Happy Saturday everyone! This week’s Saturday List includes an amazing Guilded Age home in Brooklyn, Shiela Bridges new collection for Wedgwood and a little bit about how colors are rendered in set designs. A potpourri of design topics and all easy weekend reading! Enjoy! (Please note this post includes affiliate links).
The stunning Guilded Age mansion at 17 Prospect Park West in Brooklyn, former home of actors Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany just went under agreement for $12.2M. I love that they’ve retained all the original finishes and millwork. Modern and classic can work so well together.
Interior designer Sheila Bridges launches her “Harlem Toile” designs in a new collection for Wedgwood.
My design friend and colleague Janet Lorusso of JRL Interiors offers some great advice for selecting the right bathroom sinks and faucets. A must read!
One of America’s top interior designers, Bunny Williams, has a new collection for the garden at Ballard Designs! And things are on sale!
The Saturday List – Silver Screen Surroundings
I know I posted about Bridgerton last week – but this set tour is a lot of fun. PLUS it gives me a chance to talk about movie and television set colors and paints. If you watch the video above, when the actresses walk into Lady Danbury’s sitting room – it reads on the video tour as a bright pink space – fairly garish in color.
But, when they switch to showing a scene from the actual program – which is shot in another digital film format than video – the colors are much less saturated – they are softer and less garish.
This is common with movie sets. One of my most popular posts ever was on the set decorating in the movie Something’s Gotta Give. Over the years, many people have asked if I knew the wall paint color. When we interviewed the movie set decorator Beth Rubino over at The Skirted Roundable, we asked about the paint color. And she said that because the inside of the house was completely filmed on a movie set, the paint colors are nothing in person like they appear on the screen due to the use of artificial lights, no natural lighting and of course, film processing. I thought the above really showed this variation.