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!)

vlcsnap2011111901h00m26

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

100214
1104639

Screen Shot 2013-01-31 at 7.27.36 AM

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

63765f4f-bf74-4cf8-99a1-79ad14a8682f_600
1093845_1

downton_abbey_bells

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

Screen Shot 2013-01-31 at 8.11.31 AM
master_MA817

Screen shot 2011-11-07 at 15.05.59

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

Screen Shot 2013-01-31 at 8.01.11 AM
HCH33WM_mx

tumblr_ls9mmsA4aB1qznvc7o1_500

Crystal chandeliers EVERYWHERE. This and this.

HCH64VD_cx
HCH6ECU_cx

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

More Life & Family...

Thanks for subscribing.