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Wallpapers and Murals of Supernatural (S1-6) 
20th-Feb-2013 09:49 pm
Geeking Out
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This started because I wanted to see how many time large flowers were used in the wallpapers. I then started collecting some recurring themes in wallpapers and then I got carried away and ended up collecting (pretty much) all the wallpapers and murals from seasons 1 to 7.../o\

I have only collected motel wallpapers. I know there are some awesome wallpapers used on other sets but researching that was going to be just tooooo time consuming.

This is mostly a visual catalogue - a companion post to the motel information. Though I have made some comments on some of them. ;)

They are categorised in themes and then in chronological order within the theme.

(Go here for Murals of Supernatural)



Large Flowers:

1.09 Home


1.12 Faith (Same as in Home)


3.03 Bad Day at Black Rock


4.11 Family Remains**



4.21 When the Levee Breaks


6.03 The Third Man



7.04 Defending Your Life


7.05 Shut Up, Dr Phil ++


** Not a motel, but had to include this one - that wallpaper is a treat! I love that there's nothing blocking our view of it.

++ Not a motel either but this flower wall paper is AWESOME! It's in the hairdressers in the opening scene.

Other Flowers


3.08 A Very Supernatural Christmas


3.14 Long Distant Call



3.15 Time is on my Side


4.20 The Rapture


5.08 Changing Channels


5.08 Changing Channels


7.08 Time for a Wedding


7.08 Time for a Wedding


7.19 Of Grave Importance


I'm pretty sure the flowers in 4.20 are the same as 5.08 - only different colors. I love how the wallpapers in the two sets in 5.08 are identical, but look so different because of the color palette used in the "real" set and the "fake" set. Clever. It's hard to know if those patterns in 3.14 are flowers or starbursts (it's the The Starburst Motel). I'm going with starburst type flowers. ;)

Becky's kitchen (7.08) has the same flowers as the motel room in Time is on My Side (3.15)



Flock:


2.04 Children Should Play with Dead Things


2.05 Crossroad Blues


3.02 The Kids Are Alright


4.07 It's the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester


4.12 Chris Angel is a Douchebag


4.14 Sex and Violence


4.14 Sex and Violence


5.03 Free To Be You and Me


5.12 Swap Meat


6.22 There Will Be Blood




I think flock wallpaper is my favourite. It's just so decorative and regal.

Circles and curves:

1.19 Provenence


1.21 Salvation


2.07 The Usual Suspects


2.10 Hunted



2.11 Playthings


2.14 Born Under a Bad Sign


4.18 Monster at the end of This Book


4.18 Monster at the End of this Book


5.01 Sympathy for the Devil


5.07 The Curious Case of Dean Winchester


5.13 The Song Remains the Same


5.14 My Bloody Valentine



I have ridiculous amounts of love for the wallpapers used in the room from 2.10. A mix of circles and diamonds (see the diamonds below). The metallic circles are completely wild! I also like how they've used that pink wallpaper from 2.07 and then re-used it in 4.18 - only upside down! The disco room from Provenance is an all time classic - I used to think they were diamonds but on closer inspection they are cirlces. And that wallpaper in 2.11 just cracks me up. How does that even exist?!


Other geometrical shapes


1.04 Phantom Traveller


2.10 Hunted


3.04 Sin City


4.09 I Know What You Did Last Summer



Leaves:


1.09 Home


5.03 Free to be You and Me


I think these are leaves (?). Or maybe just green foliage type wallpaper.


Others

1.05 Bloody Mary


1.12 Faith



2.20 What is and What Should Never Be


3.11 Mystery Spot


3.12 Jus in Belo


4.01 Lazarus Rising


4.08 Wishful Thinking


5.05 Fallen Idols


6.17 My Heart Will Go On


7.03 The Girl Next Door


7.14 Plucky Pennywhistle's Magical Menagerie



I could have labeled some of these... "what the hell IS that?!" I mean - 1.05, 1.12 and 5.05 are just weird (I love the one from 1.12 though). The horse and cowbody wallpaper from the Jus in Belo room is totally cool. I love it when they use animals in their wallpapers.

The Best Ever Wallpaper? I think so...


3.10 Dream a Little Dream




There are simply no words for this wallpaper. Except maybe..CRAZY! (or awesome!) The name of this motel is The Aviary. I'm sure they must feel like they are in one. :))

I think we are really blessed that t have such amazing set designers and dressers on this show. Kudos to Jerry Wanek (Production Designer) and his team. If I had the chance to ask one question to Jerry it would be...where the hell do you find these wallpapers?!


Screencaps from homeofthenutty, Supernatural Screencaps and me.

Motel Masterpost

Comments 
20th-Feb-2013 02:59 pm (UTC)
Cool compilation! Thanks for sharing!
21st-Feb-2013 12:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
20th-Feb-2013 03:12 pm (UTC)
OH MY GOD I LOVE YOU! Bless you! I could not for the life of me get a good shot od the red lions in Sex and Violence. That one is my favorite--did you know that if you parse the heraldic imagery, you get exactly where Sam and Dean are at that point? A
And it wlso foreshadows the big fight at the end of the epsode.
21st-Feb-2013 01:02 pm (UTC)
I LOVE the Sex and Violence room. The matching wall paper and room divider lions are fabulous. And no, I did not know of the heraldic imagery. I totally believe that the whole room is a fabulous foreshadowing of their pending fight. Even down to the colours. That's great that the lions have specific symbolic meaning. Thanks for that. (I think I will update my S4 motel entry on that one and mention that).

xx
20th-Feb-2013 04:26 pm (UTC)
So cool...bounces up and down....I love the red lions too. My favorite is the Aviary though.

The picture on the wall behind Sam in Time is on My Side was used in the old folks home in Hunteri Heroici.

