living in: true grit


It doesn’t take much to persuade me to emulate the Coen Brothers’ 2010 remake of True Grit. Mattie Ross is the most nerve-y, whip-smart, unconsciously stylish heroine I’ve seen on the big screen in ages, and I’d almost give up my cozy, heated bedroom to follow in her footsteps. When you add her partner in crime, Jeff Bridges, it’s enough to make any girl want to saddle up. — Amy Merrick

1. Top Shop Tweed Coat, $170; 2. Grether’s Pastilles, $13; 3. Rag and Bone Fedora, $150; 4. Handmade Shoebrush Set, $47; 5. Pewter Cup, $32; 6. Sausage Tape, $4; 7. Antique Island Cabinet, $4995; 8. Vintage Basket, $135; 9. Beeswax Tapers, $6

The next roundup and set up stills continues after the jump…

Life on the road while hunting for your father’s killer doesn’t have to be as miserable as it sounds. Warm, snugly blankets, an old-school bedroll, saddle bags and solid boots — you could also just skip the manhunt and go to a cabin for the weekend. I vote for option number two.

1. Merino Throw, $108; 2. Coleman Flask, $17; 3. Leather Saddle Bag, $135; 4. Antique Richards Conversion Gun; 5. Canvas Bed Roll, $203; 6. Enamel Coffee Pot, $21; 7. Horseshoe Ring, $255; 8. Antique Brass Candlesticks, $275; 9. Horsehead Bottle Opener, $16; 10. Steve Madden Boots, $100

  1. I loved this movie! Great living in post!

  2. Becca says:

    Yay have been looking out for this one for a while! I Adore the bedroom that she stays in – would love to find a source for a similar wallpaper. Let me know if anyone has tips.

  3. nina says:

    brilliant. great movie. love your living in column

  4. jeni says:

    haha, i feel bad. i was totally expecting the john wayne version, which my boyfriend’s dad made me watch after hearing that we watched the new one. =P thankfully, that style’s pretty eternal.

  5. Bobbie says:

    Wonderful movie!! I would like to even see it again..great post! :)

  6. Wonderful choice! This movie was so incredible, and I can’t wait to see it again. I recently saw Melancholia, and I would be thrilled if it graced the “Living In” column one of these days. Every detail was so visually stimulating from the house and props to the clothes, not to mention the awesome special effects. Love this column!

  7. what great inspiration, i will have to see the movie now…

  8. Monica says:

    Loved her belted trenchcoat in this movie! And, of course, the rest of the movie. ;) That coffee pot is too cute.

  9. stacy says:

    Oh Yes Please!!! I take a spool bed with a heirloom quilt any day of the week!

  10. 9 and 10… I wish I didn’t have a PBR budget. Wonderful picks!

  11. Paula PM says:

    Sausage tape. Ha ha ha ha.

  12. Aussie Sheila says:

    Have to say I find the inclusion of a gun somewhat disconcerting and highly inappropriate in a design blog despite the Western theme.

  13. Heather says:

    I’d saddle up for Jeff Bridges! Delightful film choice – I didn’t think you could beat “Downtown Abbey” but this is just as delightful in s different frontier-type way.

  14. I like this way of post.Congratulations.

  15. jasmine says:

    love this movie. love the book even more.


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