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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Set Decoration

This past weekend on Amazon you were able to stream the recent Golden Globe Award Winning  Television Show,  The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.  Since it snowed all weekend and it was cold as… ice…  I decided to do a respectable binge session and see what all the hype was about.

Let me tell you what all the hype should be about… the SET DECORATION (acting and storyline were amazing too).  But the set decoration was… incredible.  Every Vintage Lovers dream.  From pink Pyrex dishes to Dorthey Draper consoles, it was Mid-Century perfection.  I wanted to transport back to 1959 immediately to live in Midge Maisel’s beautiful Upper West Side digs.  I wanted to drink coffee from Jadeite mugs and sip Champagne from crystal coupes all while resting my head on chintz and moray fabric pillows!   It was all so retro chic.   Then I thought about it, and really… Midge’s pad is pretty on trend for being from the 1950’s.  Let’s take a peek at the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s Apartment…

Here we enter into the foyer.  Check out the footed pier console with the large horse statue.  And that beautiful statement making Chinoiserie pink rug.  Loving the blue paint and pink floral wallpaper along with the Asian Figure Lamp.  I found an amazing Chinese “Chou” Symbol replica rug from the UK (the British always have what I’m looking for).  The rest of the items are from Chairish and the wallpaper is from Wayfair (and affordable to boot!).

In the Dining Room we see an amazing Shell Console table with a classic urn shaped lamp and an eye catching horse plate.   As we peek into the Living Room the beautiful Asian silk screen stands out.   Leave it to Chairish to have a very similar Shell Console that just posted.  I have a feeling it will not be around long!

The scene I lingered on the longest pause session was Midge’s vanity. The Milk Glass Lamps and the French Opaline Trinket Boxes are always on my must-have list.  I’m always on the lookout for these items.  I was thrilled to see them front and center in this scene.  What you might not realize is that large pink opaline box below would set you back anywhere from $800-$2,000.

Pretty feminine vanities never go out of style and are functional!   You can splurge on some real opaline trinket boxes, or just decide to get some more afforable (but just as a effective) crystal trinket boxes.  Either way, it will make you feel special… and that is just priceless!  Until next time – GG

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  1. SDSA International


    This is a great article, very fun! One of members, Ellen Christiansen is the Set Decorator of THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL. We did an article about the show a few months back on our website in our online magazine SetDecor. We just wanted to point out that the title to this piece should be Set Decoration and not set design. In Film and Television a Set Decorator is the person responsible for what is listed in the article. A set designer on the other hand is basically a draftmans. If you would like more information on the craft of Set Decoration please visit our website

    Thanks again for writing such a fun article!

    Set Decorators Soceity of America International

    • ~GG

      Oh my gosh! Thank You so much for your comment and I will be sure to make those changes! I just absolutely LOVE love love… watching for the decoration as much as the story line. Ellen’s working is nothing short of amazing! Thank You again for reading. ~GG

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