Wall painting

Ar Go to the kitchen

I remedied an embarrassing blind spot last night; I watched Argo.  It's a great movie, duh, but what caught my eye was the print of this wall paper.  It feels like you are caught in a weed patch in the best way.  It's fun and springy without leaning too far into florals. 

Argo (2012) - Kitchen in the home of the Canadian ambasador to Iran

Argo (2012) - Kitchen in the home of the Canadian ambasador to Iran

Laura Ashley "Spring Bloom"

Laura Ashley "Spring Bloom"

I did a deep internet search for reasonably priced sheets that look like this wallpaper so I could go to sleep in a garden, but came up with zilch.  There were some good duvets, but not sheets.  The best I could do were some Laura Ashley sheets that weren't too 90s, but they don't really scratch the itch.

Elementary, my dears

I want to be up front with you, so my first confession is that I watch a lot of television (and Hillary will read this and nod her head in agreement).   Just accept this so we can still be friends. 

----Now read this bit like it is the closing argument in a courtroom drama:

Therefore, in conclusion, I will be noticing elements in set design, and henceforth share them with you in a series that has been dubbed "As Seen on..."

(I considered calling it "As Scene on..." but I immediately lost respect for myself)

To begin, I present you with a still from the show Elementary (season 1, episode 13).

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I am over the moon about the paint job in this hallway.  Both tones are neutral so the large scale pattern isn't overwhelming.   But the most interesting element is that the pattern tilts slightly upwards--not enough that it is obvious, but just enough that the hallway feels disconcerting.  Look at where the paint meets the ceiling and you can see how the pattern runs into it.  What an interesting way of making a really architecturally boring hallway into a dynamic space.

I rest my case.