Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Water For Elephants

This room is inspired by the bestselling novel Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. I wanted to translate an updated not-so-depressing version of the circus during the depression. My goal with this blog is to offer items for the home that are attainable depending on your budget. I also wanted to make this room realistic. I could have gone all out with a crazy circus theme but who would actually decorate their living room that way? Well some people would, and I give them a virtual high five, but I just wanted to reach a middle ground with a little bit kooky and a little bit conventional. I am proud to say I have some inexpensive items from Wal-Mart (the curtains) and two things from Target (the frames and rug). I envision this room to have subtle vertical painted stripes (like a muted big top). The paint colors I chose are Benjamin Moore Savannah Green and Hampton Green.


Amelie Sofa, Fathoms ($3,498)
from Anthropologie
Florence Accent Chair (only $299) JCPenney
Faux Leather Shade Swag Plug-In Style Pendant ($199.99) from Lamps Plus

Canopy Faux Silk Interlined Charmeuse Drapery Panel, Brick Red
($19.96) from Wal-Mart
Baroque Mirror ($199) from Home Decorators Collection
Elephant print 11X14
($35) from Etsy
Giraffe Print 11x14 ($35) from Etsy
Majestic Bottles
($29.95-$49.95) from Z Gallerie
Black Distressed Wood Frame 11x14
(16.99 ea.) from Target
Lotus Chest ($1299) from Horchow
Mohawk Home Lava Rug - Red
($639.99) from Target

1 comment:

  1. I think this room defiantly evokes the theme of the book At the same time is very modern and hip and most important liveable It reminds us that we should decorate around things that we love Well Done