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26.8.08

{of birds & butterflies}

Completely charmed by Parisians Colette & Pierre's Ceiling Bird . . . After a visit to the Château d'O in Normandy, Colette fell in love with a flock of ceiling birds that appeared to be holding up the crystal chandeliers in the Château, and immediately set off to recreate a similar effect with the help of an artist friend who was commissioned to paint the elegant bird in their Paris dining room.

The effect is magical.

Reminds me also of the stunning silver-leafed ceiling adorned with silk butterflies from
an earlier post . . .

{images: top - apartment therapy; bottom - photography by Leah at More Ways to Waste Time}

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karina [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Really beautiful!!!
Great post!

Melissa Lewis - Off The Wall [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Magical is the perfect adjective for this art! I love it:)

Paloma [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

What a great idea with the bird. That is so whimsical! I was lucky enough to see the second room with the butterflies in person at the San Francisco Decorators Showcase House back in May. Pictures don't do it justice. It was gorgeous!

la la Lovely [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

these are really enchanting.. I love them!

GrannySmithGreen [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Absolutely amazing, yet a bit disconcerting.

kendalee [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Beautiful and magical indeed!

Anne-So [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

OMG ! Thank you for sharing this... this is wonderful, really.

Songy [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

so magical that it feels a little sinister. hmmmm

Heidi Ann [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hello, I am announcing it now....I will be stealing these "ceiling" ideas, without the least bit "guilt"! :)...with grand hopes that versions of both will grace future ceilings of mine!!!...Just exquisite!.....heidi XO

AT THE PICKLED HUTCH [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I saw the butterfly room as room. It was ethereal. I remember falling in love with the rock crystal wall sconces as well. If I could have snuck them out in my purse.....
Lisa & Alfie

Anairam [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Oh my goodness, this is beautiful - especially the butterfly one. It is giving me ideas, although our ceilings are probably a bit too low for it to work ...

Ana [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

These are fantastic...so beautiful.

Piper Jacquelyn [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

It is magical! Breathtaking photos. I wish I had a chandelier, sigh!

The Lil Bee [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I need to have this. I must find a way!

{this is glamorous} [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

grannysmithgreen and songy – surprised by the adjectives, “disconcerting” and “sinister”, but after coming across The Birds on television recently, can maybe understand where you’re coming from :)

{this is glamorous} [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Paloma & Lisa – how lovely it must have been to see the silver butterfly-scattered ceiling in person.

Heidi Ann – you’re too funny. Would love to see photos of your future ceilings if you decide to use these ideas.

ZenadiaDesign [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Wow, so amazing!

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

how pretty is that?! i love it!!!
your posts are always beautiful and inspirational.
xox

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