Did you see the Mamma Mia movie a couple of years ago? IF NOT WATCH IT!!
I fell in love with the bohemian interiors and that beautiful Greek Island. Ever since I saw it I’ve wanted to design a place like that. A lot of times I go to the movies and fall in love with the interiors as much as the movie. This time I’ve designed a look inspired by the Greek island retreat that Meryl Streep sang and danced her way through. It will be added to LiveLikeYou next Monday on 7/25. I wanted a space that would alter the emotions of the person living there the second they entered their home. In short the way we should all live…in a way that moves our senses.
The colors, and the relaxed bohemian vibe with the glittering blue ocean outside is contagious. Set designers really know how to create a mood for the scene. They really know how much interiors really reveal about the person living in them.
The movie was full of the much talked about Josef Frank’s textiles from Swedish Tenn.
Every fabric is a master piece.
Since you only catch glimpses of parts of rooms in the movie I’ve created my imaginary version of what they could look like.
I’ve sourced furniture that I think would work in an island inspired feminine bohemian space.
A painted four poster wood bed…a carved white mirror with distressed finish.
I’ve mixed in some shell chandeliers even though not in the movie, but again it’s an interpretation of the look.
The entire movie was so uplifting and free spirited – it was hard not to walk out of the theater smiling and singing.
Interlaced painted chairs.
Colorful painted, chipped country pieces.
This settee I always loved, but haven’t been able to find one like it, unless I design a vintage one.
But instead I’ve reinterpreted it with this one..
A pretty yellow country settee, perhaps in the foyer.
Basically just an unpretentious family friendly look.
The whole point is to make the person living in it feel like Meryl Streep when she looks out the window…..
..like you’re gazing out at a beautiful island paradise.
What are some of your favorite movie interiors?