My Italian Trompe L’oeil bedroom
Trompe L’oeil (Definition: French for “fool the eye”...a two-dimensional artistic rendering that looks actual or real... i.e: three dimensional.)
It’s no surprise to any of my faithful blogger friends that I have a love of all and everything that is Italian. My only overseas experiences were to the Umbrian and Tuscan areas of that amazing country a few years back and I still bask in the memories.
With that in mind I decided to bring a bit of Italy into my own home. I designed a wall mural that would do the trick and then I had to decide where to paint it. I only have five rooms and a central hall in my little house so I settled on my bedroom.
The window in the picture above is part of a larger mural that covers a corner of my bedroom. It is usually the first thing I see when I wake and it never fails to cheer me up.
I will probably never get back to Italy. The dollar has really dropped in value in relation to the Euro and I’m afraid the costs would be prohibitive. However, I can still day dream and I do that a lot.
Many of the monasteries where we stayed had open-air windows like this and if I squint my eyes I can be back there in a flash. Isn’t the mind a wonderful thing? A no-cost vacation awaits me every morning!