Each year, Architectural Digest sponsors the Green Room at the Emmy Awards. This year, AD has selected designer Mark Boone to create a diamond-inspired oasis for the show, which is celebrating its’ 60th anniversary. “We wanted to create an elegant setting for the Television Academy and ABC to celebrate the milestone Emmy anniversary,” said Paige Rense, Editor-in-Chief, Architectural Digest. “Mark has an incredible eye for incorporating luxurious materials into a creatively imagined space that sets the right mood for the momentous evening.” “This being the Emmys’ 60th anniversary, my concept for the Architectural Digest Greenroom celebrates a diamond-inspired jubilee,” said Boone. “My design embodies the characteristics of diamonds: depth, sparkle, crispness, mystery, facets, intensity and glamour.” In the 625-square-foot room, mercury-antiqued mirrors line the faceted walls. Furnishings reflect diamonds’ natural origins—illustrated by the sculptural reclaimed walnut cocktail tables resemble rough-cut gems and rock crystal sconces—while platinum-toned sheepskin banquettes invite celebrities to sink in while they await their cue. Custom hardwood flooring creates a multi-layered diamond pattern underfoot, and at the center of it all stars the room’s centerpiece: a one-of-a-kind, three-tiered chandelier, made with nearly 5,000 perfectly cut diamonds, valued at over 10 million dollars.
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To follow Mark Boone behind the scenes as he creates the Architectural Digest Greenroom at the Primetime Emmys, log on to his blog.