The Darlings love color! You see a great deal of red throughout the interiors in the Mansion, just like these grand overscaled wingback chairs in the library/study. Shaking hands over an agreement not to share family secrets, the family chauffeur and New York Times reporter shake hands over a walnut trestle table surrounded by leather chairs with a simple, modern line. The room is wrapped in book shelves, and modern art and lighting give the room a youthful, contemporary look - while fitting in perfectly with the traditional architecture.
Same room, looking into the other rooms of the home - this time the table styled with coffee table books and glass decorative objects. Note the corner of the modern line club chair in the left corner, and the round cocktail table to the right. One of the great things about the set of Dirty, Sexy, Money is the changes you see in the set in each episode.
A better view of the fabric on the dueling sofas. A little Charlotte Moss influence with the furniture layout, the rooms have no shortage of furniture. Each room has multiple seating arrangements and something beautiful to admire in every corner.
Here, with the furniture removed for the family photoshoot (with lion's none-the-less), you can see the gorgeous fireplace and the patterned rug otherwise unseen throughout the show. As I said before, this decor is a study in the pairing of pattern and color - brilliantly executed. The living room opens onto the sitting room:
Furnished more simply, the sitting room is still decorated with purpose and style. Two sofas, one backless, and two club chairs with multiple tables for drinks give a nice reprieve to the chair filled living room.
A view of the arrangement from the side looking into the dining room. Much less color in the sitting room than in the rest of the house - but I think that's because it opens onto the foyer which has that amazing staircase!
And taken from the staircase toward the sitting room and enfilade hallways - you get an idea of how truly large these rooms are. Given that most apartments in Manhattan are smaller than one room in this "house", you can definitely feel the wealth. And if the size wasn't enough - take a look at the maids found in almost every frame:
Trip, the patriarch, behind the desk of his home office - painted red. So old-money, don't you think?
And to keep that modern, contemporary flair throughout the house - the rug here, is patterned and modern. Far different than the tabriz or oriental you'd expect, right?
The master bedroom - elegantly appointed with a four poster bed and two separate seating areas and an office. This room, beyond all others is definitely the most traditional of the rooms we see throughout the series.
One of the most beautiful rooms though, is the bedroom we see only once, in the family's home in Italy:
If I don't stop somewhere this post will continue to go on and on and on and ... you get the point. So for now, that's where we'll call it a day. I hope you enjoyed the photos - and for those of you who've missed my voice here on the blog, thanks for giving me a reason to write again!