Interior Inspiration: Laura Mars' New York Penthouse

Interior Inspiration: Laura Mars' New York Penthouse

Keehnan Konyha
Sep 30, 2008


Taken by Sarah's post on Holy Mountain and Gregory's Top 10 Films for Decor Inspiration, we couldn't not post one of our favorite New York movie apartments of all time: Faye Dunaway's uptown penthouse in Eyes Of Laura Mars...

Dunaway plays Laura Mars, a fashion photographer given to violent episodes of precognition. Set in 1978, her apartment defines the urban glamour of the period, with surfaces of almost exclusively lucite, chrome, suede and mirror.

What strikes us the most about this interior is the way in which it's seemingly limited themes are carried successfully throughout the entire set - the monochromatic taupe carpeting and upholstered walls move from room to room, as do it's themes of reflective surface, spare arrangement, and minimal object-based decor. The apartment as a whole is the theme, and doesn't rely on after-the-fact collecting or eclecticism, but instead on an initial, singular idea.

Interestingly, Laura's prop photographs were actually taken by Helmut Newton and Rebecca Blake, professional high-fashion photographers, and help to create a unified aesthetic for the film - one of dark, polished luxury and wealth.


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