wallpaper

High-Rise Trailer

If you pay close attention to the High-Rise trailer, you will see a flash of the Graham & Brown wallpaper that can be see in Mad Men, Castle, 2 Broke Girls, etc. 

When it is used in Mad Men, it is clearly meant to be 1960's, but in High-Rise it seems to be 1970's.  So versatile. 

Update: August 2016 - This fill is atrocious.  Do not be seduced by the wallpaper.  I should really just delete this post on the off chance it leads someone to watch the film, inexplicably lose their mind like a hedonist on an upper floor of the high rise, and murder me.  

Take me to the palace!

I am really digging the tiled/wallpapered accent panels featured in the show, Tyrant.  

Tyrant: Season 1 - Bedroom of a psychotic dictator

Tyrant: Season 1 - Bedroom of a psychotic dictator

Tyrant: Season 1 - Bedroom of the brother of a psychotic dictator, who thinks he can make a difference (spoiler alert: that country is effed)

Tyrant: Season 1 - Bedroom of the brother of a psychotic dictator, who thinks he can make a difference (spoiler alert: that country is effed)

Tyrant: Season 1 - Office of the brother of a psychotic dictator.

Tyrant: Season 1 - Office of the brother of a psychotic dictator.

And the pièce de résistance: The office of a psychotic dictator.  

It's good to be king.

Match the drapes, to the walls, to the pillows, to the...

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Chinoiserie Chic wrote an article about the Manhattan home of fashion designer Elizabeth McKay.  

Her daughter's room jumped out at me because there is a green herringbone pattern (which I like) applied to the walls, windows, bed, shelves.....and who knows what else.  It's hard to get a sense of the room overall. 

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Matching fabric and wallpaper has always felt very Baroque to me, like these bedrooms from Versailles:

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or 60's/70's: 

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I am totally ready to see more matchy-matchy in this decade.  Bring it on. 

The Wallpaper of (the original) Oldboy

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I have been planning on writing a post about the wallpaper in Oldboy (2003) for quite some time, but have been spurred to action because of the news that Spike Lee is making an American version.

Oldboy is a totally bananas Korean revenge film with very calculated production design by Seong-hie Ryu.  The main character exists in a smothering, confusing world of decay.  He moves from set to set, each with it's own excruciating kaleidoscope of colors and patterns.  

 

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All of these sets are in stark contrast to the home of the villain.  He lives in a symmetrical, modern penthouse with iridescence green ponds and bachelor pad contraptions.  

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