When it comes to décor inspiration, we can certainly take a few pointers from the TV shows we watch. So many popular dramas incorporate signature styles that leave us with serious interior design envy. Taking influence from three of our favourite programmes, we show you how to add a dose of TV drama to your home.
With Downton Abbey gracing our TV screens again, we thought it was only right to include this one on the list. The show is brimming with sumptuous furniture we can’t help but lust over. Set in post-Edwardian times, the series paints a vivid portrait of the Edwardian's elegant etiquette and good taste.
The Downton Abbey style is characterised by elaborate detailing, rich, saturated colours and weathered wood. To create this theme, go for a luxurious looking bed which features intricate metal work that’s reminiscent of the period. For a sprinkle of Englishness, accompany this with a solid oak chest such as the Bevon Chest. Complete the look with a traditional floral rug such as the Red Gracie.
Welcome to the swinging sixties. It’s the era when smoking cigarettes around-the-clock was the norm, TV adverts took off and key political events started to shape society. As well as encompassing all of the above, Madmen epitomises that golden age when perishable goods were thought to be the answer to a better life.
With plush Scandinavian interior ruling the period, Madmen perfectly reflects the current appeal for mid-century modern furniture. An eclectic mix of statement furniture, vibrant colours and geometric shapes take centre stage in Don Draper’s home and office.
For a bedroom like Don and Betty’s, go for a show-stopping bed frame such as the duck egg blue Isabella Fabric Bed. Its piercing colour and large, curved headboard is sure to command presence. A small dose of geometric pattern will make an interesting focal point without causing a stir – this Terracotta Marrakesh Rug is the perfect furnishing for the job. Complete the look with some retro-inspired storage, made from solid white oak.
Set in a modern, gritty vision of London, Sherlock Holmes takes us to a world of nonconformity, trickery and devious crime. These cryptic scenes are perfectly echoed in Sherlock and Watson’s flat, which incorporates a brooding colour palette of oxblood reds, absinthe green, blacks and dark browns. Used as a live/work space, Sherlock and Watson’s flat is a curiously, wonderful mess of modern vs traditional – all in quintessentially British taste of course.
For a Sherlock Holmes inspired look, opt for contemporary furniture with a dark, sophisticated twist. This Black Tarvos bed frame is the perfect replica bed for Sherlock’s (you can find a similar one on display in the Sherlock Holmes Museum). Matte black drawers will add a smart and sophisticated touch. Inject a dose of Sherlock’s intellectuality into your theme with this geometrical, Vintage Rug.
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