living room plan
When the room was a schoolroom, the sills were higher, presumably to prevent the children from gazing through the windows when they should have been paying attention to their mistress. I lowered the sills to bring in more light—and enable me to look out. How different! The curtain treatment, with its swagged and tailed pelmets, is Colin’s interpretation of a John Fowler design. Lighting is provided by table lamps, small floor lamps, and a sixties papier-mâché chandelier. Above the sofa is a ...
The furniture is centered on the fireplace and underpinned by a large, colorful Oriental rug. The outline of the eighteenth-century Italian mirror creates interestingly shaped spaces to either side, which allow for objects of different heights to be placed on the chimneypiece. The tall candelabra spring from urn bases and are hung with glass drops; the modern, papier-mâché figures are by Jane Strawbridge.