This project started with a huge amount of research to understand set designs.
We had never done one before!!
During this time everyone on the Design Lines team observed and took notes of television shows, talk shows and even news shows to gain knowledge and expertise in the set designs. What we found was really neat!
If you focus tonight on a couple of news shows, more often then not the anchors will be in front of a shade of blue. This is because no matter the skin tone, everyone looks good in front of blue. However, traditionally this blue is not any ordinary blue, it is a bright cobalt blue. Common themes we saw throughout our research on talk show sets is that they vary from living room scenes to high bar stool set-ups and even have a combination of both. A couple of examples we looked at were Hoda & Kathy Lee, The View and Oprah.
So in the end, this is what we came up with. See the previous post or click on “My Carolina Today” category on the right to see Judy being interviewed by Sharon Delaney. There you will hear the vision and our inspiration from Judy in her own words.
Below are a few photographs of the My Carolina Today set under construction.
The doors are in!
Below is the installation of the the plexi glass. Later the doors would be lit with down lights and a tree picture added from behind to give the viewer the illusion that we were actually sitting inside someone’s living room.
Below is one angle of the finished set.
The whole set.
(The furniture was provided by Nowells Furniture.)
Judy’s first television debut on My Carolina Today! We are all so proud. The video below talks about the inspiration and the vision we had for the set.
Judy talks about the Australian Wormy Chestnut floors which was installed by Bill with Select Forest Products.
Mike & Ann from Eidolon Designs, we couldn’t have done the set without them. Thank you Mike & Ann!
Rick of Taps & Latches talks about the special details-the hardware.
Of course can not forget the lighting too”House of Lights of Cary.” Greg with Judy & Sharon.
We will keep you posted on what we will be filming for our next segment!
Get the DVRs ready! Design Lines will be on “My Carolina Today” a local television show March 16th at 11:00am on channel 6 (NBC 17). This premiere will showcase the work we did along with Eidolon Designs, Taps & Latches, Gonzalez Painting, Select Forest Products Flooring, ICI Paints in Cary and Sun Protection to build the set design for the show.
The show will grow through the construction process and even showcase a time lapse. There are interviews with Judy and the rest of the team. It is really neat, you must check it out and let us know what you think!
We will also have the show on up on our YouTube Channel so you can view it later if the ever infamous DVR doesn’t work and you are stuck at work!
Performing Arts meets Interior Design!
Design Lines was spotted out last night at the Durham Performing Arts Center to see the eight-time Tony award winning production of Hairspray. Judy and Hilaire are avid supporters of the performing arts and when the invitation arose they just couldn’t resist. You might have remembered seeing the 2007 movie revival with John Travolta, MichellePfeiffer and Queen Latifah.
One of our recent projects was coming up with the set design concept for the newest local television show on NBC-17 called “My Carolina Today.” You might have seen promos running during the Olympics. I know I have! The hosts of the show are Sharon Delaney, Page Crawford and Valonda Calloway.
We were thrilled to be a part of the creative process of constructing the set design. Next Tuesday we will bring to you the “befores & afters” with a big extended post on the whole project from start to finish. It was a very rewarding and fun experience working with the team at NBC-17.
Plus, check us out on air as we give you and the greater Raleigh community the best advice in interior design.You can catch the show everyday starting March 1st on NBC 17 at 11:00am right after Kathie Lee & Hoda. We will let you know in advance when we will be on so you can DVR it if you are at work.