Ugly Beauty: What's in a Name?

I'm fast developing a Hulu addiction, which has, curiously, mirrored my design addiction. This wonderful world of pausing to look at gorgeous room decor on your computer is fabulous. I've even taken taken a few screen shots and emailed them to friends ("this looks just like your couch! Your couch is on TV!"). Hulu also introduced me to Ugly Betty, a show I just never got around to watching previously. It's entertaining, but what really made me excited were the interiors, designed by the most fabulous Hollywood name ever:  Rich Devine. The sets are so colorful and unique they almost overpower the characters.
Not your typical office space. Where is the office equipment?
The conference room: how much does this remind you of 
Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic? It's in the same shades as those 
zippy blue suits and orange hats.
The fishbowl effect: surround view offices bring even more 
opportunities for critiquing your office mates' clothes. Really, the space is
so fluid, pictures won't capture the feel of it; you need to watch for yourself.
Willie (the Terrorizer in Chief) lives in this octagon-dominated apartment. 
Eat your heart out Thomas Jefferson! And it has Regency style on steroids. 
 A tableau in Willie's apartment.
Another grand interior view, dining room this time. Don't those chairs look familiar?
Ah, yes, Kelly Wearstler for Bergdorf Goodman. Perfect Regency: not being able to see who is sitting nearby is very enigmatic - the perfect setting for a mystery movie! (Note the marvelous paint-detailed trim in the background.)
P.S. Many pieces of furniture featured on Ugly Betty are from Made By Hickory Chair. Check out their blog and products here.
xoxo,Sanity Fair

Images: KW at Bergdorf Goodman, from Paris Hotel Boutique. All other images, Interior Design magazine.


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