When the 85th annual Academy Awards is held on Sunday, February 24, the fortunate stars who hear their names announced after “And the winner is …” will have a stylish, elegant lounge to relish their victory in backstage thanks to Los Angeles designer Madeline Stuart.
Billed as the Architectural Digest Greenroom, the room will be an Art Deco–style space inspired by 1930s-Hollywood glamour and, in particular, legendary art director and set designer Cedric Gibbons, who most notably designed the coveted Oscar statuettes.
Stuart tells Architectural Digest, “My goal was to create a space where contemporary stars wouldn’t be surprised to bump into Cary Grant or Katharine Hepburn.”
Stuart, who ranks among Architectural Digest’s AD100 and was named by Elle Décor as one of the leading 25 designers in the country, is the daughter of director Mel Stuart, known best for the 1971 classic film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. A leading member of the Los Angeles design community, Stuart is no stranger to designing for Hollywood’s elite as well as clientele from the world of business and finance.
More on the AD Greenroom at ArchitecturalDigest.com.