Outlander

The Star Chamber

Outlander: Season 2, Episode 7 - A room exclusively used for occult judgements

Outlander: Season 2, Episode 7 - A room exclusively used for occult judgements

If you follow this blog, then you know I have been picking up what Outlander has been laying down, but then they went and one-upped themselves, with this Star Chamber set.  This room is meant to exist somewhere in Versailles, accessible through a secret passageway.  

On top of being magical, the set also functions from a bird's-eye and ant's-eye view:

If you would like more detail about its construction, check out this Vulture article, where there are more pictures like this one:

France-lander

Outlander: Season 2, Episode 3 - a place to pass the time. 

Outlander: Season 2, Episode 3 - a place to pass the time. 

The second season of Outlander is set in France, and it has been a significant decor upgrade.  In season one, we were lucky when a room didn't have a dirt floor.  Now every set is lavish beyond compare.  

If you study this alternate angle, and pay closer attention to the books, they look like they are wallpaper.  See how everything is so perfectly flush.  I had assumed this was a real library, but now I think it is a built set.  And if that's the case, I am deeply impressed.  

In a later episode we follow Claire from the first library, into a second one.  This one feels "real" because the books are more haphazard on the shelf, and show more depth. 

Outlier Outlander Chair

Outlander: Season 1, Episode 16 - A Scottish monistary

Outlander: Season 1, Episode 16 - A Scottish monistary

This chair came out of nowhere in the season finale of Outlander.  The show is set in 1743 Scotland, during a war with the English, so it wasn't a time when craftsman were thinking up new gorgeous chairs.  But then, behold!

This chair seems to fit the room and the time period, but has such contemporary lines.  What makes it extra special is that it only has three legs.  Ingenious!