Office

Woman in Gold

I just watched Woman In Gold, and loved it (recommend! recommend! recommend!).  It stars Helen Mirren as an Austrian woman who sues the Austrian government for return of a Klimt painting, stolen by the Nazis.  

The flashbacks scenes are stocked with gorgeous things, filling out the world of a family that would actually be commissioning Klimts.  So stunning!

Two sets caught my eye.  First there was this elegant rope banister/railing/whatever-you-call-it-when-it-is-rope with lion head hardware. Why don't we see this style more?  I guess it is hard to clean, and could turn nautical very quickly.

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Then there is this amazing office! 

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All the way back in 2013, I wrote about the Mary McDonald lamp in Mindy's office, on The Mindy Project.  I have since spent three years watching and enjoying this show, and only now am noticing that HER DESK HAS A FRONT FACING SHELF!  You gotta keep it styled, but Mindy does it just right.

The Mindy Project: Season 1

The Mindy Project: Season 1

The Mindy Project: Season 3, Episode 10 - The office of a girly-girl, keeping it profesh

The Mindy Project: Season 3, Episode 10 - The office of a girly-girl, keeping it profesh

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.