Sherlock

I started watching BBC’s Sherlock in medias res – in the middle of things. I got the second season on DVD and was immediately hooked.

Now I can honestly say that “I am Sherlocked” – although it’s not only because of Benedict Cumberbatch. I’m impressed by the way Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories are reinvented in this Neo-Victorian fashion. On the one hand, it’s all set in contemporary London, on the other – you can still smell the opium in Sherlock’s flat.

Trivia: Doctor Gregory House (House M.D.) is loosely based on Sherlock Holmes.

For those fans who have been waiting impatiently for season four, BBC prepared a Christmas gift – an extra episode set in Victorian England. In fact, The Abominable Bride (watch trailer here) is a hopscotch between two timelines – 19th century and the ending of season 3.  It makes you feel lost at times. Some ideas are too far-fetched. It’s not the best episode in the series, but the costumes and the setting are simply stunning.

 

Sherlock. The Abominable Bride (BBC One, 2016). Photo via Pinterest

Sherlock. The Abominable Bride (BBC One, 2016). Photo via Pinterest

I was  focused on details, such as the wallpaper in Sherlock’s flat or his navy blue velvet robe.

Sherlock. The abominable bride

Sherlock. The abominable bride (gif via here)

I thought that the easiest way would be to show you here some model Victorian interior. But I don’t choose the easiest paths, as you know. Since the series is Neo-Victorian, I thought: “What if Sherlock was a modern detective with a very old soul? Where would he live? How would he furnish his flat?” The answer was: Stockholm, Sweden (where all the best contemporary crime stories come from).

Flat in Stockholm via Livingetc Housetohome

Flat in Stockholm via Livingetc Housetohome

Eclectic Living Room via Livingetc Housetohome

Eclectic Living Room via Livingetc Housetohome

This time, I have even prepared a moodboard with some “modernised” Sherlock inspirations (click on the image to zoom):

Moodboard "Sherlock"

Moodboard “Sherlock” by InteriorMad

And here are some more eclectic finds for you, inspired by this beautiful Swedish penthouse and The Abominable Bride:

 

Black leather chair by Antiquarian Traders

Black leather chair by Antiquarian Traders

Victorian sofa by Antiquarian Traders

Victorian sofa by Antiquarian Traders

Footstool by AgingBeautyBoutique

Footstool by AgingBeautyBoutique

Dollhouse wallpaper by miniaturerosegarden

Dollhouse wallpaper by miniaturerosegarden

Victorian wallpaper via Pinterest

Victorian wallpaper via Pinterest

Velvet smoking jacket by baturinahomewear

Velvet smoking jacket by baturinahomewear

wallpaper by JaxEttaLONDON

wallpaper by JaxEttaLONDON

Teardrop light bulb by AttPynta

Teardrop light bulb by AttPynta

Swedish fireplace via Pinterest

Swedish fireplace via Pinterest

“Eclectic” is exactly the word I would use to describe Sherlock’s mind. I wonder in which style he would decorate his “mind palaces”…

Have a great rest of the week.

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