Movie Interior Design Inspiration: Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day
Bring on the Deco! This movie grew on me because of, well the sets & costumes really. I seriously like it now, but it was the fabulous clothing of the 40’s and the unapologetic exuberance of the art deco interiors of the swankier characters that won me over.
Check out this foyer of foyers in this posh London flat. That staircase and balustrade would be perfect relevant today – as would the flooring & ceiling finishes and even that center hall table. I can see it as is – minus the gilded winged statues in the Madison Avenue apartment.
And the foyer of this London office building- SO perfectly Deco and decadent. Get the Chrysler Building on the phone…
This bedroom is so perfectly Hollywood glammed up: The upholstered headboard, the foiled wallpaper, the custom inlaid carpet – imagine barrel shades on the bedside lamps instead of these frou-frou numbers; the mirrored bedside tables are everywhere present now. I can see shades of this bedroom for the right client today – definitely a city dweller.
Because I love costume history as well – I do love the accurate representation of the synthetic and wool fabrics of the time for women’s clothing as seen throughout the movie. They look uncomfortable as anything on a warm day, their bias cuts make for phenomenal drape and figure forming.
Love Deco or lump Deco…some of what some of you are lusting after today in various home design and furnishing flourishes are the great, great grandbabies of this period.
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