November’s Architectural Digest is on newsstands now but the magazine gave an exclusive look of Photographer Harry Benson‘s Neverland pictorial of his time with Michael Jackson. Jackson’s Neverland ranch has garnered a lot of speculation for what has gone on inside its walls, but now we can actually see what is inside Neverland. For a man who sparkled and glittered on stage I was quite surprised to see his home be done in such a traditional aesthetic. Throughout Jackson’s home we see a lot of thick dark wood paired with thick dark wools, flannels and needlepoint accents. Jackson’s interior designers and PR team alike were set on reiterating his royalty; Neverland comes off as a modern update on a Medieval castle.
The above room from Nerverland looks like it was taken straight from a Golf Course brochure. The mix between the tartan chairs and oriental rugs create that ultra traditional feel.
It’s hard to picture MJ coming home from a concert and having a late night snack in this room, with his sequined jacket, patent penny loafers and white glove. Those who speculate about Jackson’s supposed racism will have a field day over his anglo accents and “family” portrait pictured above.
Elisa Four Light Chandelier, $3,510
Library Wing Chair, $2,998
Provence Bench With Handmade Farmyard Tie-On Cushion, $1,450
Round Game Table w/ marquetry, $5,290
Hand Painted Pedestal Table with Large Base – Country Scenes, $4,600