The genius of Gossip Girl
No, Upper East Siders, I’m not talking about the scheming, or about the glory that is Blair Waldorf, I’m talking about the set design. There’s been a lot of discussion online about the show’s sets, and with good reason. Designer Christina K. Tonkin really hit this one out of the park.
My personal favorite is the Waldorf duplex. It’s traditional, but with some contemporary touches thrown in. Like here – the stately living room is very traditional, but then there are two leather upholstered egg chairs thrown in, and they look fantastic:
I don’t know if you can make out those sconces in the background, but they’re seriously good. Here’s a (somewhat) better image:
Sadly, they were custom designed for the show and aren’t comercially available. Then there’s the Waldorf dining room, featuring the ubiquitous Louis Ghost Chair. These have been dressed up with cushions (which I’ve never seen on a ghost chair before), and it really changes the look:
I love that single button tuft that you can see through the back of the clear acrylic chair. Until next time, XOXO.