Production Designer Sarah Greenwood of Atonement fame has done it again with the lust worthy sets for Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day! Penelope Green recently interviewed the Oscar Nominated designer for The New York Times and here’s what she had to say.
Q. Most of the film takes place in the fantastical flat of Delysia Lafosse, an American nightclub singer on the make. What was your inspiration?
A. It’s Hollywood Comes to London, and we set about referencing a lot of Hollywood style, like Dorothy Draper and William Haines.
Q. What is that wallpaper?
A. It’s hand-painted and costs a fortune from de Gournay.
Q. What’s your own house like?
A. It’s an 1850s schoolhouse in Brixton. Doing “Miss Pettigrew” was a flight of fancy. It’s all the things I don’t have in my own life, though now I do have one of the throws from Delysia’s bed, a fake polar bear skin that my dog loves.
Q. What is your favorite period?
A. Anything but the one I’m working on.
The movie opens March 7th and I know I can’t wait to check it out. I also wonder it might also inspire people to move away from minimalism to more luxurious designs.