Slowly (9 years after moving in) I am finding the energy and inspiration to do something with my Problem Room. This is the room at the front of the house which in spite of its size (large) and light (perfect in the morning) we have never really done properly. It is a formal room but I do want to to be used.
It gets dappled light through the leadlight windows and is quite the perfect place to read, sit in front of the fire or to take a little tea or gin and tonic.
Here are the basic elements so far:
(Persian rug, 5 m by 4m)
(shot of one of the couches, 2 and 3 seater, upholstered in pale green corduroy type fabric)
(one of the windows, this is in the creepy alcove, there is also a bay window)
(this is our disco ball light, I think it is Swedish)
(this is it switched on - I sometimes think it may take out the local powergrid)
(some of the bird prints)
(we have to keep this it is from the 1950s or maybe earlier and was my husband's grandparents)
As you can see there is quite a lot of green going on. The colour of the new century. So who could be more suitable than that early 20th century dark soul, Gustav Klimt. So, my idea is that the room would be a suitable place to display this.
I think planning a room around a painting one will never own is just as good a starting point as any.
And this is what I have done so far. One corner.
The size of the room makes it difficult to plan. I am beginning to think I need to have little sitting spots, different zones and areas to make it work. Something like these: