Friday, October 26, 2007

Airship Fantasy Room

I keep imagining a room made to evoke the feeling of an airship. There are lots of different ways you could do this, from a 1930s cocktail lounge feel that just happened to be suspended under a baloon to a sky pirate ship. What I'm thinking about, however, is more structural. How can a room feel like an airship? I didn't start with the question, but I keep stumbling over things that would work well, and since I don't have an actual room to decorate I'm doing to decorate an imaginary one here.

First, furniture.
The Balloon Chair at Horchow.

Gondola Day Bed. This is one of my all time favorite pieces.

"Basket" like Cocktail Table.


These lights at Pottery Barn look like something you'd use in WWI to spotlight airships in the sky, don't they?

They come in a variety of sizes and shapes -- tabletop, spot, and task.


This is the hard part. I'd consider this Balloon WallPaper.

But it might be a bit kitschy. Perhaps some seagrass wallpaper wainscoting, to evoke the gondola of a small balloon, and then perhaps paint the walls sky blue (with clouds?) above the chair rail.

Don't forget airship posters.

Finishing Touches

I like the idea of a compass on the floor.

These playing cards on the table.

And a stormglass hanging on the wall.

There. Now that I've gotten that out of my system I can return to daydreaming around rooms I actually have.

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