One of the things that I love most about movies is their ability to transport a viewer into another world. From the effortless chic of French New Wave to the dramatic style of a Period Film the sets alone are sometimes worth watching for.
The Young Victoria starring Emily Blunt (2009) is filled with the sort of details that make the movie. The scenes are lush and layered with color, texture and ornate details that speak to the no holds barred luxury of 19th century British Royalty. The sets incorporate gilded mirrors and frames, intricately woven rugs and draperies, and tailored furniture upholstered in brocade. Other standout details include candelabras draped in crystals, pattered wallpaper (which is having a comeback), jewel toned walls, and standout moldings and architectural details leafed in gold. Surrounding the palace are well manicured gardens structured around sculpted topiaries.
Images: Apparition Films