I think the set design for the HBO movie Grey Gardens is breathtaking.
Kalina Ivanov is the production designer, and the rooms she has put together are so layered and gorgeous, they become a co-star of the movie.
You can read more on this terrific blog dedicated to Grey Gardens HERE
This is the foyer. Classic Hamptons style all the way. The staircase is beautiful.
This is the living room. I love the layering of the furnishings and accessories, and the color of the walls.
Here's another view of the foyer. The little bench is so sweet.
Here is Big Edie, as she lived the last thirty years of her life, with her portrait as she lived the first part of her life.
Here's how Kalina Ivanov used the portrait in the set design. Isn't this room just lovely? I especially love the draperies, which look like a linen fabric by Kravitz.
Here's the portrait again, very much as it was seen in the photo above with Big Edie. I love the faded colors of the walls. They are so nuanced and rich, much more so than the dreary palette you discern from all the black and white photos we see of Grey Gardens.
Here's Little Edie in the house in the 1970's.
Dear Sally Quinn,
If you are reading please, please let a photo shoot happen at Grey Gardens soon! We all would love to see the magic you've worked there. xo xo