Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Let the Fun Begin!
I dug through numerous books. Then I stumbled on one of my favorite books from the 70s. Bloomingdale's Book of Home Decorating.
I bought it used, about 1975-80. It isn't really rooms in homes at all. It is the rooms that they used to set up in Bloomingdale's so that people would see what they could do with the stuff that the store wanted to sell them.
You didn't have to live in the rooms. You could just walk through and let your imagination run away with you.
Multi levels and room for lots of bookshelves and a desk on the upper level.
It is hard to see, but the chair and couch in the front are actually sunken into a pit for your feet.
Behind the basket on the fireplace, the arched hole is to hold logs.
Of course, nobody was actually supposed to set a fire in the fireplace, but is was a nice display area.
Since the photo in the book is of a much larger space, measurement wise, I will have to cut down on some of it. I am going to try to include as much as I can without crowding it.
After I drew up the plans, Tessie approved....With the amendment of an easy to open door handle, from inside and out.
The ledge that she is setting on is the highest part of the room, where the bookcases and desk will go. There will actually be a two foot wall so she won't fall off. when it's done.
The stairs that you see in the bottom sketch will be under where her feet are hanging down.
Now the only problem is getting her to move, so that I can work on it some more.
I am putting this in labels under "Bloomingdale's Room Box"....I didn't think that Weirdo Room Box sounded quite as good.
See you tomorrow.