|all the comforts of home: a studio apartment with eclectic global decor, and a motherly big sister who remembers your birthday|
The other spy girls, however, have had homes that were more clearly camouflages for their dangerous lives. Alias' Sydney Bristow had a middle-American apartment that she shared with a fiancee and later her best friend. And my current favorite, Annie's on Covert Affairs, is actually a guest house in her sister's family home. But Annie's global style is by far the nearest to my heart. So that's where we'll start.
In the pilot episode, we find Annie is living above her older sister's garage in a sort of A-frame studio apartment. She takes meals in the family kitchen.
|love the bamboo shaped lamp and global vibe|
|spicy mix of pillows, global accents and loads of books within arms reach|
|swap that duvet for something in a light purple and i'm moving in|
|big sis' kitchen is all good things: spacious, airy, light|
|love the avocado walls, hate the 'headboard' and new pillows and bedspread - i don't even get what they're supposed to add up to|
|love the window seat and general collection of accents, not a fan of the madras curtains though - somehow this feels a bit loose for a field agent|
|the wall art feels at odds with that lamp: youth vs. sophistication - also, the sister is partial to gorgeous, bright printed clothes that rock|
|this whole side is drifting toward cottage style; that round stain glass window will move up several feet in Season 2|
Then along came Season 2 and Annie's little nest was fully revamped (except for the avocado walls). My hat is off the set designers because it is pretty close to perfect. Simple, eclectic, relaxing and harmonious:
|everything except the shag rug owns my heart, that doesn't fit|
|instead of that green velvet settee, the bed is pushed against the window seat (which no longer has steps)|
|patterned shoji covers the entrance and bathroom doors; annie still keeps a combination safe in the windowseat for her fake credentials|
|love the office to death. that red shelf, the desk... amazing|
|closet also has shoji doors and shoes are stored out as decor|
|that skylight is fantastic and the art above the fireplace|
Then comes the day when our heroine's double-life is discovered by her sister... who recognizes the danger to her own family and tosses Annie the fuck out. In a loving-but-firm way:
|even the stairwell landing is decorated to flow with the studio|
This leaves spy girl on her own for maybe the first time. Which has to be lonely. When I first moved to New York, I missed my family like a physical pain.
|the new place has great bones and lots of vintage character|