Saturday, July 26, 2008

Movie Mesh: Mamma Mia

The reviews for “Mamma Mia!” may be mixed, but the film version of the Broadway musical is a smashing mash-up of design ideas. At Casa Donna, the Grecian getaway where the breezy summer romance unfolds, the clotheslines and guest rooms are dressed in fabulous fabrics: bold florals, sun-faded stripes, bright folk patterns and embroidery from the Mediterranean and points east. In this scene, Donna Sheridan (Meryl Streep, left) has a mother-daughter chat with Sophie (Amanda Seyfried).

Right photo: Interior designer Peter Dunham’s fabrics marry traditional patterns with Southern California cool. Prints at his Hollywood at Home store include a blue and red Kashmir paisley for $116 per yard and the medallion rug-inspired Samarkand for $123 per yard, both 100% linen. 636 N. Almont Drive, Los Angeles

This fabric reminds us of the paisley ensemble from Rhett Eala we wore during our visit in the summer capital of the Philippines.

Click here for the full article on Mamma Mia's flurry of designs.

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