Thursday, 29 October 2009

Novelists' rooms


A few weeks ago the Guardian ran a feature where they styled rooms inspired by novelists. The top room is for Virginia Woolf, the bottom room is for Ernest Hemingway. I especially like the moody tones of the navy walls - a colour I wouldn't have thought of painting a room. There are more rooms on their site, including a room for Zadie Smith and Haruki Murakami.

Photos by Stephen Lenthall.

22 comments:

thesecretrose said...

That makes me very happy! *checks it out* I especially love Virginia Woolf's :)

Hannah said...

Oooh wow! I cant beleive I missed this?! 2 of my favouite things- novelists and interios! WOW! Gotta love the guardian!

Megan said...

Wow I really like that! I would be happy with Virginia's room.

La chica said...

Love the idea!!

Two Flights Down said...

Beautiful! What inspiring pictures. This was a fantastic idea.

Emily said...

Such an inspired idea! I love The Guardian!

Jen Chandler said...

Wonderful idea. I'm going to pop over to the article now.

Laura Trevey said...

love the Ernest Hemingway room... great post!

alisha said...

Great post!

TERI REES WANG said...

I love "Literary-to-Literal" translations!

Bree said...

beautiful spaces!

Jane Flanagan said...

Awesome! I want them to do more. I love the Guardian's Writer's Room series too! It partly inspired my "where we blog from" series.

skirmishofwit said...

What brilliant photos! I always find it fascinating to see a person's bedroom - it gives such insight into their character. Thanks for sharing!

Sara @ Our Best Bites said...

Ooh, what a cool idea. I like the navy walls too, although I don't know if I'd be so bold as to do it in my own house!

Down Comforter said...

I love the first room - so romantic & quiet :)

sinnlighet said...

So glad I stumbled on your lovely lovely blog today, it's always nice to find other blogger out and about on the net!

Agneta & Sweden

Melissa Blake said...

The Virginia Woolf room is amazing! Thanks for the link!

...mmm... said...

Yes, I agree with you--very moody and wonderful, to boot.

BTw, I did want to invite you to sing up for my xmas tea since I have your icon on my sidebar already.

Alex said...

Can't decide on wallpaper for your room? Put up two types! Genius!

A Pretty Trip said...

Great find! I love Virginia's room - especially the rug.

Conversation Pieces said...

Like the navy too... that's a great colour for a room. (That said, there's no way I'm repainting any time soon!!)

Amanda Nicole said...

What fun!