Monday, April 16, 2012

Dream Home: Famous writers' bedrooms

Maybe it's because I'm a writer, but I've always been a bit fascinated with the stories behind writers' own lives. And nothing reveals more about a person than their bedroom, which is why I love this peek inside the bedroom of classic writers. Above is Truman Capote...
Virginia Woolf kept a sizable book collection.
Henry David Thoreau, the master of simple living, furnished his small room with only the bare necessities: A bed, a table, a desk, and three chairs.
Emily Dickinson did most of her writing at her small writing table.
William Faulkner outlined the plot of The Fable on the walls of his bedroom.

What does your bedroom say about you, friends? Do you think a person's bedroom says a lot about their personality?
P.S. Three more bedrooms.

[Via Apartment Therapy]


  1. Very cool! I love how William Faulkner outlined the plot of the Fable on his bedroom walls. As a recent interior design graduate, I definitely agree that a person's bedroom can outline their personality. I love our bedroom for the way it makes us relaxed (big, comfy bed, no tv, and space for books), but I also love that it has fun elements of personality (my husband let me paint a mural over over bed, and I would die without my Shel Silverstein poems on my nigh stand). I'm still a child, I know...

    I actually did a post about wall painting a while ago that has a photo of our bedroom, if you're interested:

    Happy Monday!

  2. So inspiring! Love Faulkner's bedroom, his outline is jaw-dropping!

    xo Mary Jo

  3. Virginia Woolf 's room is so beautifully kept ! I love this room !
    Thank you for sharing these photos ,
    Take care Melissa and Have a nice day !

  4. Really interesting! I'm a little surprised Capote's room wasn't a little more glitzy. It seems so simple for such a big personality.

  5. p.s. emily dickinson's room is my favorite!!

  6. my room is full of books and guitars, plus tons of my photography including pictures of my dogs. sums me up perfectly--especially the fact that walls are painted the loudest color of green ever, ha!

  7. I love this post! I've actually been to Rowan Oak in Oxford, Miss., and I've seen Faulkner's bedroom! My bedroom, on the other hand, could use an update. Thanks for the inspiration! xo.

  8. April, it's always been a dream of mine to paint my room a bright color...maybe pink! :)


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