The Wizard Of Oz
The Emerald City is brought to life in all of its Technicolor glory on this wall mural in Laguna Beach. The carpet completes the look with an emblazoned yellow brick road that leads right to the city. Instead of the wizard, the room even has the Tin Man hidden behind the curtain! The archway is painted as a rainbow, completing the theme and assuring your guests they aren’t in Kansas anymore.
This Santa Fe Batcave is perfect for fans of the Dark Knight. You can sit back and watch any of the Batman movies under bat-emblazoned lights, and the walls and water-painted ceiling will make you feel like you’re in a real cave!
If you like a more refined look, this Batcave home theater is more reminiscent of the Wayne Manor. Creepy ornate gargoyles stand guard over shelves of leather-bound books. The hanging chandeliers add an elegance to the room that contrasts the bat suit standing ready in the alcove.
This house belonged to the late Dick Clark, and it’sback on the market. The architecture of the house looks like it was taken from straight out of Bedrock, and the long-leafed plants out front help to make the yard look prehistoric. And it’s not just one room – the entire house looks like it was carved from one big rock, down to the overhanging roof. The furniture that’s not carved from the walls has a natural feel – a glass coffee table, wicker kitchen chairs, and neutral colors everywhere. Most notable is the kitchen area: the imperfect circle windows are just like the ones in Wilma’s kitchen, and the cabinets are all carved into the “rock!” Whoever owns this house is sure to have a yabba dabba doo time!
Not only is the bedroom Superman-themed, but there’s an actual Christopher Reeve statue hanging out in the corner! The room is decorated with Superman’s signature red and blue, with a wiry circle above the bed to represent the city he so often saves, Metropolis. There’s even a phone booth toward the back of the room, which is open in case you need to make a quick switch from Clark Kent to the Man of Steel!
Gone With The Wind
lthough Tara plantation brought a lot of money troubles and heartache to Scarlet in Gone With the Wind, it was a beautiful home. Philanthropists John and Donna Crean used Tara as inspiration for their Newport Beach home that looks like it was plucked straight out of Georgia. The home has the wide antebellum porch and two-story Roman pillars of a pre-Civil War “Big House.” Inside, the building is just as decadent as it would be in the 18th Century, with a dual staircase in the entry, imported chandeliers, and two guest wings.
This house had a small, Dursley-ish nook under its stairs, and the owners did not squander the opportunity. Marked “Harry Potter’s closet,” the door even has a white grate on it exactly like in the movie – all the better to close in your face, Harry! The door then opens into a miniature Gryffindor common room, with red walls and a “Welcome to Gryffindor” sticker on the wall. Inside, the owners keep their copies of all seven Harry Potter books, as well as some comfortable pillows to read on. Somehow this house turned Harry’s room under the stairs into a space we would actually want to spend some time in.
This Peter Pan-inspired bedroom has the best of Neverland and London. The closet is a replica of Big Ben that Peter and the Darlings fly past on the way to Neverland, and on the far wall is a mural of another pirate ship. But the best part by far? The bed. Modeled after Captain Hook’s ship, The Jolly Roger, this ship is also a bed and even comes with a cannon! (Cannon balls sold separately). The mast makes a perfect screen to project the Peter Pan movie, which is perfect for a Lost Girl or Boy to fall asleep to.
HGTV designer David Bromstad gave this room a Twilight makeover! Since the movie takes place in the Olympic Peninsula, the room is heavily influenced by the forest scenery. The room actually comes out better than one would expect; a more neutral and chic version of the black, red, and white book covers. The painting of an apple on the wall is an homage to the Twilight book cover but in a more soothing green, and way the wood is incorporated into the wall is a great aesthetic. Sure, the stuffed squirrel sitting on the couch and the fake deer heads mounted over the TV are creepy, but what did you expect? At least there’s no fake blood on the upholstery.
This bedroom will put you right inside the world of a toy. The Buzz Lightyear spaceship bedding and cloud wallpaper are the same ones Andy has in his own room. The bed is built entirely with toys, from a bed frame constructed of Andy’s Tinker toys to the domino stairs being held up by blocks. If you don’t feel like going down the stairs, you can slide down in the Slinky Dog! In the corner are a larger-than-life Mr. Potato and Hamm the piggy bank, ready to be used in whatever adventures your imagination has in store. The headboard and paneling are extra big to make any kid feel as small as a real toy – the only thing to do now is wait for the other toys to come to life…
This magical carriage bed is perfect for a young Cinderella. It doesn&rsquo;t turn into a pumpkin at midnight, but this is a bed where a kid can dream of going to the ball and meeting a prince. When they wake up they can even recreate going to the dance, since the bedroom closet and wall are decorated to look like a castle. Even the ceiling is painted to reflect the royal decor. With mice acting as footmen, the fairy tale is parked right in the bedroom. Evil step-sisters are not included.