Creating an Enchanting Home that is Maleficent

The latest Disney movie is Maleficent.  Enchantingly haunting with it’s darker version of the classic Sleeping Beauty tale.  Maleficent tells the story of a troubled fairy, that is driven to curse an infant princess only to realise the child may be the only one who can restore peace.  Disney have a unique way of capturing our imagination perfectly, so why not add a bit of their magic to your home.  We are not adding sparkles and jolly characters but dark and mysterious home furnishings to make your home Maleficent.

Maleficent-Poster

Once upon a time there was a home with a magical secret, it was locked under a curse of it’s creator.  Stuck in a world of mystery it’s interior was hauntingly elegant.  As you open the foreboding door you step into an enchanted forest.

Enchanting Forest, Digetex, Discover more on Trying to Balance the Madness
Enchanting Forest, Digetex
Manzanita Candelabra. West Elm UK £89.00
Manzanita Candelabra. West Elm £89.00

The forest was filled with mythical creatures Swarming around the trees in a darkly romantic motion.  Elegant in their form, their design is decadent and subtly gothic.

Swarm Cushion by Adam Slade, French Bedroom Company £85.00
Swarm Cushion by Adam Slade, French Bedroom Company £85.00
Time Flies Cushion by Adam Slade, French Bedroom Company £85.00
Time Flies Cushion by Adam Slade, French Bedroom Company £85.00

A light appears in the distance.

Black and Red Square Lampshade, Velvet Lab from £184.08
Black and Red Square Lampshade, Velvet Lab from £184.08

The light appears to flicker and fade, as though the room you were approaching was in someway haunted.  As you nervously enter, you feel the bumps on your skin rising as your breath begins to race.

You pause. What could be behind this door?

You slowly enter, every motion seems to take an eternity, and inside you discover a place filled with velvet. Can this be real?

Velvet Lab
Velvet Lab

As you turn a mirror catches your eye, ornate and dramatic.  Do you trust what you see?

Black Ormolu Highlife Mirror, Dunelm, £63.99
Black Ormolu Highlife Mirror, Dunelm £63.99

You timidly move from room to room trying to make sense of this enchanting world you have been swept into.  And there, in the distance, you see it, the Black Stone Ring.  This spiritual home accessory symbolising heaven and earth, such pieces are thought to bring happiness and peace into the home.  You grasp onto it tightly, you sense it’s magical powers at work.

Black Stone Ring, Shimu £85.00
Black Stone Ring, Shimu £85.00

The wardrobe door is open.  You have found it, your way out of the Maleficent home and away from this fairy tale land.

Denver Campaign Dressing Table Unit, Black Orchid Interiors £1,950.00
Denver Campaign Dressing Table Unit, Black Orchid Interiors £1,950.00

As you peer through the wardrobe you see the statement piece of the home on the other side.  The piece that connects these two worlds together.

Lamp - Basket Table from David Hunt Lighting, Adventino £185.00
Lamp – Basket Table from David Hunt Lighting, Adventino £185.00

As you close your eyes and take a stop forward, you feel the door closing on the Enchanting Maleficent home.

Denver Campaign Dressing Table Unit, Black Orchid Interiors £1,950.00
Denver Campaign Dressing Table Unit, Black Orchid Interiors £1,950.00

The End

 

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