“Genius Loci” (genius of a place) is a collection of my narrative hypotheses for rooms that captivate me. If you disagree, please, offer your story.
A place of utilitarian sophistication. The couch is rich and well-worn, speaking of someone who cares to own quality that lasts through generations. Maybe this piece was passed down from a relative, or found at an estate sale. A more modern complement sits on the left, blending in sufficiently.
A large, hand-woven (to be sure) Persian rug tries to extend the tone of restful contemplation to the dining table where things become decidedly more restless.
The variety of chairs around an open dining area encourage diversity of opinion - one chair for each personality. Let’s see, from left to right - the modern educator, the ironic philosopher in fancy leather, the straight-laced, skinny-tied numbers-gal/guy, and, last, the urban homesteader. A single light bulb above symbolizes the potential for collaboration, unity of vision, and excellence of execution that could be accomplished by such a litter.
And the kitchen sets a serious backdrop, offering only what’s necessary to the focused working crew.
Select books and art adorn the space, equally for the sake of function as well as aesthetic.
Overall, this space is grown up, but unconventional. It is rich, but says, “Come inside anyway. Come in.”