I have decided that I love pretty , feminine interiors….I admire minimalist interiors and I long to be able to live like some people do..with little or no clutter, but in reality, I am just not that person! I like cozy and layered interiors and the pretty , glamorous ones speak to me the loudest!
What a gorgeous space….a little corner of beauty for a woman to put on her make-up and get ready to face the day.That little ottoman is the crowning glory, in my humble opinion…..it looks as though this corner may be part of a larger dressing room, but it just goes to show that any little tiny space can be glammed up relatively easy with a bit of texture and sparkle!
(No..this is not my wardrobe….just wishful thinking!!)
I am currently in de-clutter and clean out mode(my home is getting a complete going over with lots of recycling and giving away and hopefully not too much throwing away), and I felt like giving my blog a fresh new look too….there are a lot of changes happening in my life at the moment, particularly in my professional life, but until it all happens, I will wait to share all the details..
I am hoping it will be a good change and one which will give me a new direction work-wise….I don’t know about other people, but change is always a bit unsettling for me and after the fact, I look back and realise it was for the best, but at the time it makes me a little uneasy!!
I can highly recommend it to anyone who has not yet seen it, particularly in Dubai, because it is a stylish and gentle film and those do not stay on the circuit for long here!
The exterior”house” scenes (and I assume some of the interior scenes) were filmed at Hedsor House in Buckinghamshire, which is actually a venue for events such as weddings, photo shoots etc.
The countryside is just wonderful and even the interior of the “retirement home” is beautifully decorated with lovely fabrics and in particular, a wallpaper I am now obsessed with!
And this is the wallpaper I just loved….
It is by Zoffany and is exquisite….a lovely pattern in soft and muted tones and as you can see, in the image above from the film, it was applied in panels…classic and so suited to the overall feel of the film! The flowers in each room were also wonderful….I would be very happy to spend my golden years in an environment like that, I can tell you!!
Of course the cast was stellar, with Maggie Smith displaying her incredible talent by conveying a remote, haughty and dismissive diva, with a certain vulnerability….the humour was witty and sophisticated and the best part…the film was only about an hour and forty minutes, which left us feeling like we wanted more!