Two views of the yet to be completed living room, completed in the sense that the Poliform cabinet below is either still on the high seas or sits in a customs shed in Savannah. The chinoiserie two-door cabinet stands as a place-holder below the framed 1940s Thibaut wallpaper mural. Also still to be delivered, despite all assurances, is a 1950s bench for the hall. The Atollo lamp, now back in its box, came all the way from Italy and does not work.
Everything else is in place but ready to be moved off the grid and moved around and humanized by friends when we next entertain.
Sunday, the day of the home tour when these photos were taken was very bright and so there are few of the shadows that make a place interesting and the sense of intimacy, so attractive when shadows deepen, is missing. If you percieve the walls to be a light lilac-grey, you're right: a color that is elusive and more so when the sun goes down and it works well with the blue that is a theme running through the place. Originally lilac-grey was the ceiling color, high sheen, above matte white walls and we reversed the order and knocked back the sheen.