Friday, February 22, 2013

Power Greenrooms at Oscars

These are the green rooms where Oscar nominees spend some quiet moment to calm their nerves, away from the backstage madness. So these spaces have to be highly glamourous, sophisticated as well as comfortable. And designers take great pains to do up the spaces with different themes every year. Here are some glimpses ...

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AD100 interior designer Waldo Fernandez was inspired by the iconic of Hollywood decorator Billy Haines. The space included a library with entirely hand-painted book jackets that feature images from the AMPAS archives, including Elizabeth Taylor in Butterfield 8 and Sylvester Stallone in Rocky.

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RogerThomas designed the 2010 greenroom around a custom paint-splattered floor. He says he imagined that this “would have been how the floor looked when they were painting the sets of my favorite movies.”


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Interior designer MichaelS. Smith was inspired by the 1930s and ’40s when creating his 2011 greenroom design, because it was a period of time, he says, that “really established what we think of as Hollywood glamour.” He conceived a luxe and tailored library setting, complete with a sophisticated color palette, wood-paneled walls, a gold-leafed ceiling, and comfortable furnishings. 

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StephenShadley is a scenic artist turned interior designer to movie stars such as Diane Keaton, Woody Allen, Robert Altman, and Jennifer Aniston. Using a photographic backdrop of the Los Angeles skyline as the focal point in his 2009 Architectural Digest Greenroom design, Shadley created a lounge area reminiscent of a chic 1970s modern home with a panoramic view of the city from the Hollywood Hills.


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Home Designer Heather Scott

While surfing the net, I came across Heather Scott Home and Design and almost immediately loved their fresh and lively design concepts.The spaces look very warm and inviting. I adore the prints that she has used-- be it on the cushions, duvets, curtains or on the walls!

I found out on Heather's blog about her passion for fabrics: She says,"In my opinion, fabrics are often the most important decorative element in a room. After you’ve established the floorplan/layout and architectural elements, it is important to have an ‘inspiration’ piece to get the room’s design started. I love to start with artwork, but sometimes original artwork can be cost prohibitive. In lieu of a fabulous oil painting, I often turn to interesting fabrics". Well that is very evident in all the rooms that she has designed.

The rooms, though mostly done in brown and beige, look very livable and not like an art museum!  So take a look...

Read an interview with Heather Scott here.

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Dramatic Bedrooms

With the Valentines' Day only a few days old, love is still in the air! And this is a good time to showcase some bedrooms with both intense and soft shades, bold and delicate prints, masculine and feminine characteristics.  Refined palettes, classic curves, exquisite details  and electrifying contrasts combine to make these bedrooms uber stylish and aesthetic.