Paula Benson

Home office inspiration from the movies

Working from home? If you're getting a little bored of the same four walls of your home office set up and are in need of some inspiration, this 'quick-read' post offers up six films...

The real story behind Alex’s turntable in A Clockwork Orange

Music aficionados and eagle-eyed film fans alike will have found their gaze drawn to the futuristic turntable in Alex DeLarge's bedroom in the 1971 dystopian film A Clockwork Orange. Alex...

Sneak Peek: Interiors inspiration from Malcolm & Marie

Directed by Sam Levinson and starring John David Washington and Zendaya, Malcolm & Marie looks like it will be bringing us some swoon-worthy set decoration when it hits Netflix...

Hitchcock inspired interiors

Alfred Hitchcock, the grand master of suspense, had a profound effect not only on story telling and filming techniques but also on film sets, aesthetics and use of space. French architect and designer Morgane...

Iconic film sets reimagined as Polly Pockets

First invented in 1983 by Chris Wiggs who built a tiny dollhouse in a powder compact for his daughter, Kate, the Polly Pocket concept has since been relaunched, redesigned and has a trilogy of...

We’ve made the 2020 shortlist for Best Design Inspiration blog – again!

We'd like to say a big thank you to all our FFFriends and FFFollowers who voted for us in the Oscars of the interior...

Book review: The Architecture of Cinematic Spaces

I was in my early 20s at art college in London when I first saw The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. The theatrical film sets of Robert Wiene's 1920 German...

How do you recreate an authentic 1940s Hollywood?

Everyone likes to immerse themselves in a little Hollywood glamour from time to time. Production Designer Matthew Flood Ferguson and his team reimagined a series of iconic locations and...

Belle: The story of an important figure in Black British history set amid some fine period interiors

Largely set at London's former stately home Kenwood House, Belle is a period drama based on the real-life, 18th-century...

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