So many people have been abuzz about the interiors in the film Mamma Mia so I thought I'd do a post on sourcing the look. Mind you I haven't seen the film. I must say, I really can't stand Abba (sorry Abba fans) and I'm too much of a Pierce Brosnan fan to have the illusion shattered by hearing him sing. Nice boys should be seen and not heard, ha.
One of the things everyone is obsessed with in the film is Donna's (Meryl Streep) bedroom. This still photo shows the serene palette and lovely textiles:
courtesy of CinemaBlend
Everyone seems to love the bedspread. If you like that sort of red embroidery on white cotton or linen there is an old art form known as Redwork. In fact I belong to a Redwork group on Flickr. You can find vintage pieces that resemble the spread in the film, like these shams found on Ebay:
Here are some offerings from my shop that would fit in with the breezy island decor:
World Market has this bed for $99:
You can read my interview with textile designer Paul Vogel, whose pieces were used in the film and who is a great artist in his own right.
P.S. I just came across this post at Erin's blog, Elements of Style, with more ideas.