And now, for something really over the top. In our house, there is a really strange room that used to be part of the garage. It has no windows except for a funny one that looks into the entry. It’s a huge passage between the living room, dining room, stairway to upstairs and the guest room. We couldn’t think what to do with it, until we started to let India take over and go nuts a bit.
WOWIE! Is this wild or what! These two benches are charpeis.
Villagers make them out of old wood and weave ropes in the frames for a bed. Quite comfortable. I put a mattress on each one; now, Tom naps on them all the time. Saam and I went crazy one day at the fabric store going through the bins for the pillows.
Tom wanted carved animals on the furniture, so Rahman carved beautiful elephants and camels for the sides.
That Rahman, he is a really talented man. Look at the foot he made for one of the console tables in the living room.
And what about the trees he carved on the bookcases!
The beautiful, wonderful, amazing Colonial BED in the guest room!!
Ready for a nap anybody?
The workmen delivered the last piece just a day ago. I haven’t had time to place it properly yet. You have to use your imagination. When we get back to San Jose, this mirrored and glass-enclosed piece will sit opposite the fireplace. Ahhhh.
I am so lucky to have found such a great workshop and wonderful friend as Saam. The whole thing is all due to her and her craftsmen.
The last thing I want you to see is a little stool I bought for my studio.This bad boy keeps my nose to the musical grindstone. I can see him from the piano!
Get back to work!