For the favored Netflix sequence, Seibel needed to hunt throughout the titular metropolis for distinctive, uncommon items to assist make the present shine. Having labored on the final two episodes of one other location-heavy present—Intercourse and the Metropolis—she’s an skilled of bringing a fantastical aptitude to units. Whether or not it was utilizing lighting by Italian model Lodes (which may be seen in Gabriel’s restaurant in Emily in Paris), to cozy antiques for the places of work or condo scenes, every bit wanted to seize the ethos of the present.
“For season two, I went to flea markets, vintage sellers, and gala’s, non-public collections by means of individuals I do know, and extra,” Seibel says. “I needed to construct a few of our new units, like creating the brand new look of Gabriel’s restaurant, in addition to attempting to proceed searching for uncommon issues and beautiful areas. I used historic locations in Paris for the present too,” she says.
Siebel labored intently with the present’s set decorator Christelle Maisonneuve for ending touches. “We sourced furnishings and lamps from a wide range of sources,” she says, together with native flea markets, classic outlets, and the web secondhand market Le Bon Coin (an Provide Up–like platform for France).
Maisonneve constructed issues by hand as properly. Tropical leaves she discovered at a secondhand market, for example, reworked right into a hand-painted, fan-shaped DIY headboard for Emily’s mattress, a design impressed by Twentieth-century mahogany Thonet beds.
“Emily’s world is stuffed with fantasy, sensuality, magnificence, and is uncommon,” Seibel says. “It’s so enjoyable to do that in such a tragic interval. It’s an escape to a extra joyful environment.”
Véronique Melery, set decorator of No Time To Die
Melery has an extended historical past of engaged on movies that use genuine French furnishings, whether or not it’s Sofia Coppola’s 18th-century drama Marie Antoinette or the Twentieth-century setting of Phantom Thread.
One among Melery’s latest initiatives was No Time to Die, a movie from the James Bond sequence that options units crammed with French country-style furnishings. (The movie was partly shot on the Francis Ford Coppola–owned resort Palazzo Margherita within the city of Bernalda, which is crammed with historic furnishings and lighting by French inside designer Jacques Grange).
Her favourite locations to supply French furnishings embrace Maison Soubrier Antiques and Decor, which Home & Backyard has referred to as the “best-kept secret” for antiques in Paris. “They’ve uncommon Nineteen Forties iconic French items, in addition to Napoleon III and Artwork Deco furnishings in pristine situation,” Melery says. One other favourite is La Compagnie des Lucioles in Pommeuse, France, which is a warehouse crammed with retro furnishings. Simply outdoors of Paris, Marché Jules Vallès is an ignored, low-key flea market too.
It helped that she befriended Parisian vintage vendor Bernard Steinitz, who gave her entry to his assortment, which incorporates “work, furnishings, objects—a world of wonders,” she says. (Melery as soon as discovered a tea set there that belonged to Marie Antoinette, which she used within the Coppola movie.)
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