We love the Netflix series The Crown. It gives us a weekly fix of royals, and some great design inspiration, as well. The Los Angeles Times interviewed the production designer Martin Childs, who shared that the production was shot over eight months on 398 sets. This explains why the series is so popular with design fans. Here are some of the insider tips on The Crown style that might help you as you design your own palace.
Viewers often inquire about where they could find an item, and recently Childs was asked where to find a light box like Tony Armstrong-Jones has in his studio. “The more mundane the request, the more I feel people are noticing the detail and that’s pretty gratifying,” he said.
From floral slipcovered sofas to draperies and large floral sprays, the set is literally in bloom. “The palace floristry team is at work constantly and we have a one-woman equivalent in the form of the wonderful Helen Byrne,” Childs said.
The interiors reflect the difference between royals and non-royals, and in season one, Childs focused on showing postwar austerity. “For Season two, it’s the dawn of the more permissive ’60s. London doesn’t suddenly go all Austin Powers and Carnaby Street. The luxury of long-form TV is that you can introduce these things subtly, by stealth, leaving some of the world as it was in order to notice what it’s becoming,” he said.
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Every year an animal becomes the focal point for accessories and accents, and this year we’ve gone a little mystical. Unicorns are fun for a child’s bedroom, but they can also be sophisticated and chic, popping up in living rooms, master suites and home offices. Let them do some magic in your home. Here are three pieces of unicorn art that will make you feel out of this world.
A soft color palette makes a sophisticated statement in the master suite, helping you drift to sleep.
Dress up a living room and declare your love for the magical animal with framed unicorn art.
Graphic black and white unicorn art is whimsical and chic for a home office.
A rug sets the tone for a room, whether it’s through pattern, material or style, and the Magnolia Home Rugs collection offers the exquisite taste of Joanna Gaines to the mix with a rug for every décor. Here are three of her designs we think you’ll love.
Striking Black and White Rug
The Lotus Black Silver Rug is a perfect complement to modern design, with its striking use of contrast and its symmetrical use of pattern. Imagine it with a sleek white leather sofa, glass table and pair of ghost chairs.
A New Traditional Rug
Give a traditional room an updated twist with the Kivi Sand Sky Rug. The distressed finish gives the classic heirloom style an urban feel as well as a sense of dimension. It’s the perfect pairing to an industrial-inspired dining room table.
Finally, add some color and pattern to your family room with the Brushstroke Rug. The casual design offers a Southwest-inspired touch, and it would beautifully pair with an oversized leather sectional.
Color trends come and go, but turquoise home decor is here to stay. The beautiful shade of blue is calming, with a touch of the ocean breeze, but it also adds a pop of fun, waking up neutrals and taking center stage. If you’re color crushing, too, here are four turquoise home decor products that you’ll love to bring home:
Set a lovely table with swirls of floral and damask. The deep turquoise finish of this dinnerware set will make your food taste better.
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