House for an Art Lover--page 6 (of nine pages)

Charles Rennie Mackintosh
1989-96, based on a 1901 design by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife Margaret MacDonald

The spectacular white-panelled Music Room (set up for a wedding reception)

Left: looking west toward the piano; center: looking east toward the fireplace

The window-wall with six curved French doors opening onto the terrace balcony; repeated curve in the shallow barrel-vaulted ceiling


Curved French doors with flanking fabric panels a la Margaret Macdonald


The fireplace wall

Andrew MacMillan comments on this end of the room: "At the other end of the room the fireplace provides the excuse for more tree-like forms, this time in silver painted wood with iron stalks, and stained glass leaves, and itself is an interesting composition of squares within squares, enlivened by two circular ceramic plaques (the prototypes of which have recently come to light) set into a painted and stencilled plaster surround. Flanked by deeply recessed and modelled cupboards with beaten silver handled doors the whole effect is cool but rich" (Cosgrove 28).


The cupboards

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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