Oscar’s Hidden Gem

Thursday, February 19, 2009 | Category: Celebs, Commercial Spaces, Designers, Events

I live for the Academy Awards every year. Celebs and movies are two of my passions so this night is always so much fun for me to watch. I try to see every Oscar movie nominated before the show; however, this year I am desperately lagging behind.

On award night, we usually only get to see what happens on the red carpet and on the stage…but what about behind the scenes?

Where do the famous presenters go to wait before they give out some of the year’s most prestigious awards? Well, there is a room designated just for this- the infamous Architectural Digest Greenroom. It’s the 7th year that the magazine powerhouse has designed for the Greenroom and what an incredible space it is!

This year I got a sneak peek into this hidden gem. Architectural Digest chose Stephen Shadley to design it this year and it looks amazing.

He went with a “Seventies Modern” design that incorporated a scenic backdrop of Los Angeles from the Hollywood Hills. He also used Baker furnishings including an 11 foot sofa with black lacquered arms. To top off the look, he added in a lucite and alabaster chandelier, a vintage brass and lacquered 1960′s table, a custom quartz bar created with CaesarStone’s Concetto, a gorgeous silk fabric wallcovering, a modernized shag rug by Karastan, and everyone’s favorite- garden seats!

Several of Stephen’s past clients have been none other than movie stars themselves! Diane Keaton, Woody Allen, and Robert Altman.

All 920 sq feet of the space gives off a sleek, simple and monochromatic vibe, providing a calming backdrop for the night’s presents as well as its winners.

Can’t wait to see who takes home Oscar on Sunday!

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1 Comments to 'Oscar’s Hidden Gem'

Steph 20 Feb 09 at 1:00 am

Wow! That place looks amazing!

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