- May 07, 2012
Last month, a pair of window vignettes at Joseph Minton Antiques had this town positively mesmerized. In one, a pontiff knelt before an antique mirror as half a dozen faux doves flew above him. In the other, a snowy scene was staged, with a swoopy Lucite table flanked by ornate emerald-green chairs and icy birch trees. The raison for such opulent storefront scenes was a nationwide design exhibition spearheaded by television network Showtime and the design-savvy Web site Vintage and Modern (vandm.com). In launching season two of the sexy Showtime drama The Borgias, the television-tastemaker duo tapped 10 shops across the country to design tableaux based on the show’s indulgent themes using items from vandm.com. Fort Worth–based designer Justin Seitz of Seitz Interior Design partnered with Joseph Minton Antiques to work the “Faith” theme in glassy portholes, propping them with intricate wall coverings, vintage furniture, gilded light fixtures and more. The installations have since been deconstructed, but the spirit of Borgias-rich furnishings lives on.
IMAGES: The Borgias-inspired windows at Joseph Minton Antiques. Photo by Dan Piassick.