As cinemas across the country gear up for the eagerly anticipated Fifty Shades Darker, interiors PR Agency jwc is also looking forward to its release, but not for the reasons you may think…
If you are yet to be acquainted with Christian Grey and his questionable shady character, we wonder from which sheltered rock you have been hiding under.
As the male protagonist in EL James’ Fifty Shades trilogy he has helped shift more than 100 million copies of the novel and secure $570m in box office takings for 2015’s film adaptation.
For the uninitiated, the trilogy’s plot runs something like this: powerful boy meets girl. Powerful boy takes girl on helicopter rides, showers her with ridiculously expensive gifts and has his very wicked way with her (literally), all set against the backdrop of a highly-polished luxury penthouse apartment.
If your inner literary snob grimaces at this very modern Mills and Boons tryst, but you can’t resist a peek, blame it on your insatiable lust for fabulous interiors. Forget Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, the real star of this movie is Mr Grey’s sumptuous penthouse and its scene-stealing interiors. Get the look below, mirrored ceilings not compulsory.
Shine and Gloss
The basis for your Christian Grey-inspired interior requires you to channel your inner magpie. Sleek and shiny surfaces are the order of the day. The objective is to allow your interior to amplify your status, to underline your power. The palate is dark with metallic accents and geometric twists.
Walls and floors are luxuriously lined with marble, the metamorphic rock of the moneyed, which was once untouchable by any other than the elite. Christian Grey could be on to something here as Pinterest predicts 2017 as the year of marble wallpaper! Also The Baked Tile Company has recently launched a very nice range of porcelain marble effect tiles.
We don’t want to claim literary snobbery here, but Grey’s interior choices are reflective of his character. A little like the “red room” in Jane Eyre, Fifty Shades has its own red room, albeit used for different purposes. His style is slick, extravagant and impersonal.
He seems to have a penchant for art, more specifically abstract accessories. Yet there is no sense of self, he hasn’t created these collections whilst on worldly travels, he took a wad of cash and paid an interior designer! His style is excessive, from the glossed ebony legs of the dining table to the burnished doors of his elevator. Shop the look at Touched Interiors.
By now we have firmly established that there are fifty shades of grey, but what about other colours. Grey’s apartment is a muted canvas which incorporates accents of colour here and there. Accessories are mainly golds and green, with a splash of blue. Chroming is out for Grey, brass is better – although 2017 is said to be the year of copper according to Pinterest’s 100 for 2017
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Finishing touches include oversized rugs contrasted by emerald curtains, candles, a well-placed vase and a contemporary sofa…which is naturally, well, grey.