The second season of The Carrie Diaries starts out with Carrie apartment siting for her fabulous boss in the great city of Manhattan. She lives like a complete slob and fails to notice the most amazing couch ever upholstered in an 80's-does-chinoiserie fabric.
The Carrie Diaries
Of course the office set for Larissa, the head style editor of Interview Magazine on The Carrie Diaries, would have fabulous wallpaper. The moment I saw it I just knew I had seen it before. That green is magic.
And I was right! The wall paper is called Davidia by Osborne & Little.
I decided to keep traveling down the worm hole by googling Davidia.
It turns out the Davidia, a.k.a. The Handkerchief Tree, is native to China. It now can be found in posh gardens thanks to Ernest Wilson, who went on an adventure to find the one known specimen in 1899. He sent seeds back to England, blah blah blah, stuff stuff stuff, and in conclusion, I will one day have a powder room covered in this wall paper. Thanks Ernie!
While watching Elementary 1x08 (have I not mentioned how much like this show) the crime cracking duo of Holmes and Watson go somewhere to learn something. What I learned was that the place they went had amazing copper doors.
I mean, look at those suckers! They are gorgeous! Have you ever seen such beautiful doors?!
And then, low and behold, HERE THEY ARE AGAIN!
This time it's the 80's and they open up to the glamorous offices of Interview Magazine in The Carrie Diaries (Season 1, Episode 7.....and yes I watch that show).
Mad props for to whoever is the location scout on these projects because I would happily live the rest of my life in the presence of those doors. Keep your eyes out folks because these doors are going places.