If ever there was a movie that was pure eye candy and fashion inspiration, it would be Marie Antoinette, no questions. And so, here's how we make our room invoke the wonderful pastel colored world of extravagance that was Marie's world through the eyes of Sofia Coppola.
1. The one word to describe Marie Antoinette: decadence. Everything was intricate, everything was gilded, everything looked expensive yet there was that element of whimsy because everything was pastel hued. Where to get such wonderful furniture? Well, if you find a great antique furniture store you can always find great furniture that you can reupholster to your own favorite pastel colors or you can get your furniture from Fabulous & Baroque. Here's some of my favorite pieces:
Of course Fabulous & Baroque isn't exactly the most affordable line of furniture but they sure are beautiful. And of course easily DIY'd. You just need gold paint and pastel velvet.
2. Not that I abhor the presence of baked goods in your room but there's a big chance that you'll be attracting bugs or mold if you leave real food in there. However, thanks to Japanese innovation, there's an equally beautiful substitution: food erasers. You can get TONS of these adorable things and pile them high on beautiful vintage plates and viola! You have decoration that can also help you with your homework. They're cheap too, here at ItsyBitsyRobot.com for only a dollar each. And they all look so good.
3. What's the most iconic scene in the movie? Her spending spree of course. And what's the most memorable part of that scene? The way everything was so beautifully laid out. So, take out all your shoes, line them up against the wall and enjoy your shoe collection.
4. You could always move to Versailles for this part but if not, you could always go to this website and make your own wallpaper that evokes the richness of Versailles. I suggest something floral and pastel, gold... basically anything extremely girly will pass.
My final words on this decorating endeavor? If it's pastel, gold, girly, French, and frilly, GET IT.