It has recently been featured in the newspapers that Windyhill the former home of designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868 – 1928) is up for sale – read article here , Mackintosh, a Glasgow born Architect, designer and artist, was one of the most important figures of the early 20th Century and leader of the Art Noveau movement in the UK. Windyhill is one of only two private homes designed by Mackintosh which means that the sale is likely to attract a lot of interest.
While few of us will be able to afford the £3 million price tag, there are elements that all of us can incorporate into our own homes.
A piece of furniture or the use of fabrics in upholstery or for curtains can add that element of interest to any scheme.
We came across the website of Glasgow furniture maker Bruce Hamilton Furniture Makers who manufacture high quality bespoke pieces.
We particularly like the Cope dining suite with its combination of Argyll and Ingram chairs and the Hill House easy chair which although dating to the turn of the century would suit a contemporary scheme.
For fabrics, this Belle Epoque design is very traditional.
For a more modern look we like the Tulia shown in pink.
Both are from Charles Rennie Mackintosh Fabrics.
Changing handles on kitchen cabinets, wardrobes or bedroom furniture is an easy and cost effective of updating a look. This pewter handle is quintessentially Mackintosh.
The Rose knob would suit a bedside cabinet or chest of drawers. They both come from Just Mackintosh.