Written on July 18, 2012 at 3:41 pm , by Joni Lay
We saw Moonrise Kingdom over the weekend, and it was wonderful – a quirky, sweet story with details worth pondering. I couldn’t help but fall in love with the cozy house at Summer’s End on New Penzance Island, and I only wish they had panned a little slower through all the rooms at the beginning so I could have absorbed more of it. And how amazing were the scout tents? I wouldn’t mind having one of those myself for little backyard retreats. I won’t even get into the fantastic wardrobe used in the movie – there is just too much to mention! Below are a few movie stills (doesn’t the top left photo look like a Norman Rockwell painting? found here).
Here is my attempt at recreating the feel of the house into a nursery. I think the mural in that downstairs room is divine, so I went with wallpaper for the backdrop:
Sources, starting at top left: (1) Vintage Chandelier; (2) Vintage Scout Troop; (3) Sweet Needlepoint; (4) Scouting Songbook; (5) Paint by Number Landscape; (6) Scouting Medal; (7) Paint by Number Seascape; (8) Sailboat painting; (9) Brass Sailboat; (10) Scouts Save the Day; (11) Arrows; (12) Order of the Arrow Patch; (13) Sparrow Crib; (14) Red Metal Lamp; (15) Feather Dress; (16) “Coonskin” Cap for a Baby; (17) Dixie Dresser; (18) Plaid chair cover; (19) Oceana Wallpaper; (20) Braided Rug; (21) Record Player Cabinet; (22) Teepee; (23) Preppy Crib Sheet; (24) Magical Thinking Curtains; (25) Plaid fabric for Pillows
If you find the wallpaper intimidating, or a bit out of price range, this collection would look charming on a neutral (like Benjamin Moore’s Linen White) with a bolder choice for the curtains – something similar to the nautical showstoppers behind Suzy’s window seat above.
~Joni, Lay Baby Lay
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