The Crown: Shout Outs

I completed the full season of The Crown and got pretty sucked in towards the end.  There are gorgeous manors and castles and palaces throughout, so here is just a hodgepodge of things that stood out to me.  

The sofa fabric in Clarence House is lovely.  I can now see why this style of furniture was once considered high class, before it's descent into 90's Country Style.

These lamp posts are exquisite.

Best two minutes in the whole show is when Elizabeth goes to her underground fashion lair for a dress parade. 

If I dig deep down, I can honestly say I might murder someone for this wallpaper.  

Lucky for me, two weeks ago Town & Country Magazine posted and image of Aerin Lauder's office on Instagram, with a wallpaper credit, which lead me down a Google rabbit hole until I discovered Lee Jofa's Beaujeu Wp Multi.  It is the wallpaper of my dreams. 

Mozart in Venice


Mozart in the Jungle, one of my favorite shows, is back, and the season kicks off in Venice with one of my favorite rooms!

Mozart in the Jungle: Season 3, Episode 1 - The home of La Fiamma!

Mozart in the Jungle: Season 3, Episode 1 - The home of La Fiamma!

Stripes on top and white marble on the bottom!  Yes please!  Notice how the stripes are made from fabric, instead of paper, with upholstery ribbon around the edges.  And even the door to the kitcen is upholstered to complete the perfection.  

Also, shout out to this opera house where each seat is an armchair.  

This is Too Young

I don't typically comment on fashion, but what the hell is going on with this look?!  

Younger: Season 2, Episode 9 - Understated office fashion....................NOT!

Younger: Season 2, Episode 9 - Understated office fashion....................NOT!

Liza is a woman in her 40's who is pretending to be in her 20's to work an entry-level job in publishing.  I get that she needs to embrace millennial fashion, but this is a horse of a different color. 

The Crown

I watched the first episode of The Crown, on Netflix, and enjoyed it, but if you have to pick one drama about a young girl being unexpectedly elevated to Queen of England, watch Victoria.  

Or maybe I am just biased because the entryway at Buckingham Palace was hideous.

This is a gross mix of colored marble and hotel carpeting.  

At least we got to see the most lux operating room of all time:

WikiLeaks, and unexpected Newel Post

Wasn't expecting to post anything from the documentary We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013), but inspiration can be found in mysterious places.  Notice, over this warmonger's shoulder, the outlandishly ornate newel post (I lightened up the image so you can get a better look).  

A newel post is the piece at the end of a staircase.  They don't have to be fancy but this one is over the top.  It looks like it is brass and would have felt more at home on an early steam engine.  

We Need To Talk About This Kitchen

We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011) - Home of a woman, doing her best

We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011) - Home of a woman, doing her best

This is a kitchen in a large suburban home that has been lived in by a family with two kids for roughly eight years.  Notice anything strange?


There are no appliances, no pitchers, no knife block (which I personally hate because there is always a knife block), etc.  You can see from this other angle that the cabinets are barely full, with some of the shelves completely empty.  

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) is a dark and intimate film.  The filmmaker was clearly detail oriented, which makes me think that this barren kitchen was a choice, but I can't figure out why?  Totally distracting in an otherwise exceptional(ly terrifying) film. 

American Horror Story: Window

If you know me, you know that I am always checking out people's windows.  I can't pass a window without objectifying it.  And the window in the new American Horror Story: Roanoke (Season 6) farmhouse is particularly eye-catching .  

After watching the first episode, I was convinced that the window was flipped (in a spooky way) when looking at if from the interior:

But then in episode two I was able to grab his shot, so the upside down one must be somewhere else in the house.  Haven't gotten my bearings in this set yet.