What is your dream job? Mine changes all the time, but consistently I dream of moving to New York or L.A. and becoming a set decorator. I know the grass is always greener, blah blah, but how great would it be to have a big budget, work with sources who are thrilled to be part of the next big movie, TV show etc, and knowing your work could make viewers love what they are watching just a little more? I was just pondering this the other day when I turned on Good Morning America and saw a wonderful interview with Rosemary Brandenburg. So there I sat at my desk/makeup table/oversized catchall, etc (remember tiny house=multi-functioning pieces) listening to the real deal dish about her trade. Full Interview HERE.
The mastermind behind movies such as Transformers and What Women Want got me thinking about my favorite sets. Then low and behold I was on The Washington Post the other day and in honor of the Oscars they asked readers to vote on their favorite movie sets.Father Of The Bride and The Holiday both scored high on the list. I know, no one in the blog world is shocked by The Holiday. Who isn't obsessed with one of the two homes. If you haven't seen this movie, you should rent it just for the sets!
More than one client has pointed me towards Cameron's house in the film as an inspiration jumping off point. So while browsing around I came across this wonderful POST by Surroundings which will assist you in getting the look!
But I must say, my favorite set lately has to be, hands down, Victory Ford's apartment on Lipstick Jungle. Every time it is on screen I pause it to take in the colorful details. Lucky for me the apartment is broken down (see picture below) by Bandelle .
While we are on the subject of TV show sets, who doesn't love the sets of Gossip Girl? You remember this POST. It was a treat this morning while flipping through the February InStyle to find 3 designers giving their spin to the oval office. I was thrilled to see the "Eclectic" look was designed by Loren Weeks, Christina Tonkin and Malchus Janocko-the set designers for our favorite New York socialites of Gossip Girl.To see the other designs by Jonathan Adler and Amy Mellen for Calvin Klein Home click HERE.
Sooooo...to sum up this post, I am moving into Victory Ford's apartment in New York where I will spend half the year on sets there and then to Cameron Diaz's home in The Holiday where I will work the other half of the year in L.A.
I know, it is alot to ask. After this week, I will just settle for it being Friday. Have a wonderful, relaxing weekend....