Today, Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are (1963), died at age 83 in Connecticut due to complications from a stroke. Although for some reason I did not have his books growing up, I read them over and over to my own boys. I always savored the illustrations in this one, and really enjoyed the silliness of Into the Night Kitchen (1970). I put together a few decorating ideas inspired by these wonderfully creative tales. RIP Maurice Sendak, storyteller.
. . . That very night in Max’s room a forest grew
Makelike Lush Wallpaper, $200/roll at Walnut Wallpaper.
Shag Rug, $99—$299 at Urban Outfitters.
Kikkerland Glowing Moon Clock, $36 at Fred Flare.
Sierra Bed, $1399—$1599 at Crate & Barrel.
* * *
. . . and in and out of weeks
and almost over a year
to where the wild things are.
Onda Wallpaper, $100/sheet at Flavor Paper.
Rocking Sailboat, now $29.99 at West Elm.
Small Wire Pendant. $99 at West Elm.
* * *
. . . “And now,” cried Max, “let the wild rumpus start!”
Marrakech Swing Chair, $199 at Urban Outfitters.
Mongolian Lamb Pillow Covers, Oregano $39.99 & Amethyst, $54 at West Elm.
* * *
. . . and into the night of his very own room
where he found his supper waiting for him
Max Doll, now $20 at Paisley Monkey.
Monster Dolls: Moishe, Bernard, & Sippi, $9.99—$13.49 at Amazon.
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I love the idea of doing an inspiration board based on a children’s book: especially one as evocative as “Where the Wild Things Are”. Great idea!