Monday, January 18, 2016
Decoratiing With Edward Gorey
One such home was featured in the December 29, 2015 issue of Philadelphia Magazine. The new owners of a three story Victorian era rowhouse in the Fairmount neighborhood enjoy every formal meal with the family from Edward Gorey's The Doubtful Guest. You can view other photos of the renovated home HERE.
My own dining room also has Gorey images on the walls as part of a larger collection of images from classic children's stories that Bill and I enjoy. After painting our walls a rather uncompromising shade of mustard yellow, Bill go to work adding images around the room. Benevolently residing over the arch on one side of the room is a classic Gorey cat.
On the opposite end of the room, Little Zooks is perpetually being used as a projectile over a window.
Another way to decorate with Edward Gorey would be to find a room that used the Dracula Damask wall paper which was produced by Kirk-Brummell in the late 70's/early 80's. While pieces of the wall paper are in collections (like the one shown from my collection), I have yet to discover a room that was papered in this distinctive covering.