Design Your Homes Like Sherlock Holmes’
Let’s talk about Sherlock. Undoubtedly, he’s the reason why you’re reading this article or why you ended up on this page. Sherlock Holmes is one of the most loved character of all ages, and he doesn’t even like people. He’s a “functioning sociopath” and an opium addict, but who cares? He’s got the intellect and the talent of a genius and a sex appeal of a Victorian James Bond. Sherlock Holmes is anything but ordinary and that’s what makes him special. But most of all, whether he’s out there solving crimes or sitting near the fireplace, he never runs out of sophisticated style. Sherlock Holmes redefines masculine class and style with his Victorian-inspired fashion which is as timeless as he is.
Now of course, this is not entirely about Sherlock Holmes but also about your homes and how you can make it Holmes-ish. The genius detective originally lives in the Victorian era (1837-1901) where more is more and less is—well, less! Space is not the priority but colors and shapes, following the impressionistic doctrine of home décor.
However, we’re not in the Victorian era and we’re definitely not Sherlock. How do we retain the essence of our time and our personality while imbibing the classical sophistication of Holmes? Simple. You don’t need Holmes’ power of deduction or his specialty in chemistry. All you need is a furniture that spells contemporary.
Contemporary furniture is what happens when classic and modern decides to get married and live in one house. It’s also what Holmes would buy if he were living in a modern 221B Baker Street.
“Watson, where should I put this gigantic?”
Yes, I’m pretty sure the modern Holmes would certainly buy a plasma TV for the sole purpose of watching Robert Downey Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch pretend to be him. A modern entertainment center is today’s counterpart of a fireplace. In fact, some of them already have fireplace simulation. But how could we possibly go Victorian with a modern entertainment center?
Wooden furniture remains classy and sophisticated—very Victorian. However, mind the materials and don’t settle for mediocre wooden furniture. Choose sustainable wood.
This (below) modern entertainment centerby Home Styles, for example, is made of Mahogany hardwood solids and hand woven natural banana leaves with cocoa finish. These materials are 100% sustainable and can therefore last for many years without looking a bit old.
Or you could choose the Chesapeake Entertainment Credenza, a furniture for modern entertainment center constructed of poplar solid hardwoods with Cherry veneer in a rich multi-step finish.
If your TV has white frames, it’s best to use an ebony-colored modern entertainment center TV stand for emphasis. This Bedford Corner features a multi-step Ebony finish on solid and engineered hardwoods that can accommodate most 46” TV.
Choose Grandiose Yet Functional
Don’t worry about the size if it serves a purpose and not just unnecessary bulge. If you are like Sherlock who loves to keep souvenirs, having this kind of modern entertainment center furniture could help organize your stuff and minimize the clutter of your living room. This modern entertainment center TV stand has two adjustable shelves, two storage cabinets each with two adjustable shelves, additional storage/display space in the Bermuda Pier Cabinet’s, three adjustable shelves and storage drawer.
Another option would be the Aspen 3 Piece Entertainment Center with rustic Cherry Finish if you prefer a more natural look.
Now you can watch crime shows on TV feeling like Sherlock Holmes. Other than that, these furniture also provide a cozy yet classy atmosphere to your room. It’s all about mix and match. Living in a reality with a tinge of fantasy doesn’t hurt; it’s not even abnormal. It’s fun, creative, and stimulating—just like Sherlock Holmes.
Yvette Colein Carter is an official contributor at HomeFurnitureandPatio.blogspot.com. She enjoys writing and giving tips and advice on decorating with contemporary entertainment center.