For those of you just recently visiting My Little Boudoir, this post is part of a monthly series called Thinking Outside the Boudoir, where I share my fascination of homes from the movies. While some may not be practical for everyday life, or represent my overall ideal decor, I would love to spend some time in them, even just for a night. In some it is the decor that I fancy. In others it’s the architecture or floor plan. And in some I think it’s my fondness for the characters. The movie home that I want to share today is one of my childhood favorites, Annie.
Growing up, my grandfather had gates entering his driveway. I always thought it made the entrance feel so grand and exclusive. Daddy Warbucks’ gates are much more ornate and fancy, making them part of his estate that I would like to be mine.
The gated entry wouldn’t be complete without a circular driveway (with a fountain in the middle) or a porte-cochere, as seen here.
What a beautiful foyer. The doors have so much detail and are simply beautiful. This should prepare you for what comes next…
…the grand hall! Wow, how spectacular would it be to walk into your home and see this? When I was a girl, I use to dream of owning this home one day. As of now, it doesn’t look like that is going to happen, but why not keep dreaming? I will, however, have black and white checkered floors in my home one day.
And what’s a grand entry without a grand stairway?
Daddy Warbucks had such a classic office with dark woods and floor to ceiling and doors that went out onto a lanai. I likes…
Annie’s bedroom was just darling and complete with French antique furniture, luxurious linens and all covered in pink.
Now for Ms. Grace Farrell’s boudoir. This is like a dream boudoir, complete with a dressing table (separated from the rest of the room with a curtained doorway), office space and lounging area…oh so deluxe!
Now for the room that was my favorite as a child. No, it’s not a dead guy in a pool. That’s Daddy Warbucks’ reflection on the framed out mirrored ceiling in the room with the indoor swimming pool.
Top all of that off with beautiful grounds and gardens that rival Versailles.