Had a real find today. A villa that is occasionally open to the public with several rooms that were exactly as I had imagined in my novel. I have already described a sun room very similar to this one, so it was wonderful to find myself on the ‘set’ of my story and soak up the feel of these rooms.
While the layout of the building is something I would create to suit my purposes, it’s also good to find similar spaces to see how the rooms relate to one another and to examine the details such as the flooring and decoration that could have existed in an imaginary house of a particular location and period.
For example, although it’s not as though you’re going to actually reference the flooring but it does relate to how sound carries in the house – which may be an element of interest.
An extra bonus was the stunning art deco outdoor furniture.