Paneling

Design Utopia

Utopia, a British Television show, is one of the most well designed programs I have seen in a long time.  Every set is striking, with particular attention paid to color and geometry.  It is hard to pick just one room to show you, but I did.  

This is the meeting room of a shadowy organization with nefarious intentions. The walls are bonkers. 

Wood Paneling

Sleeping Beauty (2011) - A mysteriously high-end brothel bedroom

Sleeping Beauty (2011) - A mysteriously high-end brothel bedroom

GROSS!!!

GROSS!!!

I watched Sleeping Beauty (2011) over the weekend and enjoyed it, although it is pretty provocative, so I'm not recommending it.  Although, look how gorgeous that wood paneling is.  

Wood paneling gets a bad rap because it is most closely associated with room from the 70's called "dens" or "rec rooms".  Yellow knotty pine is not the worst atrocity of the 70's, but people are still battling it.  

I think the reason the paneling in Sleeping Beauty works is because it is neither yellow (it is more of a walnut color) and does not have knots (just a lovely grain).  As long as you stay away from those two things, there is a lot of wiggle room.  

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