The Crown Season Four Set Design: Discover How To Achieve a Royal Decoration

The Crown Season Four Set Design: Discover How To Achieve a Royal Decoration

November 25, 2020

Apartheid, an assassination, an avalanche, the Falklands War, and a palace break-in are just a few of the historical storylines in season four of Netflix Emmy-winning series The Crown—not to mention the long-awaited introduction of Princess Diana and the U.K.’s first female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. The Buckingham Palace sets stay the same stylistically, and the designer says the other sets don’t necessarily keep up with the times. “Just as the ’60s didn’t suddenly go Austin Powers, we didn’t go Dynasty,” he says. Architectural Digest just released set images from the incredible Netflix series The Crown, and CovetED brings them to you with a twist, take a look!

 

The Crown Season Four Set Design: Discover How To Have a Royal Decoration

 

The Crown Season Four Set Design: Discover How To Have a Royal Decoration

 

The Crown’s original production designer Martin Childs creates his magic once again for this instalment spanning from the late 1970s through 1990, turning soundstages and country estates into Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, Windsor Castle, Balmoral, Mustique, and the HMY Royal Britannia.

 

The Crown Season Four Set Design: Discover How To Have a Royal Decoration

 

The Crown Season Four Set Design: Discover How To Have a Royal Decoration

 

The Oscar- and Emmy-winning designer and his set decorators Sophie Coombes, Alison Harvey, and Carolyn Boult also designed the Prime Minister’s digs at 10 Downing Street, the Spencer family estate Althorp House, and a royal tour through Australia and New Zealand. The production team worked on some 400 sets for the 10 new episodes (on Netflix now) and found it essential they did not all look the same. “Designing the historical sets is more of an interpretation because you have to make them all look very different from each other; that is the aim. If you follow the research, they will all look alike,” Childs told.

 

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The Crown Season Four Set Design: Discover How To Achieve a Royal Decoration

 

The Crown Season Four Set Design: Discover How To Achieve a Royal Decoration

 

The re-enactment of the royal marriage is quite brief on the screen. The interior of Winchester Cathedral is substituted for St. Paul’s Cathedral and is the scene for the tension-filled rehearsal; the bride is shown here at Chelsea House before the nuptials. Much like the interiors, the gown, designed by Emmy Award-winning costume designer Amy Roberts, is a version of Princess Diana’s original wedding dress with a 25-foot train.

 

The Crown Season Four Set Design: Discover How To Achieve a Royal Decoration

 

The Crown Season Four Set Design: Discover How To Achieve a Royal Decoration

 

 

Prince Charles takes off for several weeks on royal duties during the engagement, leaving Diana to fend for herself at her new private quarters in Kensington Palace, where she spends her day’s roller skating to Duran Duran in the hallways and answering fan mail.

 

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LUMIERE ROUND MIRROR
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The Crown Season Four Set Design: Discover How To Achieve a Royal Decoration


 

A confluence of Victorian street lights and architectural tectonic form, the Lumiere Round Mirror exemplifies the contemporary dualities of art and functionality. The large round wall lamp sculpture is made of wood folded by polished stainless steel that portrays a perfect mirror. Through the manual fitting of hammered polished brass, sheet bursts an antique fixture with an intricate edge detailing arm topped by an elegant pane lantern hand-sculpted by a casting mould.

 

GALA CHANDELIER
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The Crown Season Four Set Design: Discover How To Achieve a Royal Decoration


 

Combining the modern age and luxury, the Gala Chandelier is a revival experience from the palatial apogee. Made with brass and clear crystal glass, this imposing item is perfect for any entrance or ballroom.

 

DAVIS ARMCHAIR
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The Crown Season Four Set Design: Discover How To Achieve a Royal Decoration


 

The Davis Sea, located along the coast of East Antarctica, inspired our designers to create DAVIS Wingback Armchair. This fully upholstered high-back chair will add character and elegance to any modern interior design thanks to its timeless design.

 

MILLICENT
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Millicent’s graceful curves and stunning looks are worthy of a high profile socialite plastered in the headlines of every gossip column. Her flirty body covered in soft velvet upholstery and stylish curved legs will make her the star of your boudoir, or the life of the party.

 

CONCAVE METAMORPHOSIS
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The Crown Season Four Set Design: Discover How To Achieve a Royal Decoration


 

The Concave Metamorphosis Mirror portrays a territorial dispute, where chaos is indulged and spread across simplicity represented by the clean slate upon which it takes place. A take on metamorphosis from both its literal and philosophical meaning, this luxurious mirror represents the removal of creative boundaries and tests the beauty ideal.

 

 


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