Those of you who have read my blog for a while know that I have a real thing for tented rooms. I think it is the combination of coziness, exoticism, and luxuriousness that appeals to me. I came across this photo of a room designed by Renzo Mongiardino, and of course at it was a tented room, I was taken.
While working on a client's home, Mongiardino was faced with a room defined by its very high ceiling. The client was prepared to lower the ceiling to a more comfortable height. Mongiardino, however, saw this as an opportunity to create a room that was inspired by a Turkish tent that he had once seen in a Swedish museum. Not only did the tent transform "the extraordinary dimension into a correct dimension" (Mongiardino's words), but it lent the room a rather Orientalist flavor. Quite a successful, and glorious, room!
(For related posts on tented rooms, click here.)
A charming sketch of the tented room.