A bed of butterflies

We've arrived here in sunny but chilly Florida, although the cold here is nothing compared to the snow that we left back up north!
The most inspiring thing that I saw yesterday was this amazing installation, a room with that turquoise river snaking through and those delicate white butterflies made of paper fluttering along and over the bed.
It felt so poetic to me, like harnessing a dream.

It was part of a design contest, where each decorator had a "room" with 3 walls in a showroom window, to create an installation to show their design aesthetic. So interesting! Frank and I happened upon this on our annual date to the Miromar outlets near my in-law's home. I look forward to this excursion as some of my favorite shopping for the year, the whole experience is fun plus my in-laws watch the kids so it is like a date!
The mall is designed to look like a European street, which makes it feel festive and sort of transporting.

When we come to Florida in the winter I usually spend the first couple of days feeling like I am coming out of hibernation. Yesterday I found the most perfect hat to help me along though...and warmer days are in the forecast.


Lindsay said...

wow that bedroom is so magical!!! I showed the hubby and he said it was "nice".... I asked if we could change our room to look like that and he said "LOLOL no", owell a girl can try right?
hehe gorgeous pics!

Rufusandco said...

Soak up some sunshine for me too Sarah. Looks wonderful and the hat looks fab on you. Ingrid (still hibernating in Beijing!)

Eliza Lynn Tobin said...

very cool installation of the bedroom! love the "butterfly effect". I will soak up the sun you are seeing in Florida vicariously through your blog, because it's still raining and cold here in the Northeast! So thanks for taking us with you!

Sonja said...

I love the bedroom! I would never want to get out of my bed if I had a room like that, but sadly white in my house is such a bad idea! That is such a cute hat, perfect for the Florida sunshine!

ShirazandFrenchBlue said...

Welcome to Florida, That bedrooom is so inspiring, love it. Hope the weather gets warmer for you.

rachel awes said...

hi faith, i found you through lori's bloglist on happiness through art. i have REALLY enjoyed visiting your blog! love the quote by rumi and also georgia o'keefe...in fact i just mentioned the flower one in an article...i just resonate with your words and the feelings here..and oh my goodness, these butterflies are AMAZING! continued breath-taking moments i wish for you!

jacqueline said...

Dearest Faith, i am in love with that gorgeous bedroom! I love all the photos you share here with us! Have a lovely merry happy time at Florida! Love to you!

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