Lloyd Wright, who in his desire to control his work came just short of nailing the furniture to the floor. A very famous designer, who will remain anonymous, talks about his work as a still life. Great if life was just that, still.
My approach to design is a complete opposite. I don’t exactly put all furniture on casters, but I do like the concept that you can change rooms around, play with arrangements of furniture, lighting, etc. Flexibility is what my interiors are about; mixed use and multiple personalities—The Bipolar School of Design.
Potential Client: Britney Spears
Throw away those mood rings from the 1970’s and let your environment be your indicator: mood rooms.