Recently, I was asked to design a movie set for a film being shot for the Hallmark Channel called “The Farmer and the Belle”. I was honored that the creative team of the movie selected me, my company and custom made furniture designs for this movie shoot.
Since most of the filming would take place in Tennessee – my job was to create the look of a NYC apartment from a loft warehouse in Tennessee!
New York City apartments are fun to design! I lived in New York City for over four years before moving to the Hamptons. I identified with how Belle might live in the city.
So as my vision came to life for Belle I considered how a single NYC model would live in such an amazing fast paced city as New York. Since Belle was considered a successful model that would mean that she would have the nicest, chic furnishings to fill a large NYC apartment – vibrant and colorful, yet sophisticated.
The next step was to determine the color tones of the space that would pop on screen – Starting from a clean palette of white we decided to design a sofa, two matching chairs and large ottoman for the main living room area and additional two chairs (swivel) in lime green that would bring a stunning touch of color to compliment both seating areas in focus of the camera. Once the furniture and artwork was in place, I believe Belle’s character came to a colorful life.
Once we had location I started to work on the visual design and planning.
100% American made, solid hardwood frames, eight way hand-tied construction, the finest hand-crafted furniture manufacturing company that has proved time and time again their quality, workmanship to me and my clients needs – always performing in our sometimes tight schedules.
Transitional, Clean and Inspiring was our vision for the NYC Apartment look.
Following my vision, drawings and ultimately Carolina Custom Leather brought to life my specifications to exceeding expectations.
Cleaning and Prep Day
Delivery / Install Day
Directing and maybe a little “bossing around”
The custom furniture turned out perfect for the space – simple elegance – and definitely transformed to look like a NYC apartment.
Special Thanks to our Artist Lynette Melnyk – a talented and very creative artist who beautifully captured my vision of color and movement for Belle’s Apartment.
Lynette painted masterpieces of contemporary inspiration of soft calming tones along with vibrant and rich blues and greens – we couldn’t be happier with the final look.
Actual shoot on location at “Belle’s Apartment” during the movie
Montgomery Lane is into all things design! I love making and finding Artisans who create
and support the USA in manufacturing, of all materials and sustainable products, Made in the U.S.A.
“Wishing you a well designed Day!”
We anticipate the joy this movie will bring to many families and friends for years to come.
See you at the Online Premiere! November 29th at 7:30 pm EST