Stoker....

Seeing as I fell in love with the wallpaper in Oldboy, I thought it would be easy to write about Stoker (2013).  It is the director's, Chan-wook Park's, first English language film.  And it was off to a good start.  I love the pops of color.

Red door!  Yellow umbrella!

What color is the dashing uncles room?  Blue!!!

But then it takes a turn.........Tell me these are not the ugliest bedrooms you have ever seen.  I love architectural salvage, but this is too much.

Stoker - Mother's bedroom (aka a set from the Blade Trilogy)

Stoker - Mother's bedroom (aka a set from the Blade Trilogy)

Stoker - Daughter's bedroom (aka jaundice)

Stoker - Daughter's bedroom (aka jaundice)

And the bedrooms are not the most offensive rooms in the house.....

The piano room could double as the lobby for a 90's boutique hotel.  It hits all the key notes (pun!): re-purposed Roman column, ornate corner chandelier, pooling curtains, etc.

But I have to hand it to the Set Decorator.  He or she managed to fill this room with plants, with out resorting to a fiddle leaf fig: