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The Bedrooms of Great Writers

Let’s be honest: To some degree, we’re all voyeurs.

Admit it. If you knew J.K. Rowling lived down the street from you, wouldn’t you linger a little bit as you drove past her house–maybe just to catch a glimpse of her writing her next novel in her gold-laced hammock held up by diamond-crusted ropes?

Take it a step further. What if you could see into the bedrooms of your favorite authors? That’s kind of weird, I know. But since Apartment Therapy has already done all the hard work, you don’t have to be a creepy stalker! Check this out.

Virginia Woolf

Classy bedroom. Lots of books. A fireplace. Love the hardwood. Honestly, this doesn’t look much like a bedroom. Looks more like a sitting room. But what would you expect from Woolf, who wrote novels that didn’t really look like novels?

Ernest Hemingway

Honestly, I didn’t expect this from Hemingway. I’m a little disappointed. The headboard and furnishing seems a little….dainty. I thought Hemingway’s bedroom might include mounted deer heads, a gun rack, and maybe a home brewing kit.

Victor Hugo

Good Lord, Hugo. That’s ugly dude. It looks like someone puked Elmo all over the walls. And is that carpet on the walls or is it some type of textured wallpaper? If I lingered in this bedroom for more than 5 minutes, I think I would have a seizure.

William Faulkner

This looks like my bedroom in college. Was Will that hard up for, like, a real light? A bookshelf? Some wall art? According to Apartment Therapy, that’s an outline of Faulkner’s novel, The Fable, on his wall.

Emily Dickinson

Love it. I can see her writing poetry in here, can’t you? Classic furniture. Looks like a nice view. This is relaxing.

To see the bedrooms of 10 other famous writers, visit the Apartment Therapy site and check them out.

Which bedroom could you see yourself writing in?

(Images: Treasure Hunt, The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, Writers Houses, Museum 10, Apartment Therapy)

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16 Comments Post a comment
  1. Reblogged this on jurnalul esuat.

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    April 9, 2012
  2. Reblogged this on L'ombelico di Svesda and commented:
    To be honest I am not that curious to know what J.K. Rowling’s room looks like, but the one of William Faulkner seems to represent the projection of his intellectual struggle so vividly expressed in his obscure works, as if the room were the inner mirror of his mind and being

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    April 9, 2012
  3. “It looks like someone puked Elmo all over the walls” hahaha, I love it! Cool blog though, what an interesting idea! Geeze I hope my bedroom becomes a little…classier…than it currently is, if I were to ever become a published author.

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    April 9, 2012
    • Yep…just don’t use Hugo’s interior designer and you’ll be good.

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      April 9, 2012
  4. Surely Hemingway got his Mrs, or girlfriend, to sort out the bedroom – that simply doesn’t have his signature. Nicola http://aroundbritainnoplane.blogspot.com

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    April 9, 2012
    • Wonder how that happened. So disappointed in him!

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      April 9, 2012
  5. Quaint.

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    April 9, 2012
  6. Most of them are very nice. Victor Hugo’s room had too much of the colour red and William Faulkner’s is too spartan.

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    April 9, 2012
  7. Allie #

    Love your comments on what you thought of the bedrooms. (Especially Victor Hugo’s!) I think I could picture either Emily Dickenson’s or Mary Roach’s. None of the others would be restful/conducive to writing for me.

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    April 9, 2012
  8. Maybe that’s why I can’t get up the nerve to let myself write out loud yet. I need to vacuum my bedroom and get rid of the BowFlex clothes rack with my size 18 clothes stacked on it. In fact, it reminded me of something important to me and I will reblog and WRITE it.

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    April 9, 2012
  9. Reblogged this on Paperdollsgetcut's Blog.

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    April 9, 2012
  10. hahaha love the “Elmo” comment! In high school, I once painted my room such a hideous shade of pink that my dad said it looked like the Pink Power Ranger exploded. Looking back, I definitely agree with him. I have to say, Emily Dickinson’s room looks exactly as I picture it in my head, love Woolf’s room, and Faulkner’s room looks a little like he lived in some type of “home”.

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    April 12, 2012
  11. eklektike #

    I wish I had a bedroom like Emily Dickinson had. Or maybe Virginia Woolf? 🙂

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    April 12, 2012
  12. Reblogged this on Inkings and Inklings.

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    April 14, 2012
  13. Me gustaría saber donde puedo encontrar el Essiac o los Ingrediants.También la cantidad correcta de usar.
    Oh, yo realmente envidio la forma en que temas posteriores, como me gustaría poder escribir como el `-;. ~ *

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    April 19, 2012

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