Saturday, October 12, 2013

Inside Genie's Lamp: The Decor of Fairy Tales III

When I came up with the idea of doing a series of blog posts about what the real world decor of fairy tales would be like, my husband Tom had a great suggestion:  Inside Genie's Lamp.  What a fun idea!

First the most important detail: the lamp itself

There are some gorgeous fancy versions available:

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But ultimately if you're going to stay true to tale, the lamp has to be old and simple.  This one is quite perfect I think.

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Can't you  just picture Aladdin rubbing the grit off the side of that one to get it to shine?

When Tom first suggested this blog post idea to me, I thought it was such a fun idea.  I was surprised to find out that they actually had a special feature on an Aladdin DVD featuring a tour inside Genie's lamp.  So first, for fun, here's Disney's take on the lamp interior.



I love the rug that looks like the treasure trove where Aladdin found the lamp :D



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Here's a hotel that actually created a room based on Genie's lamp.


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And here's a rather Disney-esque kids playroom also inspired by the inside of the lamp.

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But really when I think of the decor inside Genie's lamp, I picture things like below:


Genie's lamp can't have any or many harsh corners, since it's curved, so softening the edges of the room with draperies are a great idea.





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I love the canopy in this Arabian Nights bedroom.  It's very dramatic in a way I think a Genie would appreciate.

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Look at these incredible bookcase niches!

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I would almost sign a contract to be a Genie to get this bathroom:

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Below is a beautiful Moroccan theme bedroom.  I feel like it brings the fantasy of Genie's lamp to life in a doable way for a real home. 




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6 comments:

  1. Very clever idea! When I was young I Dream of Jenie was a favourite tv program and I used to imagine what her home looked like. Her clothes were so great ... you just knew the décor would be too. x

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  2. Wow I could be a genie in that lamp!
    Jess x

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  3. This is so awesome. I am the author of a genie book: Bottle Banished-Dreaming of Genie. I LOVE your site.

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  4. Love the decor. Feels like your in exotic places.

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  5. Love the decor. Feels like your in exotic places.

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