Movie Sets I’m in love with…





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Atonement. I love these muted florals.  I love the fabrics.  I love the feeling of these rooms.  Is that a needlepoint Aubusson rug?  And why can’t I find any of these vintage, fringed lampshades in the States (ebay)?  Is that an English thing?  And look!  There is a sweet beveled/etched mirror (my new obsession) on the vanity table.  Have you ever seen anything like this fireplace surround?  It’s the epitome of fancy/cozy.


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Testament of Youth.  I can’t find any other pictures of her bedroom.  It was so lovely.  It had the same feeling as Keira Knightly’s bedroom in Atonement to me.  Muted florals, velvets, the caned bench.  LOVE.

testament of youth sweater

And this sweater!  I have to make one!  I just want to buy one a similar color and embroider it with yarn myself.  That sounds doable, right?

Atonement takes place during WW2 and Testament of Youth during WW1.  Isn’t it funny that the decor feels so similar?  I think it is all about the vintage wallpaper.  I think I need it in my half bath.  This past summer we had a leak and had to replace flooring in the powder room so we also put up a half wall of white bead board and a vintage light fixture at the same time.  I love it.  I painted the upper wall white…but I’m not loving it.  It is such a small space, I think vintage wallpaper would be just the thing.

Look at this wallpaper Rachel Ashwell used.  Look at this wallpaper from Lily Ashwell’s house.  Are they not so inspiring???  They all have the same feel that I am after.

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Look at this vintage wallpaper from ebay.  It feels just about right I think.  But it is hard to say since I am looking at the colors on a computer screen.  There are 8 yards total.  I have no idea if that is enough or not.  I will need to measure.  I’ve never hung wallpaper, let alone vintage wallpaper!  What do you think???