Masters of Sex

A Sexy Office for Masters

The first half of the second season of Masters of Sex have Masters and Johnson floating from hospital to hospital, unable to find a permanent place to conduct their sex study.  Then, all of a sudden, FLASH-FORWARD!  The show jumps a few years into the future, and we find our protagonists working in the sweetest office on on TV.

Even though they are still struggling financially, they have taken up residence in an unsavory part of town, thus can afford more square footage.  Masters is pretty vain, so it would make sense that he would spend his last nickle on cutting edge design.  

Behold:

Masters of Sex: Season 2, Episode 8 - A slick new office for the good (more like grouchy) doctor.

Masters of Sex: Season 2, Episode 8 - A slick new office for the good (more like grouchy) doctor.

As you can see, the office is shaped like a doughnut with offices surrounding a sunken waiting/reception area.   The decor masterfully combines glass, wood, stainless steel, black metal, brass, rich drapery and leather.

Aren't the door handles stunning?

Aren't the door handles stunning?

What I find most striking is how there is so much yellow beige, but it still looks clean and modern.  

For example, if the walls were shades of of blue, it would be so easily modern, but they achieved the same effect with variations on mustard.  Simply incredible.  

Masters of Sexy Wallpaper

Masters Of Sex - Season 1, Episode 3: Upstairs room in a 1950's whore house

Masters Of Sex - Season 1, Episode 3: Upstairs room in a 1950's whore house

I really appreciate the wallpaper choice in this brothel.  I like that they broke the wall up into two parts, the main wall and a thin upper section.  They chose a busy ornate pattern for the main wall, and a simple geometric patter for the upper band.  It works for me.  

Masters of Disguise

Masters of Sex: Season 1, Episode 2 - 1950's Sex-Doctor's swanky house.  

Masters of Sex: Season 1, Episode 2 - 1950's Sex-Doctor's swanky house.  

What's funny about this house?  

Did you notice that the books in the end table are stacked so their spines are hidden?  

I see this all the time in sets.  It is so much easier to turn a book around than disguise a title or get a confirmation from the publishing company that their book can be viable.  Real people don't display their books like this.