As usual, Eddy (played by Jennifer Saunders, who also writes the show) is our fashion victim while Patsy (Joanna Lumley) is the chic fashion editor of indeterminate age who has more vices than fingers to count them on, but Eddy's home, for the first time, is ridiculously chic and incredibly refined. It's bold, feminine, and glamorous, but not one bit out of sync with good taste (atleast not to me). This is a first for Eddy, who regularly redecorates to keep up with trends, but who always seems to fall short of something this undeniably elegant.
I had to watch the new episode a second time through just for the interiors. The design was flawless, but I had seen parts of it before; something about it was incredibly familiar. When I thought about it, it looked very much like the work of Designers Guild, the English firm established by Trisha Guild in 1970 known for bold color and riffs on historic patterns. Think exploded florals and damasks in maroon, lime green, turquoise or pink. I hopped over to http://www.designersguild.com/ and was able to find every wallpaper used in Eddie's townhouse, with the exception of daughter Saffron's bedroom, and even Eddy's gorgeous bedding (which is now on sale!!).
So, have a look around Eddy's new place and if you have any questions, you know who to call. And if you don't know who to call, call me. ;)
|'Darly' bedding from Designers Guild.|
|Behind Eddy's bed is a wall mural called 'Forum', also by Designers Guild/La Croix. I love how dark and sexy Eddy's bedroom has become. Earlier incarnations were gauzy and monastically white. There's a new maturity to Eddy's interiors now.|
|Looking toward the range in the kitchen. Love that double height island and the way the pine has spread to become part of the range hood. The kitchen is below street level; the stairs lead to foyer.|