House of Cards Inspired

I’ve just started to catch up on the sixth & last season of House of Cards (a little late to the party, I know!) and I’m totally crushing on the set decor this season! The homes and offices of the rich & powerful in this murky, murky political drama, have been created / re-created beautifully by set decorator Tiffany Zappulla. From the Oval Office, to a swanky oceanfront home, to the famous Hay Adams Hotel in D.C., she’s done an incredible job.

To think - at some point all these gorgeous sets would’ve been taken down & stored away. Send them my way people! I’ll gladly find a home (my home) for those Schumacher curtains.

I thought it’d be fun to ID some of my favorite elements in a few scenes. Here goes!

Oval Office Drama
Love the curtains framing the president’s desk. They’re dramatic and imposing but with a feminine touch - fitting for the first female president.

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They’re in Schumacher’s Ravenna Embroidery Mineral. (shared by Schumacher in their monthly update). Also, it’s possible they took inspiration from Eisenhower’s Oval Office - I found this vintage shot and it seems reminiscent!

Want a similar vibe? Pottery Barn’s mineral blue linen drapes .

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Pottery Barn - Mineral Blue

Pottery Barn - Mineral Blue


Paintings of the White House
I really liked the landscapes & seascapes. Lots of blues and greens. The symmetry lends the rooms an air of formality.

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Similar - great modern landscapes by Chelsea Fly !

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And a vintage oil painting found on Chairish


Love this glassy wave painting. Here.

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Powder Room Drama
This might be one of my favorite scenes. Diane Lane is soooooooo good in it. As is that chinoiserie wallpaper!

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Cole & Son , Fromental - luxury
Spoonflower, Tempaper - affordable. The icy blue wallpaper at the bottom is Tempaper and it’s stunnnnning.

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Feeling the Blues
Lots to love here - that very chic striped sofa + the equestrian art on the walls!

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Here’s how I’d do it - Duralee’s camel back sofa in this Lee Jofa Kailash stripe fabric.

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I came across 2 great sources for vintage equestrian art - by Suzanne Wilson &

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Bedroom Banter
Here’s Claire Underwood getting a earful from Jade, while I’m admiring the headboard in the background. Because, priorities.

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Anyone else watching House of Cards? What do you think of this season? Did it live up to expectations?

Image Credits: Netflix, Schumacher