Griffin and Wong Ltd
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Dracula mini-series on NBC Friday nights midcentury-living-room
 

Dracula mini-series on NBC Friday nights

NBC Jonathan Hession , David Lukacs
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The designers at Griffin and Wong are used to customizing their papers for clients in terms of colors and composition. ("It's OK to cut off flowers, but you don't want to cut an animal in half during placement," Bray says.) But this was a very large-scale, carefully calibrated project, much bigger than any project they had ever completed. They were provided with very precise CAD drawings of the elevations, including measurements down to the centimeter. The designs were laid out and then hand painted in China on 3-foot-wide rolls of silk. "There was no room for error, and if the director changed the dimensions, we had to redo them," Bray says.They wound up shipping 100 rolls from China to the sets in Budapest via FedEx; Bray says following the tracking for the three-day delivery was the most stressful part of the project. "Chinese New Year was about to begin, and we got everything done just in time," he says. After the rolls were packed and shipped to Budapest, he crossed his fingers and checked on the tracking for three days straight.

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margielynnj added this to margielynnj's Ideas
August 8, 2014
wallpaper in background
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March 29, 2014
wallpaper
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March 21, 2014
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December 24, 2013
Lighting was a big consideration when planning the sets; Dracula has to hide his aversion to sunlight and is also bringing new electric scientific innovations to London and Carfax Manor. "A lot of the design has to do with playing with shadow and light," Bray says. "The paper is full of copper pigments and has an antiqued effect. The silk's quality and texture plays with the light in ways a printed paper cannot." Rather than presenting the usual dark, dank Gothic Dracula castle, production designer Rob Harris and art director Jo Riddell added some whimsy to Dracula's surroundings. Elements in the silk paper, like large birds and flowers, add dashes of joy and glamour to the sets. They also help form a more dashing and glamorous Dracula character, who is posing as an American entrepreneur in this take on the story. A team of Italian painters worked in tandem, painstakingly matching the trim colors and gilded elements on the woodwork. In addition, they painted the vignettes you see in the box trim molding, using the wallpaper as a base. "This transitions the wallpaper's patterns through the rest of the set," Bray says. The sets' palettes dictated darker pinks, brilliant blues and emerald green in the paper to stand out against the gold.
Jodie Tavares added this to jodie_tavares's ideas
November 20, 2013
The designers at Griffin and Wong are used to customizing their papers for clients in terms of colors and composition. ("It's OK to cut off flowers, but you don't want to cut an animal in half during placement,"
dunyon added this to dunyon's ideas
November 12, 2013
dracula paper
Filigree Interior Design added this to michelle_bayless's Ideas
November 11, 2013
stencils
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November 11, 2013
Dracula
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November 10, 2013
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lloydzimmerman added this to lloydzimmerman's ideas
November 10, 2013
two story,balcony that fit a circle or dome structure..great colors great marquet floor
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November 10, 2013
dracula - one more
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November 10, 2013
floor
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November 10, 2013
Love the colors.
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November 10, 2013
Dracula NBC
Barbara Eagleson added this to great idea
November 10, 2013
putting the 2 colours side by side. oh yes!!! the hand painted silk wall paper on the Dracula set!!
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