August 1, 2012

Oscar Backstage Lounge

The 84th Annual Academy Awards was held in Los Angeles and for the tenth year in a row, Architectural Digest produced the ceremony’s greenroom for presenters and honorees to relax in style. Here’s a look at this year and the past eight years of Green Rooms ...

Ovo je 10. godina kako se u Los Anđelesu održava tradicionalna manifestacija dodele Oskara.Kao

Waldo Fernandez, AD100 interior designer, was selected to create the backstage lounge for the event and went with an old Hollywood theme featuring relaxed, elegant and festive tones throughout the room. 


Designed by Waldo Fernandez. The bookcase featured different film clips made into covers for the books
Inspired by 1930s and ‘40s Hollywood, the exclusive backstage lounge at the 2012 Oscars is as glamorous as the stars on the red carpet. 

Two Moroccan carpets were used in the room over Hume floors from the California Classic Reserve Collection

 The concept this year is an elegant, 1940s-style , library with a sophisticated color palette and furnishings celebrating Hollywood's golden era. Designed by Michael S. Smith, the White House decorator. 

82nd Annual Academy Awards Greenroom – Designer Roger Thomas designed the 2010 Greenroom around a custom paint-splattered floor

81st Annual Academy Awards Greenroom – Designer Stephen Shadley used a photographic backdrop of the Los Angeles skyline for the focal point of the 2009 Greenroom, creating a lounge area similar to that of a 1970s modern home with a panoramic view of the city.

President of Dorothy Draper & Co., Carleton Varney, was the mastermind behind the Green Room of the 80th Annual Academy Awards in 2008. He was inspired by Draper’s original sketches for the Beverly Hills Hotel and her 1940s design of the Arrowhead Springs Resort.

Matthew White & Frank Webb teamed up with Global Green USA and the Natural Resources Defense Council to create an eco-friendly Greenroom for the 79th Oscars in 2007. I bet you can’t tell that the carpet is made out of recycled plastic bottles!

In 2006, Roy and Dorothy transformed the Greenroom into an “intimate yet luxe lobby of a fantasy movie theater in honor of S. Charles Lee, the prolific designer of legendary theaters”.

The Christophers had Diana Vreeland in mind when they created the Greenroom for the 77th Annual Academy Awards in 2005.

In 2004, Dorothy and Roy (also a former television set designer) wanted the 76th Greenroom to be a contemporary take on the Hollywood Regency style.

Designed by Roy Christopher and his wife Dorothy
Roy Christopher – veteran art director of the Academy Awards telecast – and his wife Dorothy designed the first four Architectural Digest Green Rooms. For the 75th Annual Academy Awards in 2003, the Christophers created a space they described as “a tip of the hat to the glamorous settings from Hollywood’s Golden Age.”

Photo Credits: Fred Licht (1) Erhard Pfeiffer (2-5) Mary E. Nichols (6-8) Roger Davies (9) all photos from Architectural Digest



  1. That is incredibly beautiful <3
    Can't make up my mind what room i like more :)

    Nice post <3

  2. This is amazing! I had no idea so much time and effort was put into creating a beautiful green room for the Oscars! Thanks for sharing!

    Also, thanks for the visit to my blog... I'm following you now too!

    peace&love, Jill
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