Beth Kushnick, Set Decorator, is here to answer your questions about the look and set decoration on The Good Wife. Beth has worked in the film and television industry for over 25 years on such projects as Reversal of Fortune, Rounders, Law and Order Trial By Jury, and Fringe. She is a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and The Set Decorators Society of America.
If you have questions about The Good Wife set, send Beth an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
First off, nice job on designing the set for "The Good Wife". I have been a fan since early on, and love her apartment! I I'd like to know what colors and paint type you are using in the living area. There is a beautiful green if I recall...my place is not unlike the set so I'd like to look at the colors to see if they'd work as well in my space.
The living room is wallpapered and unfortunately that paper has been discontinued.
Where can I get the bedding set used in Alicia's room? I love it.
Alicia's bedding has been discontinued but try www.frenchquarterlinens.com for similar beautiful choices.
I would love to know Alicia's bedroom wall color and manufacturer. Also, it is a set, right, and not a Chicago apartment?
You are correct. Alicia's apartment is a 3000 sq ft. set on a sound stage in Brooklyn NY. We use Chicago backdrops out the windows of the set.
Where are the cabinets that are in the kitchen?
The kitchen cabinets were custom made by our set carpenters.
Where can I get the prints with the different Chicago street names (e.g. Grant, Michigan, etc.) that hang in the office?
Those were designed specifically for the set and we had them made.
There seems to be so many little personal touches around the set, especially in the Florrick's apartment, what was the process you went through to achieve that, did you collaborate closely with the actors, directors, writers, etc or were you given a certain amount of free will?
As a set decorator for over 25 years I strive to create an environment as rich and layered as possible. The Florrick home had to tell a story that initially did not include Peter (Chris Noth) so the home was centered on Alicia (Julianna Margulies) and her two children. The family had to downsize when they moved from a larger home but we worked to create a comfortable environment primarily for the two teenage children. I work closely with the production designer Stephen Hendrickson as well as the producers and show creators Robert and Michelle King. We have added more layers and specific items each episode as the script dictates. As the set decorator I am given a certain amount of free will to give the characters history and make choices for them.
I was particularly admiring the planter in Alicia's kitchen that's plainly visible when she's talking to Peter the morning after in the Heart episode. It looks as though it's a brown/grey color with maybe a daisy design on it? Do you have the maker of it or know where I can go to order the same one?
The planter was purchased at an antique store I shop at frequently called John Koch Antiques in NYC. It is one of a kind. They have many other beautiful items at www.kochantiques.com
Who are the artists or names of the paintings in the law offices? The large abstracts?
The scenic artists who work on our show have created the artwork based on research and direction from myself and the production designer.
I am trying to create the living room in my house. I found the sofa in the living room but would appreciate any help about the chair and ottoman maker and colors. Also, love the wallpaper and paint colors on the walls in the living room. Any help on this room would be so appreciated!!!
The chair is from Baker but it is an old piece and not available anymore. There are chairs with a similar shape at many fine furniture stores. Look for one that is larger in scale instead of a petite chair.
Where did you find Diane's desk in her office. I Love it
The desk is an antique one of a kind piece from John Koch Antiques. There is a similar desk of metal tressle legs with a glass top available at Find in Brooklyn, NY. You can reach them at 718-369-2705. Ask for Dennis.
I love the wallpaper in Stern Lockhart and Gardner, I want that for my office. Where can I find it?
The wallpaper is Delphos #KSC 33452 link