Thursday, October 31, 2013

Set Design: American Horror Story. Murder House.

One of our Halloween obsessions, American Horror Story: Murder House, is not only a killer show (pun intended), but it's a mastercraft in set design and killer furniture.  Murder House, if you haven't seen it, is aptly named for its reputation as a last resting place for many a Los Angeles suburbanite.  But it could just as easily be called Wicked Furniture House or House of the Awesome Wallpaper and we'd still be hooked.

To get the Murder House look, you're going to tend towards a lot of deep, brown leathers, some traditional, yet modern wallpaper choices, and a lot (and we mean a LOT) of wood details.  Think Restoration Hardware, think old-is-new-again, think what would Ryan Murphy's house look like (he's the EP of Murder House...and Glee if you can believe that!).  Lots of vintage pieces, deconstructed chairs, over-the-top crystal chandeliers, hides, taxidermy, TAXIDERMY, TAXIDERMY.  Dark, sexy, masculine...and maybe a little haunted?!?

Here are some great pieces that will get you in the Murder House direction:!/photo.php?fbid=573626926023924&set=pb.429585680428050.-2207520000.1383267107.&type=3&theater!/photo.php?fbid=571664312886852&set=pb.429585680428050.-2207520000.1383267475.&type=3&theater||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_--_-
Taxidermy Design Inspiration from Lynn's House,

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