If you were alive in the 1980s, chances are you remember Dynasty, the dramatic soap opera that shone a light on the 1% of American families. With big hair, big egos, and even bigger homes, The Carringtons captivated American viewers with their extravagance and dramatic (though seemingly perfect) lives. If there's one thing that Dynasty taught us, it's to never trust appearances, but appearances are something that the characters of the show kept up well by way of manicured lawns, sprawling mansions, and lavishly decorated rooms.
18 years after the show's finale, it's making a comeback on the CW network. Premiering in October, the remake of the iconic soap opera is returning to the small screen, starring a brand-new cast and (presumably), a brand-new mansion for millions to fawn over. In anticipation of the show's revival, we decided to reimagine the Dynasty home by asking ourselves one question: What does unabashed luxury look like in 2017? Take the tour, and find out what the Dynasty mansion would look like if it had been decorated by MyDomaine editors.
The Dynasty mansion was lavishly decorated, but we picture something a little more subdued for 2017. A solid, modern black marble table with a super-size arrangement of budding branches does the trick.
We imagine the mansion retaining a certain classic air—with intricate moldings, patterned walls, and tall bookcases. But we're picturing it a little less gaudy, and a little more elevated.
What would your living room look like if you had an unlimited budget? Think dramatic plaster ceilings and Murano glass chandeliers mixed with brightly patterned floors and walls, and a selection of furniture that transcends a single style or period. Think a mix of modern Scandinavian antiques with traditional Gustavian pieces and everything in between.
With as much drama as the Carringtons have in their mansion, you better have a fully stocked bar—something a little like New York's Le Coucou restaurant—with dramatic painted murals, crystal chandeliers, and backlit shelves. We picture the mansion's kitchen to have a similar flair.
An oil tycoon needs an office to match the title: something with traditional wall paneling, deep luxe tones of burgundy and gold, and lavish patterns.
For the upstairs, we picture bedrooms to feel a little more serene—like an all-white haven away from all the drama. Think crisp white ironed bedding, floor-to-ceiling French doors, and intricate chandeliers.
Of course, a Carrington's bedroom has to have a sitting room or a dressing room to match—complete with fireplace and unparalleled views of the property beyond.
Speaking of the mansion's grounds, who could forget the infamous hair-pulling catfight scene between Krystle and Alexis in a lily pond? We think the 2017 version would be well-suited in this luxe pool against a dramatic backdrop of Calder-looking sculptures.
Next up: We redecorated the Will & Grace apartment in anticipation of its revival.