Life & FamilyJanuary 31, 2013

Downton. I Caved.

I am so very late to the Downton Abbey train, but man am I glad I decided to climb aboard! I am only on season 2 episode 4 so don’t spoil anything for me, but I am 100% HOOKED. I should have listened to all of you sooner! I can’t get enough of the Dowager Countess or Matthew and Lady Mary (or Carsom- sucha crush on Carson!) The decor and costumes make the storyline all the more engaging- even the opening credits are stunning! It so sets the tone for the show and there are such fabulous little vignettes in it. Look here…. (and expect many more Downton posts!)


Get the look with Farrow & Ball’s Arsenic paint and LS Fabrics Orro damask fabric.


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Frame a window with solid green silk drapes like these from Overstock and beaded trim like this one from LS Fabrics.



Mix black and brass (always) using a campaign side table or this fireplace tool set.

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Set the table with gold rimmed china and cut crystal wine goblets.

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Crystal chandeliers EVERYWHERE. This and this.


This show is making me think I need to add more traditional English elements to my home! Dman you, Crawley’s!

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