The Hall

A stairwell with on the ground floor the connection between the Vestibule and the kitchen

The Hall is the first room I worked on.
Since I had no experience with building a style room, it seemed sensible to me to start with the smallest room.
I have chosen to make the the stairs a little bit wider and bigger.

The stairs I've made of Teak wood.
 I worked on a woodworkingplace with youth with behavioral problems.
I came for my work regularly in a sawmill.
The teak wood of the staircase came from this sawmill.
Five years ago I stopped workin there but,
 I'm still allowed to search for wood there today.
For the doors, the door posts and beams, I opted for the colour ral 9001.
The same color that we have chosen for our own home.
The miniature House dates back to the Golden- Age and with this color, it gives the house a renovated atmosphere.

For the walls of the House I opted for a gray color wallpaper with a relief of jute/canvas.
I found this fun because,
Wallpaper was formerly on ragcloth (jute) glued.
That canvas was stretched on slats (rachels) that were placed against the wall.

The floor I made from Mahogany wood.
 I opted for a simple wooden floor.
The awkward corners behind the stairs, I've placed by using a mirror.
These wooden floors are laid in the same way for centuries.

 I wanted to give the Hall a colonial radiance.
In the golden century ships went to Batavia, and came back full of precious merchandise to Holland.

The William and mary Chair fits well in the corner of the stairs.
The Delftblue plate "Chinese with a nightingale", similar to the real porcelain
from the first part of the 17th century is made by : Henny Staring-Egberts.

Cabinet for oddities: Heidi Masters".
The jugs are from Elisabeth Causeret.
Cornelis de Bisschop
Amsterdam 1628 - The Hague 1671, was the real painter of "the woman peels an apple".
Elly Ypma has painted in miniature.
The Delft blue plate : Cockey Wildschut.

The flowers were a gift of Ilona.