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Oct 16, 2014

Decor Inspired by The Knick

The Knick has become one of my favorite new shows this year, and I'm excited for the finale this Friday. The writing and acting on the show are good, but what really stands out for me is the show's style. The lighting, set design, and music are on another level. A hospital may seem like an odd choice to draw interior design inspiration from, especially considering the amount of blood spilled on the show, but keep reading and you will see just how nice it can be to play doctor with your decor.

The show is centered around Dr. John Thackery, played by Clive Owen, with his dastardly good looks and inventive (though somewhat cocaine dependent) surgery skills. But the real star of the show is the lighting, which is much darker and more natural than anything else on TV.

The low light makes you more aware of the sources of the light: oil lamps, candles and fixtures. In particular I'm in love with the sconces used throughout the hospital. I found two that are pretty similar (see 4 and 6 below).

The operating theater is one of the most interesting spaces on the show, and definitely the one most often covered in blood.  It may seem ironic then that nearly every object in the room is white. I searched far and wide for a white cart similar to the one pictured above without any luck, but I think the pewter Anthropologie option (number 13) has a similar feel.

In Dr. Thackary's office you'll find lots of bottles, apothecary jars, unfamiliar surgical instruments, and the odd pig or prostitute. You're on your own for the last three, but I've found some pretty fantastic options for jars as well as an authentic early 1900s medical cabinet in which to store all manner of curiosities.

1. 1900s Medical Cabinet from Chairish
2. Avery Bed from Serena & Lily
3. Iron Bed from Urban Outfitters
4. Sphere Light Fixture from Etsy
5. Antique Oil Lamp from Etsy
7. Enamel Wash Basin from Sturbridge Yankee Workshop
8. Apothecary Jar from Crate & Barrel
9. Glass Apothecary Jars from Sundance
10. 19th Century Apothecary Jars from Chairish
11. Vienna Black Side Chair from Crate & Barrel
12. Foundry Desk from Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.
13. Mercury Bar Cart from Anthropologie

So what do you think? Are you down with hospital chic? Are you loving The Knick as much as I am? 

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