Inspired Design: Daphne Du Maurier

Inspired Design - Daphne Du Maurier

I recently just finished reading the novel Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. It was an amazing read – one that I recommend to you all even though I will admit that I felt like I needed a support group to vent to as soon as I finished it. It’s an emotional rollercoaster, but one that is incredibly well done. Definitely a new favorite.

The book mostly takes place in an English ancestral home called Manderley, a place that Du Maurier describes in vivid and impressive detail - something that I really appreciated. Manderley is almost a separate character in this novel, what with how much importance it is given to it, and I thought it would be fun to do an inspired design post on pieces I think I’d see in Manderley, specifically in the morning room (a term that I love) where the narrator seems to spend most of her time.

I feel like there would be a lot of darker wood finishes and bright bursts of red everywhere based on the description of the room and the feel of the novel as a whole. The color red is used throughout the novel to create a sense of foreboding - even the cover showcases the color prominently. There is also mention of an expensive cupid figurine that our heroine breaks. While the image above is not a figurine (and is actually an absurdly expensive ring), it fits exactly what I imagined in my mind when it was described to the reader.

Have you read this novel? Do you think the look fits what you imagined for the morning room in Manderley?

Have a great Tuesday!
-xo, Rachel