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The Great Beauty

The Great Beauty - Rich lady's apartment where everything is expensive, but there is little of it.

The Great Beauty - Rich lady's apartment where everything is expensive, but there is little of it.

I know The Great Beauty (2013) is supposed to be a really good movie, but.........  I didn't enjoy it.  

However, I do like this tile floor.  The pattern is the right balance of geometric and floral.  The tiles themselves have slight color disparities, meaning they are either old or a vintage style.  There is a dark band around the base of the walls, which frames the pattern and highlights the scale of the room.

Let's downsize!

There is something about Resource Furniture's collection of space saving furniture and murphy beds they makes me want to live in a shoe box. 

The 5th Element.  Production Designer: Dan Weil

The 5th Element.  Production Designer: Dan Weil

I can't help but be reminded of Bruce Willis's apartment in The 5th Element, where everything was hyper-space-saving.  

Resource Furniture has managed to create a line of furniture that is so attractive and functional, that it makes one dream of downsizing.  Of getting a studio in the big city and keeping life simple.   

Caveat:  The furniture is sooooooooo expensive (no surprise there). 

Minor caveat: The murphy beds look so slim that you couldn't fold up a blanket in there.  You would have to keep a basket near by where you put blankets and pillows while the bed was stowed.  This probably isn't a big deal for some people, but for others, it brings the whole thing a-tumblin' down.