I want to live like Sherlock Holmes! | trendey
The drug abuse, violin-playing and the outsmarting of super criminals aside, perhaps, I would be very comfortable living like Sherlock Holmes in his flat on Baker Street. Here I would feel free to spill tea on the carpet, paint an oil painting or two and read a stack of dusty old books in peace.
Sure it’s cluttered and messy, but who’s to say that’s necessarily so bad? I think this is an inspirational home. This vintage victorian style mixed with mad inventor’s hangout needs just a few modern touches to bring it up to date. Some more white, a few more uncluttered areas and some modern pieces (how about a giant anglepoise lamp?) What must remain however is the cosy atmosphere, the velvet curtains and the telescope – in my humble opinion.
In the above image I’m particularly liking the heavy-looking crown above the fireplace, the leopard skin slung across the ottoman, the marble bust to the left and the pair of granny-esque lamps. Oh, and I guess I wouldn’t mind so much if Jude Law and Robert Downey JR popped in to embellish the design scheme either 😉
[The above images come from the set of Warner Bros blockbuster “Sherlock Holmes” (2009) directed by Guy Ritchie. Set director Katie Spencer. Production designer Sarah Greenwood. Photographs by Barry Wetcher copyright Warner Bros. Via Set Decor Online]