Cora Crawley Bedroom Decor on the set of Downton Abbey Home Highclere Castle

Downton Abbey Season 4: New Decor & Storylines

Downton Abbey is back again! With new decor, new characters and new locations, there’s so much to take in! Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at what’s going on in Season 4:

Lady Mary is in Mourning

Season 4 of Downton Abbey finds Mary, 6 months after Matthew’s death, in a state of gloom. She has mostly kept to her room, where Anna tends to her. The comparison of Mary’s room from the first season to now is quite different. Warm red damask wallpaper is traded for mint green and neutrals.

Downton Abbey Decor - Marys Bedroom

Mary’s Room, Season 1

Ralph Lauren Wallpaper - Abbeywood Damask - Balmoral Red LWP50927W
Ralph Lauren Wallpaper – Abbeywood Damask – Balmoral Red

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interior decor behind the set

Mary’s Bedroom, Season 4

Fabricut Fabric - Euphonious - Sage 3399103
Fabricut Fabric – Euphonious – Sage
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Scalamandre Fabric – Nashville – Cream
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Fabricut Fabric – Brocade – Cream

The Library is Still Just as Beautiful as Ever

The old adage, “Don’t fix what’s not broken” rings true with the library. Last year when we covered Downton Abbey, we focused on the beautiful fabrics in the space, this year we’re captivated by the stunning architectural details. The intricate coffered wood ceiling is to die for & the grand gilded columns help to divide the large room.

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Greenhouse Fabric - 74173 - Coral
Greenhouse Fabric – 74173 – Coral
Cole & Son Wallpaper - Library Panel - Dark Linen 98_7030_CS
Cole & Son Wallpaper – Library Panel – Dark Linen

Countess Cora &  Count Robert Crawley Have the Best Headboard Ever

Cora & Robert’s headboard in their bedroom is fabulous. The smooth gold hue is flattering to any skin tone, and in tandem with the drapery, it would look lovely in both bright or dim lighting.

Cora Crawley Bedroom Decor on the set of Downton Abbey Home Highclere Castle

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Fabricut Fabric – Wakefield – Gold
Duralee Fabric - 89188-264 - Goldenrod
Duralee Fabric – 89188 – Goldenrod
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Fabricut Trim – Caffiato – Caramel 3266517

Cousin Isobel Has a Bigger Story Line this Year

Word has it that Cousin Isobel, Matthew’s surviving mother, will have a bigger story line this season. She’s still struggling with her son’s death just as much as Mary is, and Season 4 will show her progression through this phase. Isobel still resides in the Crawley House at Downton, Yorkshire. There seems to be quite a theme in terms of color this season–a lot of the pastel greens. How elegant is that white floral silk sofa?!

Interior Decor of Crawley House in Downton Abbey Yorkshire

Isobel Crawley House Interior Decor on set of Downton Abbey

Cole & Son Wallpaper - Library Panel - Duck Egg 98_7028_CS
Cole & Son Wallpaper – Library Panel – Duck Egg
Fabricut Fabric - Wakefield - Snow 3012408
Fabricut Fabric – Wakefield – Snow
Kravet Fabric - 25614 - 416
Kravet Fabric – 25614 – 416
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Fabricut Trim – Genteel – Driftwood

London Will be Featured Quite a Bit

Because Edith is traveling to London to meet with her editor, we will be seeing a lot more of the city this season. We got a bit of a preview last year when Lady Rose’s character, who favors nightclubs and excitement, was introduced. Executive producer Gareth Neame said, “We have a lot of music in season 4—Dancing, parties, events and so on,” much of it happening in the city. Of course, filming in London does have its complications: “We have one episode that is pretty much all in London,” explains executive producer Liz Trubridge, “We [filmed] this right at the time we [were] about to have a royal birth announcement—so many roads [were] blocked off that we [couldn’t] park!”

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Nightclub in London, Season 4

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Cole & Son Wallpaper – Georgian Border – White
Robert Allen Fabric - Kerala - Silver Sage
Robert Allen Fabric – Kerala – Silver Sage

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Restaurant in London, Season 4

Cole & Son Wallpaper - Library Panel - Cream 98_7026_CS
Cole & Son Wallpaper – Library Panel – Cream
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Cole & Son Wallpaper – Clock Court – Cream

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