Academy Awards Green Room: Architectural Digest Selects Stephen Shadley

A Little bird from Architectural Digest let me in on something:

Architectural Digest has chosen AD100 interior designer Stephen Shadley to create the signature Architectural Digest Greenroom at the 81st Annual Academy Awards.

AD Editor-in-Chief Paige Rense comments: “Stephen Shadley is an appropriate choice to design the AD Greenroom at this year’s Oscars, especially because several of his clients--including Diane Keaton, Woody Allen and Robert Altman--are movie legends. Stephen’s work melds classic and contemporary for a glamorous conclusion.”

The Green Room will be styled in "Seventies Modern" and will feature Baker Furniture, an 1100 pound bar constructed from one-of-a-kind Concetto Surface Art "Forza" by CaesarStone, and a lush shag rug by Karastan.

Mr. Steven Shadley

Mr. Stephen Shadley has been on the AD100 list for many years, and it is easy to see why. A prolific designer, Shadley has developed long time friendships with many of his very well known clients. Diane Keaton has been a friend for over 30 years.

Architectural Digest, April 2005, Photo by Tim Street-Porter

At least two of her homes by Shadley have graced the cover of AD. Designed in the California Monterey or Spanish Colonial style, Both homes house an impressive collection of Monterey furniture, pottery and art: Catalina and Bauer pots, landscapes by Maynard Dixon, Frank Tenney Johnson, Edgar Payne and Carl Oscar Borg. This home is a 1920's Bel Air house set on an acre of land. Shadley transformed it from a non-descript remodeled home to a vintage Spanish work of art.

Photo by Tim Street Porter

Diane's office converted from what was once the garage. Amazing bulletin board of "Diane's visuals". Old factory table becomes a desk.

Sitting Room off the stair all. Photo by Tim Street Porter

Architectural Digest, July 1999. Photo by Tim Street Porter

This is the cover of my well worn AD July 1999 issue featuring another Keaton house by Shadley. Mr. Shadley restored this Wallace Neff house in Beverly Hills from the untouched original with restraint and care. Many of the original light fixtures were preserved in the process. Classic in every still retains it's style in the ten years since the magazine was issued.

Photo by Tim Street-Porter

Monterey "Buckaroo" chair, a photograph by David Wojnarowicz, and Bauer pots. Sconce is original to the house.

Shadley also had a hand in creating the modern "barn" for Keaton near the Hudson River in New York. While a completely different style, there is a similarity in the sculptural spareness to the objects in the space.

A grouping of Eames chairs dot the all white interior of the space.

The black and white color palette creates a gallery-like atmosphere.

Photos by Michael Mundy

Love the ethereal star-like quality of the pair of modern chandeliers between the trusses.

Mr. Shadley has a very broad scope of talent, as is apparent when one jumps from this modern barn to the restoration of a 1928 South Carolina Craftsman bungalow.

Architectural Digest, June 2006, Photo by Steven Brooke

Asian antiques mix with Arts and Crafts furnishings in this clean and classic interior.

Mr. Shadley has a way of creating comfort and interest in such a beautiful way without adding too much. His designs are always clear and classic. Evidenced by his portfolio on his website here, I have included a few more images for your viewing pleasure:

Private Residence in Upstate New York. Photo by Steve Gross and Sue Daley

Home of Cari and Matthew Modine, Greenwich Village. Photo by Jaime Ardiles-Arce

Congratulations to Mr. Shadley! And to Architectural Digest for picking such a talent. I look forward to seeing the realization of his creative vision for the Academy Awards Green Room this year!