Life Moves Pretty Fast – an interiors retro movie theme

Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved movies. So much so that it formed part of my degree, studying film noir, original 1920s gangster films and revisionist Westerns (The Searchers is one of my all time favourite films).

This week we’ve been redecorating one of our spare bedrooms (he does repair work, I paint), a space which is going to serve lots of different purposes. It’s not finished yet but by giving the room a coat of fresh white paint we’ve really opened up the potential to add colour and different themes and I thought it might be fun to introduce an element of my film love.

cosy corner

We’ve got a lovely sofa bed which we bought last year from Multiyork and now the walls are white it shows off the pretty colour. It’s a great place to catch up with my nerdy film books and classic movies when Pete’s had enough of me getting all scientific about the film-making process.

movie lover

I added this colourful woollen throw which comes from one of the most amazing shops on the planet, Avoca in Dublin. It’s a while since we’ve been to Ireland but whenever we do go Avoca is my first stop. The cushion was a Christmas present from my Mum and Step-Dad following a holiday in South Africa.

sofa bed style

This retro style Genoa tripod floor lamp from Iconic Lights sits perfectly in the corner. It’s great value and is so easy to put together, with a fully adjustable lamp. It reminds me of old movie shoots and is a great style for the space.

Underneath I’ve found room for my home magazine stash which has been living in our bedroom for ages. The basket comes from Homebase.

film corner

home magazines

We’ve also framed this print that we picked up from the National Portrait Gallery on our anniversary day last month, hanging it right now is a stretch too far but I think it looks quite nice just leaning.

audrey hepburn

film cornerNow that this little corner of the room is finished it’s really encouraging me to finish the rest. Just out of sight to the left of this frame is a horrible old CD case filled with hundreds of CDs, so that might not ever feature in any photos but at least once the wall behind it is painted instead of candy floss pink it might look a bit tidier.

Do you have any themes to your rooms? How do you keep a multi purpose room from losing a creative style?

This is a collaborative post but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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2 Comments

  1. August 26, 2015 / 12:59 pm

    The light really suits your theme – I love it. I always pop in to Avoca when I am in Dublin too – and love eating in their cafe upstairs too. I also love your films, Double Indemnity is an old fave.
    Best of luck with the rest of the room revamp.

    • Lins
      August 27, 2015 / 11:38 pm

      Isn’t Avoca amazing? Which makes me think a trip to Dublin is long overdue! X

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