Chapter 9. In a Gothic home, a minstrel gallery was a type of balcony that was designed for use by musicians. The home's hall entry was located beneath the minstrel gallery. http://www.aboutaberdeen.com/photos/Minstrels_Gallery.jpg
This design for a garret has curved roof timbers, called 'crucks'. They are traditionally found in old English barns and give a sense of strength and age. Wood makes the room very cosy with an inglenook fireplace, informal carpets and warm oranges and yellows in the decoration. Notice how the circular shape of the fireplace and table complements the ‘crucks’. The stairs up to the garret are on the left.