Upholstery

The Crown: Shout Outs

I completed the full season of The Crown and got pretty sucked in towards the end.  There are gorgeous manors and castles and palaces throughout, so here is just a hodgepodge of things that stood out to me.  

The sofa fabric in Clarence House is lovely.  I can now see why this style of furniture was once considered high class, before it's descent into 90's Country Style.

These lamp posts are exquisite.

Best two minutes in the whole show is when Elizabeth goes to her underground fashion lair for a dress parade. 

If I dig deep down, I can honestly say I might murder someone for this wallpaper.  

Lucky for me, two weeks ago Town & Country Magazine posted and image of Aerin Lauder's office on Instagram, with a wallpaper credit, which lead me down a Google rabbit hole until I discovered Lee Jofa's Beaujeu Wp Multi.  It is the wallpaper of my dreams. 

Mozart in Venice

 

Mozart in the Jungle, one of my favorite shows, is back, and the season kicks off in Venice with one of my favorite rooms!

Mozart in the Jungle: Season 3, Episode 1 - The home of La Fiamma!

Mozart in the Jungle: Season 3, Episode 1 - The home of La Fiamma!

Stripes on top and white marble on the bottom!  Yes please!  Notice how the stripes are made from fabric, instead of paper, with upholstery ribbon around the edges.  And even the door to the kitcen is upholstered to complete the perfection.  

Also, shout out to this opera house where each seat is an armchair.  

The Queen of Beds

The Queen of Versailles - A "new money" master bedroom.

The Queen of Versailles - A "new money" master bedroom.

I highly recommend the documentary, The Queen of Versailles.  It is about a rags to riches family who made a killing in the timeshare business, and then lost it all when the market crashed in 2008.  

The matriarch has predictably horrendous taste, but she does have a thing for curved upholstered bed-frames, which are a weakness of mine.

The Queen of Versailles - The punk-rock niece must feel like she is selling out in that princess bed.

The Queen of Versailles - The punk-rock niece must feel like she is selling out in that princess bed.

Come to bed, Madame Secretary

Madame Secretary: Season 1, Episode 1 - The Boudoir

Madame Secretary: Season 1, Episode 1 - The Boudoir

Last night I watched the first episode of Madame Secretary, and I think it is off to a strong start.  It's House of Cards meets Scandal, but with just enough Homeland that I might learn something.  

But plot points aside, the best moment was when we got a glimpse of this over-sized upholstered headboard.  The style of this piece would typically not draw me in, but the scale makes it all better.  

Stanley Furniture " Palais Upholstered Bed "

Stanley Furniture "Palais Upholstered Bed"

UPDATE (Sept 12, 2015):  

This short post has turned out to be one of the most popular posts on the site because people really respond to this bed when they watch the show, so I have done some googling, and located the bed (or at least a version so similar that it will do).