Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Wallpaper Wednesday - Chinoiserie Wallpaper in Grey Gardens Style

Hello!  Happy Wednesday! 

I am so in love with Chinoiserie!  It first caught my attention when I was watching the 2009 HBO film "Grey Gardens" starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange.  It was based on the 1975 documentary film by Albert and David Maysles based on the life stories of a mother and daughter both named Edith Bouvier Beale but known as "Big and Little Edie."   After a rough period they become reclusive and would not leave their Long Island Summer Home, "Grey Gardens."  Big Edie was the Aunt of Jackie Onassis. 

If you haven't seen "Grey Gardens," I do recommend it.  It can be a tough film to watch as the two women deteriorate along with their beautiful "Grey Gardens."  Not only will you see the decorating eye candy but you will get to witness the great sense of personal style of Little Edie, socialite, former fashion model and cabaret performer.  She was very creative and came up with some stunning and sometimes quirky outfits.  She has had quite an influence on style and is considered a fashion visionary and style icon.

"Grey Gardens" itself was such a gorgeous property.  When I saw the 2009 film my jaw dropped at the decorating.  Please enjoy some of my favorite photos from the film.   You have to give a lot of credit to the set and wardrobe designers.  They did a fantastic job capturing the time period and the graciousness of the home and the personalities of Big and Little Edie.

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 Big Edie's Bedroom

Love - love - love this hand painted Chinoiserie Wallpaper!

Dining Room









 Exterior of Grey Gardens

Movie versions of Big and Little Edie looking fabulous during the good times...

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Phyllis @Around the House said...

I was obsessed with this story and the movie and everything about the amazing...thanks for reminding me of some of those incredible rooms...Phyllis

Christine Coraccio said...

Hello Phyllis! Thanks so much for stopping by. Nice to hear you are another Grey Gardens fan! -Christine

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