Tuesday, January 31, 2017

DIY The Room - Iris Simpkins' Living Room



 
 
Recently, Cat from Cut Out + Keep asked me if I be willing to DIY a room for their series, which I must say is an incredible one. The idea behind the DIY a Room is that bloggers and members put together style-boards for what they'd imagine celebrities, fictional characters or their own dream homes would look like and use tutorials on the site to recreate those rooms.
 


 
I jumped up at the request, knowing immediately what room I was going to recreate. You see, the minute I saw the film "The Holiday" I fell mortally in love with Iris Simpkins's (played by Kate Winslet) English cottage. If you haven't seen it - I recommend it. It is a nice, lovely romantic comedy.
So I recreated her living room using tutorials I found on the site. See the tutorials I selected here.
 
 
 
 
 
 
What inspired me to choose this room?
As I previously said, I immediately fell in love with the warm and captivating English style that this room breathes with. I can imagine myself in one of the big and cozy armchairs, all snuggled up, with a good book and a cup of tea or hot chocolate, while the wood in the fireplace crackles away long into the night. Can you?

 
 


7 comments:

Divya N said...

Great idea Maya. I just worked on a couple of old stools this weekend trying to give them a new life. I wish I had seen the painting tutorial before I started my project, I would have taken it in another direction

myrica said...

So nice the room, I can take one of them, I will have number 2, so lovely.
Have a nice day

Maya Kuzman said...

I myself found a couple of interesting ones I cannot wait to try :)

Maya Kuzman said...

Glad you like it Myrica!

The Charm of Home said...

I have always loved this cottage! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Mary K.- The Boondocks Blog said...

The look you have chosen is crisp and bright. I think it creates more of a clean look to the room. I love all that white.

Keri Roberts said...

This sounds like a fun series. What a beautiful room you chose as inspiration, it looks so cozy and warm!