The interesting proportions of the house are highlighted by the use of scale: Smaller bedroom doors contrast with larger doors in the rest of the home, and the low and long window near the entrance creates the illusion that the wall it’s set in is much bigger. “Some things are a bit too small and some are a bit too big, and the act of contrasting them engages the imagination,” she says. Light also plays a huge role in creating the home’s overall character—the house and its surfaces are oriented so the light that enters is reflected and therefore never too bright or harsh: The overall effect elevates the existing attributes of Geraldine’s home. “The atmosphere of the house as a whole is calming, uplifting and comforting, and the changes in the light and shadows from morning to night and from one season to the next are sustaining,” she says.
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