We're exploring the House For An Art Lover in Glasgow for #CraftInTheCity and making a stained glass rose ring inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
DetailsAddress: Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Rd, Glasgow G41 5BW
Phone: 0141 353 4770
Based on a design by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, House For An Art Lover is a gorgeous building, cafe and gallery based in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow.
Equipped with audio tours, we couldn't wait to explore the house and spot all the beautiful Art Nouveau details.
We began our tour in the Main Hall with it's dark wood sliding doors and wrought iron chandeliers. The house is also available for weddings and we'd watched our friend's Jenny & Rin's ceremony in this room a few years earlier.
When the ceremony was over, the doors to The Dining Room were swung open where they signed their paperwork. This room held one long dining table with two high-back chairs and is decorated with the famous Mackintosh rose.
Smaller rooms leading off from the Main Hall included a small dining room called The Oval Room and The Lower Gallery, where you could learn more about the designs and art in the house.
My favourite room was The Music Room, a long white lounge with huge windows overlooking the gardens and a terrace you could venture out on.
There was an amazing Art Lover's inspired piano at one end of the room which kept tempting us to play it.
Once we had explored the house, there was plenty more art and sculptures to see in the gardens.
The Bellahouston Walled Garden is a beautiful place to sit on a warm day, with sculptured topiaries and colourful blooming flowers.
Children and big kids alike will love the Art Park, where you can climb, swing and leap from sculptures and get lost in the Alice In Wonderland maze.
We ended our visit with afternoon tea in the tea room where we were treated to sandwiches and cakes.
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