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Film Set Inspiration: Interiors from the Oscar-Winning Film The Artist

From Silent Movies to Talkies — get the look of the Oscar-nominated French silent film ‘The Artist’:

This primarily silent film takes place during the end of the silent-movie era and the beginning of the time when films started including sound. This era brings to mind a sense of romance.

the artist

the artist dance

Filmed in black and white, the lines of the furniture and interior accessories really stand out. The sets from this film show a variety of styles — from boxy Art Deco to curvaceous and elaborate Art Nouveau. The more traditional furniture from the picture above would have been from an earlier period, but would still be around during the 1920s and 1930s.

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Get the Look:

aiden chair

Aiden Chair from Crate and Barrel

french lamp

French Antique-looking lamp from Restoration Hardware

An antique-looking mirror, like the one show below (with Mary Pickford, who’s house was used for part of the filming) is timeless and romantic:

vanity mirror


More ideas for furniture can be found if you look at this photo of Mary Pickford’s estate:
Pickfair Estate Sale

Robert Gould discusses the set design for The Artist in the NY Times.

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