About Sunday’s Oscars Ceremony Set Design

Architect David Rockwell designed the sets for last night’s Oscars ceremony within LA’s art deco Union Station to reflect the feeling of past Academy Awards nights. He transformed Union Station’s main ticket hall into the main venue for the 93rd Academy Awards main ceremony, which was delayed by two months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The set this year was inspired by the first Oscar ceremony in 1929, a more ore low-key affair for an audience of about 270 guests at the Hollywood Roosevelt hotel. Tickets were just $5. “The concept was really a very simple but beautiful dinner party,” says Rockwell. “In some ways, we had an invitation to return to that kind of intimacy, and that kind of connection.”

The very first Oscar ceremony was held in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt hotel. Rockwell Group wanted to emulate the flower-filled room and dinner party atmosphere in its design for the 93rd Academy Awards.
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Home Tour—an Elegantly Layered New York Apartment


In the middle of the week, we all look for a little bit inspiration to carry on. We came across designer Lilse McKenna’ New York apartment and truly amazed by how she re-arranged the overall layout to maximize storage while still keeping a high style.  Let’s take a look at her NYC apartment home together.

1. A balanced color palette.

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The red vintage velvet sofa is aN original piece. We are glad  that Lilse still keeps the way it is. And she balanced the bright red color with a lot of blue and white in this room. By doing so, she is not only able to  make the room feel bright and airy, but also able to showcase the fabulous artwork on the wall and patterned fabric on the throw pillows, lamp shades and ottoman cover as well.

2. Style her mantle with books.

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