The two-story Main HallThis main salon and the adjoining dining room have dark paneling in contrast to the Music Room and Oval Room, which are white-painted wood. Macintosh used this kind of light-dark contrast in his own house, the rooms becoming light as one moved upward to a more ethereal realm. Here the dark rooms also face north while the light ones have southern exposures. These pictures were taken just prior to a wedding; the actual ceremony would be in this room while the Music Room is set up for the wedding reception.
|Mackintosh's original drawing had this kind of gallery design, which is almost identical to the gallery at Queen's Cross Church, completed about five years before the competition.|
Left: unique fireplace on south wall; ceiling; light fixtures
Works Cited or Consulted:
Cosgrove, James, ed. House for an Art Lover. Glasgow: Randak Design Consultants (and Fraser Press?): 1988/2004.
Crawford, Alan. Charles Rennie Mackintosh. London: Thames & Hudson, 1995.
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