Hill House: Interiors and Furnishings (Helensburgh, Scotland) : The White Bedroom, view into the room from the second floor hall

Creator:
Macdonald, Margaret, 1865-1933
Mackintosh, Charles Rennie, 1868-1928
Published/Created:
Hill House, Helensburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
1902-1903
Date Depicted:
5/27/2007
1900 AD - 1949 AD
Materials:
gesso
mosaic
stained glass
textiles
wood
Notes:
[Mackintosh's wife, Margaret Macdonald, contributed fabric designs and a unique panel over the fireplace in the drawing room.] The entrance is on the short, western side, thus ensuring maximum privacy for the occupants since the public rooms face south. Immediately beyond the entrance are a library and business-room with small, slit windows overlooking the approach to the house. From the outer hall a short flight of steps leads up to the main, dark-beamed hall, providing circulation into the drawing-room and to the dining-room beyond. Thus the accepted principles of 19th-century country-house planning are followed, not only in the separation of zones according to function but also in the progression from public to semi-public to private areas. In the main hall, the principal staircase is partly enclosed by wooden uprights that repeat the vertical dimensions of the walls, which are interspersed with pale grey panels topped by coloured stencils. Characteristic oak furniture is pierced by squares; there are also squares on the pale grey carpet, emphasizing Mackintosh's comprehensive plan for the interior decoration.
Topics:
Architecture -- Britain -- 20th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Art Nouveau
Glasgow style
Culture:
British
Accession Number:
1A1-MCR-HH-2-H3
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
furnishings (AAT)
interior design (AAT)
residences: dwellings (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
decorative arts; plants; Housing construction ; mosaic ; painting and painting techniques; stained glass furnishings; furnishings; furniture; seating furniture; furnishings; lighting devices; lighting fixtures bedroom
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Module Two
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
5/27/2007
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10165333
PID:
digcoll:1862903