From The Crown to Peaky Blinders, these Netflix films and series selected by team House & Garden are perfect for a Christmas binge…
“Season 2 of Fargo – brilliant, North-American seventies home-making. Beauty parlours, wooden Swiss clocks and patterned brown table-services a-plenty!” Ruth Sleighholme, Acting Decoration Editor.
“Peaky Blinders for a glimpse into the homes of post-war 1920s England, in all their kitsch glory. The Meyerowitz Stories for a New York townhouse to make you green with envy, and a pretty cool cabin upstate too.” Alice Riley-Smith, Online Features and Social Media Editor.
“The Crown.” Emily Tobin, Arts Editor/Deputy Features Editor.
“On Netflix, I am so very boring, I love to watch things I have watched a million times before: Parades End, War and Peace, Sense & Sensibility (Emma Thompson & Kate Winslet Version), Love In A Cold Climate and Pride and Prejudice. All of these are incredible for interiors. My personal favorite is Pride and Prejudice – the houses are sensational. The Bennett’s house has been a long time dream of mine, although without the boredom of darning in the morning room. More recently I watched Alias Grace which has some beautiful scenes in it. The garden at the end is hugely crush-worthy.” Charlie Porter, Acting Deputy Decoration Editor.
The Meyerowitz Stories
“It’s more about the exterior than the interior, but the Green Gables in Anne with an E is dreamy. The minimalist farmhouse kitchen is pretty nice, too.” Bethan Hyatt, Deputy Chief Sub-Editor.
“Sense & Sensibility– in Jane Austen’s novel, the Dashwood family is forced to downsize to a tiny cottage in rural Devon. The interior is less grand than some of the other houses in the show, but it has a simple, seaside charm that most of us would find easier to replicate.” Sophie Devlin, Sub-Editor.
“On A Clear Day You Can See Forever. Barbara Streisand featuring 1960s and 1800s interiors with costumes by Cecil Beaton. What more do you want?” Rémy Mishon, Acting Decoration Coordinator.
“The Ted Danson and Kristen Bell series The Good Place has some interesting interior ideas, but obviously The Crown.” Joshua Monaghan, Deputy Art Director.
“Iris.” Blanche Vaughan, Food Editor.
“The Crown! Obviously I can’t be channeling the Buck Pal style in my North London Victorian terrace, but wow…” Jenny Lister, Art Director.
“Gilmore Girls – definitely not cutting-edge interiors but I love the cosy fantasy of small-town American life.” Caroline Bullough, Managing Editor/Chief Sub-Editor.
“It’s got to be Madmen, doesn’t it? It’s so well observed and stylish.” David Nicholls, Features Director
“I recently watched the new series Spike Lee has produced for Netflix based on his seminal 1980s film She’s Gotta Have. The main character’s Brooklyn apartment is the dream. Anything by the director Nancy Myers – It’s Complicated with Meryl Streep. I also love the interiors in First Wives Club – especially the bananas apartment Bette Midler’s ex-husband moves into with his new idiot wife, who is played by Sarah Jessica Parker. There’s an amazing hilarious scene where she has an interior designer round. I rewind it every time. Also obviously The Crown. Also the house in The Remains of the Day.” Emily Senior, Online Editor
And for the Epicurean…
“Chef’s Table. An American documentary series. Each episode profiles a single world-renowned chef. Every episode is excellent. Their passions are mind-blowing. It’s calming and inspiring.” Jenny Lister, Art Director.
“Maybe not totally a choice for a serious epicurean, but I love the second series of Master of None where he goes to Italy to learn how make pasta.” Emily Senior, Online Editor.
Master of None
“I haven’t seen it yet but I love the idea of Midnight Diner, which is a Japanese scripted reality series set in a Tokyo Izakaya that sounds wonderfully eccentric (and I love Japanese food).” Caroline Bullough, Managing Editor/Chief Sub-Editor.
“Chef’s Table.” Blanche Vaughan, Food Editor.