Good Questions: Recreating a Sci-Fi Boudoir?

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Hi all, since Apartment Therapy has blogged from TV sets before, I'm hoping this question will be considered in that vein. I'm wondering if anyone else is, like me, equal parts home design geek and pop culture/sci-fi geek, too? I've been completely inspired by the lush, dark, sexy interior of Inara's ship on Joss Whedon's too-soon-canceled show, Firefly. Lots of red velvet, layered draperies, a red velvet curved banquette bench. There's also some Asian-influenced decor, but I'm less interested in that than I am the layered red velvet look...

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I've painted my bedroom a rich wine red, and am starting from scratch after a recent move. I don't have a bed or headboard yet (thinking about a cherry wood sleigh bed), nor curtains (thinking about red velvet curtains, but maybe purple), or bedding (not sure what color or fabric to get). I'd love people's ideas about what sorts of furnishings, window treatments, bedding and decor I could bring into the room -- on a thrift store budget, ideally -- to help me create a similar feel to my bedroom. Sort of one part Inara's ship, one part old Hollywood/Mae West, one part glam. Thoughts?  Thanks! JP Lee

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