Sunday, April 19, 2009

Grandeur


Even if you don't find the story captivating, and I'm not quite sure how that could be, the sets and costumes of HBO's Grey Gardens are remarkable.

1940's country house?  I know, not a big stretch for me.

The renovated gardens were photographed for the New York Times here.

15 comments:

Cote de Texas said...

did you notice they have a Swedish settee in the entry hall? not very authentic!

I am so in love with how it looks in reality today - the gardens!!! omg! the front hall with the stiped wallpaper, to die for! Quinn has such exquisite taste.

After the movie, my daughter and I watched the documentary again and we were singing and screaming at each other all night.

EEEEEEEDDDDUIIIEEEEEEEE

Those were two bored women!

balsamfir said...

I've been trying to find out more about this house for several years; it wasn't named in Garden Design's article on Victoria Fensterer. I can't wait to see the special, and hopefully more of the extraordinary gardens.

victoria thorne said...

adoramus te

Pigtown-Design said...

no hbo in my house. but the pix in the nyt were wonderful.

Mrs. Blandings said...

Joni - I love the image of you and your daughter watching this together. Perfect.

Mrs. Blandings said...

balsamfir - lots on the gardens at NYT - much less in the movie.

Mrs. Blandings said...

vt - totally mutual.

Mrs. Blandings said...

Meg! Make a new friend who does! Ok, short of that, I'm sure it will be out on video in no time.

North of 25A said...

Wonderful article written by Big Edie's grandson, Bouvier Beale, Jr. & fabulous pictures in the May issue of Town & Country. I have to watch it again - I have seen the original & cannot believe how spot on the HBO version is. It was like Jessica Lange & Drew Barrymore were channeling those two amazing and tragic (?) women.

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Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I was entranced. And so pleased that Sally got her hands on the place and restored the glory.

pve design said...

My daughter and I also watched, from the comfort of my bed - in our robes, a turbans, and a dash of lipstick. Oh it was fun, and also a bit crazy.
Eccentricity is in vogue now.

Mrs. Blandings said...

North of 25A - Thanks for the heads-up, I grabbed it.

Mary Kay Andrews said...

Saw the play on Broadway. It was amazing. Don't have HBO. Drat!

Easy and Elegant Life said...

My friend The Architect TiVo'ed it! Hoorah! Mrs.E. and I will bring along some sort of dinner to watch it first week of May.