On The Set: Sofia Coppola's Somewhere

On The Set: Sofia Coppola's Somewhere

Abby Stone
Dec 6, 2010

One of the movies I'm looking forward to seeing this holiday season is Somewhere, the latest film by Sofia Coppola. The story of an actor (Stephen Dorff), recuperating from a broken arm, who finds his life interrupted and then changed by reconnecting with his young daughter (Elle Fanning), is set at The Chateau Marmont, the quintessential LA hangout.

Worn and homey, the muted colors and rich textured velvets and brocades of the upholstery and the threadbare Persian carpets of The Chateau Marmont have a faded elegance. The terra cotta floors of the lobby and the staircases, the deep casement windows and multi-turrented facade all read more "crumbling Spanish hacienda" than hip and expensive hotel. Soft colors and prints are mixed with the abandon of a Bedouin's caravan — and it all seems to work. Why? Mostly because the furniture's all worn and inviting, inviting casual lounging, partly because the lighting, soft as candlelight, makes it all appear romantic.

Read the full article at W Magazine | ON SET: Somewhere.

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Images: Paul Jasmin, Harris Savides / W Magazine; additional photos: IMDB

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