Monday, January 24, 2011

interior inspiration : the king's speech

 i hope you all had lovely weekends. i went to go and see the king's speech. if you are thinking about it, go! if you've seen it already then you know that its not only a wonderful movie, but ahhh the sets. the sets are amazing. I was captivated by the use of color and texture running through most every scene in this film. 

the sets were designed by Eve Stewart and she has done a simply spectacular job. 
the above photos of logue's office has the stunning monet like watercolor treatment on the walls. its sparely set with just a few beautiful old rugs and a leggy needlepointed baroque couch with gold trim. it reminds me of a toasthome set. 

i wish i could find photos for everything i loved, but i guess youll have to take my word for it and just go see the movie. 

in addition to these photographs here i was mesmerized by a large club chair in lionel's office. its got that classic men's club shape but is covered in a grey and black watercolor type fabric with texture galore. 
you can just see it in the back right of this photo!

I also love the scene of the logue's family living room. you believe that it is of the moment (early 1940's) and yet it has distinctly modern feel. the entire room is done in tones of Blue -damask wall paper, large tufted sofas- carpet. its spell binding and looks like it walked off the pages of elle decor. 

i could go on, a scene filled entirely of black and white patterns as the king walks up the church aisle, the textile filled room where he delivers his first wartime speech, the scottish castle filled with plaids- but instead i insist that you simply must see it all for yourself. 

1 comment:

  1. I also loved the club chair in Lionel's office and would love to have chairs in my den covered in a similar fabric/pattern. Do you have any idea where I might find it, what it's called, how to look for it? I've been searching intermittently and there have been lots of articles about the King's Speech sets and furniture, but you're the first person I've seen who mentioned my favorite chair.