Saturday, 23 February 2013

THE OSCARS GREENROOM

With the 85th annual Academy Awards tomorrow, I am sure people will be glued to their TV screens to check out what the celebrities are wearing - I know I will!


But what about the "greenroom", the stylish room backstage where the stars relax and chat with each other after accepting their awards. As interiors-addicts, we are equally interested to know what glamorous space the celebrities will be inhabiting as well as what frock they are adorning!

This year the space is designed by LA designer Madeline Stuart. Architectural Digest suggests her greenroom will be an elegant Art Deco–style space inspired by Hollywood’s most glamorous era, the 1930s, and one of the men who made Tinseltown chic at that time, MGM art director and set designer Cedric Gibbons.

ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST PUBLICITY PHOTO OF 2013 GREENROOM
Talking about her inspiration for the room, Madeline Stuart says “My goal was to create a space where contemporary stars wouldn’t be surprised to bump into Cary Grant or Katharine Hepburn.” 

Scroll down to look at some of the past greenrooms by other amazing designers.

84TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS

83RD ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS

82ND ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS

81ST ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS

80TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS

79TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS

78TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS

77TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS

76TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS

75TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS
Can you imagine being lucky enough to hang out in one of these greenrooms! It is a tough call for my favourite, but I just love the 80th Annual Academy Awards greenroom. This 2008 greenroom was designed by Carleton Varney, president of Dorothy Draper & Co. His inspiration came from Draper’s original sketches for the Beverly Hills Hotel and her 1940s design of the Arrowhead Springs Resort, which was a choice destination among movie stars and industry tycoons of that era. Varney said of his design “I wanted to recall the Golden Age of Hollywood, where a mix of white satin, fringes, mirrors, leather tufting, and crystal were all components." I think Varney created a perfect celebrity greenroom.
Do you have a favourite? If you were to win an Oscar and had to be placed in any of these gorgeous greenrooms which would it be?



xoVR


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