Architectural Digest Chooses Stephen Shadley To Design Greenroom At The Annual Academy Awards®

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Architectural Digest, the world's definitive design magazine, has chosen AD100 interior designer Stephen Shadley to create the signature Architectural Digest Greenroom at the 81st Annual Academy Awards®

Architectural Digest Greenroom at the Oscars. Photo by Mary Nichols.

I grew up in L.A. and was always fascinated with motion picture set design, especially modern themes. Recently, furnishings from the seventies have become collectible and many classics reissued. It's a simple and sleek approach to living without a lot of extra stuff.

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Architectural Digest, the world's definitive design magazine, has chosen AD100 interior designer Stephen Shadley to create the signature Architectural Digest Greenroom at the 81st Annual Academy Awards, it was jointly announced today by Bruce Davis, Executive Director, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and Paige Rense, Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Digest. This is the seventh consecutive year that Architectural Digest will produce the exclusive backstage lounge for Oscar® presenters and honorees.

Ms. Rense comments: "Stephen Shadley is an appropriate choice to design the AD Greenroom at this year's Oscars, especially because several of his clients--including Diane Keaton, Woody Allen and Robert Altman--are movie legends. Stephen's work melds classic and contemporary for a glamorous conclusion."

Inspired by Hollywood film sets of the period, Shadley has chosen a "Seventies Modern" design for the AD Greenroom. Of his approach and its connection to the biggest movie event of the year, Stephen says, "I grew up in L.A. and was always fascinated with motion picture set design, especially modern themes. Recently, furnishings from the seventies have become collectible and many classics reissued. It's a simple and sleek approach to living without a lot of extra stuff."

The focal point of this year's Architectural Digest Greenroom will be a scenic backdrop showing a panoramic view of Los Angeles from the Hollywood hills. Shadley has a personal link to this dramatic photo; it is from the same studio where he started his career at 20th Century Fox as a scenic artist painting backdrops for the movies. The AD Greenroom will feature furnishings by Baker, including a customized 11-foot sofa with black lacquer arms, a Lucite-and-alabaster chandelier and garden seats; an 1100lb. bar constructed from one-of-a-kind Concetto Surface Art "Forza" by CaesarStone; and an updated take on the shag rug by Karastan.

About Architectural Digest
Architectural Digest is the world's definitive design magazine, reaching an audience of nearly 5 million readers each month. The magazine features the work of world-class authors and photographers and regularly presents a "first look" at the homes of leaders in the fields of entertainment, fashion, business, society and the arts. For more information, visit http://www.architecturaldigest.com. The AD100 is Architectural Digest's "picks" of the top 100 interior designers and architects in the world.

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