I had to go back and look at the paper from As Time Goes By..the yellow hourglass stuff is really close to the red in the Curious Case of Dean Winchester, not surprising due to the time-running-out feeling in that ep. It's not the same stuff recolored but close. The paper in the room where Henry comes through the closet is like a red and gold version of the stuff behind Sam in I Know What You Did Last Summer but I think it's a different pattern too. There's great murals in Season 7 so it will be fun when you can add those. Awesome post...thanks for putting it together.
21st-Feb-2013 01:14 pm (UTC)
Hi!

This ended up being a lot of fun. I started off making it just as a reference to link the motel post to and then I thought - what the heck, I'd make it a proper entry.

The hour glass patterns are great and knowing that they DO match wallpapers to the themes in the episodes makes it more exciting.

I can't wait to get to S7. There were some fab motel rooms and yes...murals! I think by the end we'll have a great collection.

I am slowly working my way through S6, Will you be up for a beta on it when I'm done?

xxx
21st-Feb-2013 03:08 pm (UTC)
Love the icon....the beta read is no problem. Just shoot me a note when you're ready. 8-)
20th-Feb-2013 06:10 pm (UTC)
Did you have to post this *just* as I am about to pick out the wallpaper for my new apartment? :P Now I want a flamingo painted above my bed too! :))

Amazing compilation and what a collection!! Seriously, the set designers are awesome people, while some of the wallpaper designers are completely INSANE 0_0
21st-Feb-2013 01:17 pm (UTC)
Oh you're picking wallpaper? How exciting. I never consider wallpaper for my walls - it used to feel so "old fashioned". But I think there are some amazing papers out there and add an awesome feel to a room. Good luck!

I wonder if the wallpaper designers ever find out their design is on tv. Especially one like those birds...
20th-Feb-2013 06:28 pm (UTC)
just a quickie - I think the Mystery Spot wallpaper is actually flamingoes not flowers... Now back to enjoy the rest of this lovely post!
20th-Feb-2013 11:11 pm (UTC)
Oooh, thanks for the pick up. I'll fix that after work. ;)
20th-Feb-2013 06:40 pm (UTC)
really cool, and not too geeky! it appeals to my OCD side. although i can't understand how you can focus on the wallpaper when there are usually one or two gorgeous guys standing in front of it!! :)
21st-Feb-2013 01:15 pm (UTC)
HA! Getting past the gorgeous guys is an occupational hazard when putting these posts together...;)

It totally appeals to my OCD side also. I like lists! :)
20th-Feb-2013 09:31 pm (UTC)
Great work! :)

I never noticed the tiger-print wallpaper in Lazarus Rising before! That's hilarious... I too wonder where on earth they get all these vintage/tacky wall papers from!

And it's great that you are keeping track of the murals. They've been having more and more of those it seems, but maybe it just seems that way to me because they catch the eye so much more than the patterned wallpapers do.
22nd-Feb-2013 02:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

I love the tiger print! In fact, that whole room is awesome. So seedy...

I'm glad I checked out all the murals too. I had no idea there were so many. I know there are more in S7, so when I get to that I will be adding them too.. :)
20th-Feb-2013 09:35 pm (UTC)
YOU ARE AWESOME!!!

I love their whacky wallpaper, I think they must have found an old warehouse somewhere packed with the stuff from the 70s. I agree about the matching design different colours in 420 and 508 - good catch. Agree also with amber1960 about those being flamingos and not flowers as they match those huge one's over Sam's bed...
22nd-Feb-2013 02:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you hun! (though I seriously need to get a life me thinks...)

I reckon they've been to a wallpaper clearance also. That'd be the place to pick up those crazy prints.

And I've changed the flamingos. I needed to look closer at those ones...;)
20th-Feb-2013 11:15 pm (UTC)
Oh my G I love you! Will comment further on my regular LJ page grace of Cas! LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU!
22nd-Feb-2013 02:25 pm (UTC)
Yay! Glad you liked it! :DD
20th-Feb-2013 11:36 pm (UTC)
Wow. This is great.
22nd-Feb-2013 02:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :)
21st-Feb-2013 01:11 am (UTC)
Wow. This is great. I love that you are doing this. Wouldn't it be fun to be on the team that dreams these up?
23rd-Feb-2013 11:33 am (UTC)
Thanks!

And yes - it would be awesome to be part of making the set decisions.

(and yay! re the news. So thrilled for you! can't wait till it comes out...<3)

xx
21st-Feb-2013 09:38 am (UTC) - Awesom
I'm so love Jerry works ! All details He did Thanks so much to put this together :) It's AWESOME ! Keep up good work!
23rd-Feb-2013 11:35 am (UTC) - Re: Awesom
Hi,

Thanks! I'm glad you like this stuff. :)) Jerry is awesome! :)
23rd-Feb-2013 11:35 am (UTC)
Thanks! And me too! (as you can probably tell...;D)

xxx
24th-Feb-2013 12:03 pm (UTC)
This is amazing! I lol'd at the decor in 1.17. It took me ages to notice the little armadillo in that scene, and now you tell me there's apparently a giant mural of a horse on the wall? I never noticed. Unbelievable. This is one of my most rewatched scenes of SPN, and yet I learned something new about it today. :D
25th-Feb-2013 11:26 am (UTC)
Thank you!

The 1.17 room (and scene) is awesome! And I have to admit I thought it was wallpaper on the walls but on closer inspection I noticed it was painted on. I was pretty darn excited about that.

I mean, it's not really our fault for not picking that things up. there's something else a little distracting in that scene...;)
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27th-Feb-2013 01:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm sure I spend far too much time looking at the set (though I still notice what's in front of it....;D)

Thanks for dropping by.
xx
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