When it comes to American Horror Story
, the first thing that comes to mind isn't necessarily design. Sure, scenes of violent takedowns, blood baths, electric shocks, and a casual insane asylum musical number
have filled our television sets for two seasons straight, but Ryan Murphy doesn't stop at mere fear value. In fact, if you look closely, you'll find calculated interior design motives that wholly enrich the spaces he's imagined. For instance, a gory beat down just wouldn't have the same effect on a shag rug as it does on the gritty surface of a sisal floor cover, would it?
So, in honor of
's premiere this Wednesday, we thought it an opportune moment to highlight the interior inspiration we can all pull from the previous seasons. After all, a presentable space, as Martha Stewart would say, is a "good thing."
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