WITH DESIGN museums and historic homes banned, these streaming series, premiered or returning in the next month, are a satisfactory replacement for decorated addicts.
(Season 1, December 25, Netflix)
This lavish new series by executive producer Shonda Rhimes follows the cream of British society as they cross the ballrooms and gardens of London in 1815. Diverse casting and adaptation to Regency style bring this salon drama into the 21st century. “It was all about creating a clean, fresh, vibrant world that modern audiences can connect with,” said production designer Will Hughes-Jones. For the old Bridgerton family, this meant a refined palette of blue, white and champagne, inspired by the then newly popular Wedgwood porcelain. The bedroom at the top-of-the-line Featheringtons house, by comparison, illustrates their flash of new money: a gilded-framed mirror, damask on almost every surface, and acid-yellow and bright pink favors favored by the family, part of an “enhanced depiction period. “
(Season 2, January 8, Apple TV +)
Most of the first season of this wondrous strange play, which introduced poet Emily Dickinson (Hailee Steinfeld) as an angry, stupid teenager, took place in her parents ’1860 New England home. This season he is moving to the new estate of Emily’s brother Austin (Adrian Enscoe) and his wife Sue (Ella Hunt). “It’s more of a Victorian Italian villa and it’s a lot nicer,” said production designer Neil Patel. Reflecting Sue’s aspirations, the salon is decorated in royal blue, greenery and gold, with a blend of school on the Hudson River and Old World art hung in the salon and an exhibition armchair. Mr Patel said: “The design is geared towards the most current European styles of the time.”
(Season 2, January 25, TNT)
In this post-apocalyptic series with an exaggerated assumption – passengers are stuck in a train that runs endlessly through the icy dystopia of the world – the whole action takes place in 14 x 40 meter wagons containing many styles and periods. The first-class residential car (pictured), home to homicide detective Andre Layton (Daveed Diggs), was previously home to an elderly international architect, said production designer Stephen Geaghan. “His best days were the 50’s and 60’s when he made money.” Hence the homage to mid-20th century design: Marcel Breuer Wassily chairs, a sculptural circular fireplace and a joking rug.
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