From our perspective here at Lonny HQ, there's nothing not to like about Starz's runaway hit Outlander: there's a romantic plot rooted in history, a dashing leading couple with ridiculous amounts of chemistry, gorgeous landscapes for days—and, of course, interiors to die for. With filming for the much anticipated second season underway, and the second part of Season 1 available on DVD today, we're rounding up a few of our favorite set moments from the first season. Love the look? Here's how to get it.
We're going to assume you know all of the main players at this point. (Unless you've been living under a rock.) At Lallybroch, the ancestral home of the Fraser clan, deep navy and dark wood combine for an intimate yet welcoming effect. Make the look your own with a pair of tufted-velvet upholstered armchairs and flora-themed wallpaper gilded in gold. The finishing touches: a collected assortment of blue-and-white vases, pewter candlesticks, and a richly carved mirror for the mantel.
Ask any Outlander fan what their favorite installment is and you'll no doubt get a chorus swooning over "The Wedding." We're guessing the interiors didn't figure heavily into that decision for many, but for us, layers of warm texture stood out more than they needed to (seriously, watch the episode). Get the look by elegantly draping that ubiquitous fur throw and a warm plaid Pendleton blanket over the classic lines of a rolled-arm linen settee. A modern wrought-iron sconce lends a surprising amount of romance to the scene, and a delicate carafe and glasses set complete the conceit.
The kitchen at Castle Leoch, the stronghold of the Mackenzie clan, is a thing of beauty. Equal parts apothecary and hearth, the space bursts with an abundance of fresh greens that tumble from a collection of bowls and trays. No one could ever call you sassenach (outlander, duh) if you embrace warm woods and rustic finishes. Start with a farmhouse table topped with acacia- and clay-hewn serveware, then look up. On the walls, copper pots replace artwork, and a wrought-iron chandelier becomes an ideal spot for drying herbs. Now, if only we could conjure Jamie at your next dinner party.