Thursday, January 21, 2010

San Francisco Designer, Grant K. Gibson

Noted by Domino Magazine as one of the "10 Designers to Watch", San Francisco based designer, Grant Gibson seems to be popping up everywhere these days.
With his recent and notable feature in the New York Times ( and a plethora of other shelter magazines ), a thriving interior design business, a popular design blog and several San Francisco Show Houses under his belt, this designer is certainly one to watch.
Refreshingly humble and generous in his attitude and approach, Gibson sits with us and discusses how it all started for him, his approach to design and clients and how he feeds the buzz.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Someone's Gotta Get Her -

Beth Rubino, the Set Decorator for Something's Gotta Give and It's Complicated.

And we got her!!! The Academy Award nominated, Set Decorator extraordinaire Beth Rubino sat down at the Skirted Roundtable to talk about - you got it - Something's Gotta Give, the popular Nancy Meyers film which starred the beautiful Southampton beach house as much as any of its Hollywood actors! But, the surprise was on us.

The Living Room From from Something's Gotta Give

It turned out that Beth Rubino is far too a fascinating and intelligent a woman to be pigeonholed by just one movie, despite the fact that we want her to be. Beth is full of stories about the movie industry and what her job as Set Decorator entails. We get Beth to discuss the famous beach house with its even more famous blue and white rug - which she tells us all about.

The Dining Room from Something's Gotta Give

And we got Beth to tell us the secret of exactly where the inspiration for the house came from - especially the much beloved dining room with its wall of white ironstone.

We discuss fellow blogger - Annechovie aka the artist Anne Harwell. Harwell's famous chair painting was in the movie "It's Complicated," Nancy Meyer's latest blockbuster!

Anne's chair painting can be seen behind Meryl Streep in the infamous pot-smoking bathroom scene. Congrats Anne!!!

The Concourse Level of the Twin Towers designed by Beth Rubino for the movie World Trade Center.
But life as a Set Decorator is not all beautiful Southampton beach houses. In Oliver Stone's "World Trade Center," Beth was challenged to recreate the concourse level of the Twin Towers. Beth describes for us what happened the day the invited first responders came to visit the set.

Please join Linda, Megan and Joni as they talk Hollywood and the most famous movie house ever with the woman who designed it, down to the last glass in the kitchen! You do NOT want to miss this one!!!


Monday, January 4, 2010

Stephen Drucker, Editor-in-Chief of House Beautiful joins us

This week, we welcome Stephen Drucker, editor-in-chief of House Beautiful to the table. Recorded in early December, we chatted about the December issue, featuring this amazing cover spread by designer Jill Brinson:

 and our own podcast from August called "Who do we think we are anyway?" .