Monday, October 3, 2011

Inspired by: Bright Star

I've been painting the bedroom in our 1860's home for the past few days and it may have turned into a slightly longer project due to a few too many breaks for tea drinking and a movie. I was sitting on the deck watching an insane amount of little white butterflies flutter about in what's left of the garden and I had the urge to watch one of my favorites, Bright Star.

mmm..vanilla chai

“I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days - three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.”
John Keats, Bright Star: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne

This film is based on the last three years of the life of poet John Keats and his romantic relationship with Fanny Brawne. It's set in 1818 and features the beautiful English countryside and the most amazing colors and tones, I want my entire life to feel like this movie!  I adore star crossed love stories and this is one of the greatest.

I collect vintage butterfly pieces and I'll be displaying them in our bedroom along with two butterfly nets I'm using for wall art.

Our bed linens are ruffled white cotton reminiscent of a lovely English lawn dress

Fannie is inspiring as a talented seamstress who fashions her own ruffled neck pieces and gorgeous gowns.

I can't wait to finish the bedroom, I have so many diy projects to do!

we get such pretty light from the sunsets, the dark walls left from the previous owners were bringing me down!

I used chalkboard paint to re purpose my recently broken dresser mirror..I've had this set since I was a little girl, it's gone everywhere with me!

some of my favorite vintage pieces displayed on the wall

16ft celings..I can only reach so high!

The room was done in these unfortunate colors..a drab olive green and ugly taupe. I finally found my perfect pale duck egg blue a fitting English sounding name- dew of silverberry. I can't wait for everything to come together although I think I'm going to need to cook a delicious meal so Luke will finish the walls for me..I do hate painting the trim!

the loveliest of wall shades


patience said...

at least you took the initiative to paint the wall in the first place! it's not that i couldn't actually do that but i would likely assume i couldn't or would be too lazy - good for you! take all the breaks you need, lol.

gee said...

bright star is one of my many favorite movies.
the soundtrack is amazing.
loved this post.

Jo said...

What dreamy photographs! <3 I especially love the vintage clothing on the wall!

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