Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Room by Book Marina

Room by Book is feature done by yours truly where I put together collages of rooms/furniture that fit the book. All credits are below the picture.

Castilian Octagonal Center Table b Hekman
San Antonio's Siamese Twins, Daisy and Violet Hilton (1920-1935) from The New York Public Library Digital Gallery
Corbel Bookend from Restoration Hardware
Cotton Lawn Fabric - Robert Kaufman London Calling Collection Paisley Print from Guthrie&Ghani
Marina (Book Cover) by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Marina was a gothic tale set in Spain in the 1980s and well the setting was just splendid. The table reminds me of Oscar's school which is a castle up on a hill overlooking Barcelona. He soon meets Marina whose father German was a famous painter. They live in a mansion but are desperately poor and German holds onto his glory days in the 1950s and 1960s. The Siamese Twins poster would be a vintage poster from just prior to his own prime. The paisley curtains would hang eerily in their ballroom that has pictures of Marina's (dead) mother. German's daughter Marina does not go to school but rather knows all she does from their library; from where the bookends look rather dusty and debilitated. This book made for a wonderful Room by Book having a gorgeous setting.


  1. Oooh what an interesting feature! How neat! I haven't read the book, but I love how I can get a little glimpse of what the books like by the items you feature and why you included them. :)

    1. This is probably one of my favorite features too. This way I can spend time looking at interior design and pondering how it plays a role in the book. It is my mini anthropology excursion. Some books I don't love, but have really cool furniture and this how I can express my love for them.

      Amelia @ YA Bookologists