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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Moulin Rouge! Inspired Room Décor

Bordello Chic - The Accessories...

We have loved this movie since we saw it first in the Old Grandin Theater years ago. I will admit it blew me away the first time I saw it. The opening scenes were so rich and fast paced that it exploded my senses – I got way over stimulated. But the story was great, the visuals fantastic, and the music was wonderful. Loved the juxt of a musical set in 1899 using modern pop music. Too cool!

Using the Moulin Rouge! as a muse this week, we thought of the elements that we could pull to tell this story in home décor – Bordello Chic, elephants, hearts, rich reds and oranges and pinks, gold, curtains, fur, French furniture, Indian and Kama Sutra, French stripes, satin, diamonds.

If you are not going for the high octane, extreme design look of a 1899 French Bordello, you can more gently, and perhaps more tastefully transform a room toward a Moulin Rouge vibe simply with art. You can also layer over this some great wall paint on the cheap, hot pink and red pillows, tryout some over the top lampshades and maybe a new rug. I love the idea of having great bones to a room, and with a smallish investment, transform it at will into a new muse, keeping the same furniture. Makeover baby!

I’ve pulled some images below that might find their way into a roomscape that tells this passionate and opulent story.

Hope you enjoy!

Shine On! Braxton

Let's start with Wall Art Makeovers to begin telling the story...

French Vintage Posters Rock






Vintage and Modern B/W Parisian Photos are wonderful




Vintage Indian Kama Sutra work can be seen in the movie...

Just adding this vintage photo is transformative. It may be all you need to begin the story.
Stripes seem very French and rock the Moulin Rouge vibe...






Love French stripes for this story!




Victorian Furniture seems a good fit, especially deeply tufted velvets in red and rose, fainting couches, soft upholstered headboards...


A little stodgy for my taste but very bordello story here!







Satin headboard rocks the vibe

Sparkling Diamonds...


Moorish lamps work well!






Of course Corsets...








Saturated Color and Exotic Elements...




Classic Indian furniture with a jolt of bright color!



Cloth, Texture and Paint...

Fantastic Indian cloth - excellent color and pattern story


Lotus design works well- Brahman blue would be a bold jolt of color in a red/pink/orange room

Exotic hanging curtains would be great - could not find gold metal ones as in the movie

Satin and silk pillows would be great - fantastic hand to these

Got to rock the rose petal thing - this base is a little boring for our story but the shade works



Exotic - I can see this in our bright colorways- orange, fuchsia, pink, red

Fur is sexy- faux of course...

What do you think about upholstered walls?

1st stab at great saturated Moulin Rougeque paint colors
Some great Benjamin Moore Pattern Paints in a can! :)


2 comments:

Braxton and Yancey said...

Wow, I'm off to my local Benjamin Moore to get some of that groovy patterned paint in a can! Fantastic.
Yancey

Braxton and Yancey said...

Check out the Bollywood Line of "Pattern Paint" You have to use a brush....or a roller. :) Brax

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