When I was asked to design a room for Christmas at the Fells in early September it was an exciting opportunity to create a Christmas space in the historic Fells home on Lake Sunapee. This meant switching from my normal work day of drafting, client meetings and site visits to the production of modern sculptural elements to spark the imagination of visitors enjoying the spirit of the holidays. Clients have looked to me to design interiors based around the original architectural concept of their home, but this was a bit different.
We went to see the room and to take photos and measurements. The theme of this year's event was 'let it snow'. Thus my concept was born. A modern architectural take on the structure of a snow flake.
The line drawings on the easel were the beginning of the process, laying out the geometry of each piece of the tree. Each triangular component of the tree was cut from a piece of eastern white pine. There are seven rungs, each graduating to create the tree's form. 16 obtuse triangles making an 8 pointed simple snowflake form. The individual components in the room have been dipped in blue, red and white colors, and can be combined in pairs to display a variety of snowflake combinations. The dried pomegranate ornaments were handmade with selected fabric ribbon.
The bedroom's holiday design highlights the magic of snow at Christmas. The structure of each snowflake is unique. Through the use of natural woodland materials and modern sculptural elements these structures come alive. Black & white, ice blue and deep vibrant red complement these elements to make this Christmas room a unique space.