THE GOOD PLACE

  • Set Decorator
    Kimberly Wannop SDSA
    Production Designers
    Ian Phillips
    NBC


    The now classic exterior of THE GOOD PLACE neighborhood...
    The series finale is Thursday!

    Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper.
    Photo by Colleen Hayes © 2019 NBCUniversal Media


  • Set Decorator
    Kimberly Wannop SDSA
    Production Designers
    Ian Phillips
    NBC


    The Good Place neighborhood...

    Completely revamped for a mystical episode with the poignant message,
    Help Is Other People...

    Ted Danson, D'Arcy Carden.
    Screen shot courtesy of NBCUniversal Media © 2019


  • Set Decorator
    Kimberly Wannop SDSA
    Production Designers
    Ian Phillips
    NBC


    The Good Place neighborhood...

    Up close! What you don’t see in these photos of the stage area, are the surrounding public areas of the party.

    Set Decorator Kim Wannop SDSA reveals,
    “This was a huge redress of our Good Place Neighborhood, with beautiful rentals of teepees from Town and Country. Each teepee was decorated as lounges or buffet stations. We had tons of food, seafood towers, bar stations and ice sculptures. Construction also built giant light towers...it was strikingly beautiful, especially as the night turned dark.”

    Ted Danson, D'Arcy Carden.
    Photo by Colleen Hayes © 2019 NBCUniversal Media


  • Set Decorator
    Kimberly Wannop SDSA
    Production Designers
    Ian Phillips
    NBC


    The Good Place neighborhood...

    All is wonderful until a sinkhole suddenly appears!

    D'Arcy Carden, Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto.
    Photo by Colleen Hayes © 2019 NBCUniversal Media


  • Set Decorator
    Kimberly Wannop SDSA
    Production Designers
    Ian Phillips
    NBC


    Bad Janet’s holding cell, Michael’s desk...

    Michael, the architect of The Good Place who once was from The Bad Place, is determining Bad Janet’s present/future...
    He obviously has very good taste...somewhat arcane, but very good!

    Ted Danson.
    Photo by Colleen Hayes © 2019 NBCUniversal Media


  • Set Decorator
    Kimberly Wannop SDSA
    Production Designers
    Ian Phillips
    NBC


    Bad Janet’s holding cell, Michael’s desk...

    Kim says,
    “This was so fun to decorate, very minimal, a lounge, desk chair and odd desk dressing.
    Pieces from Modernica...”


    Ted Danson, D'Arcy Carden
    Photo by Colleen Hayes © 2019 NBCUniversal Media


  • Set Decorator
    Kimberly Wannop SDSA
    Production Designers
    Ian Phillips
    NBC


    Michael’s office...

    “A staple perm set since episode one of the show...”

    Ted Danson as Michael, William Jackson Harper as Chidi

    Photo by Colleen Hayes © 2019 NBCUniversal Media


  • Set Decorator
    Kimberly Wannop SDSA
    Production Designers
    Ian Phillips
    NBC


    Chidi’s childhood home...

    The boy is explaining to his parents why they should not divorce...

    Photo by Colleen Hayes © 2019 NBCUniversal Media


  • Set Decorator
    Kimberly Wannop SDSA
    Production Designers
    Ian Phillips
    NBC


    Chidi’s childhood home...

    Set Decorator Kim Wannop SDSA gives a shout out to Propmaster Gay Perello...

    Photo by Colleen Hayes © 2019 NBCUniversal Media


  • Set Decorator
    Kimberly Wannop SDSA
    Production Designers
    Ian Phillips
    NBC


    Chidi’s childhood home...

    Beautifully realized, so much specific and cohesive revelation of characters and time period...

    Photo by Colleen Hayes © 2019 NBCUniversal Media


  • Set Decorator
    Kimberly Wannop SDSA
    Production Designers
    Ian Phillips
    NBC


    Chidi’s apartment...

    Kim points out this is one of the sets that Set Decorator David Smith SDSA decorated when he stepped in for her while she was on maternity leave...

    Jameela Jamil, Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper.
    Screen shot courtesy of NBCUniversal Media © 2019


  • Set Decorator
    Kimberly Wannop SDSA
    Production Designers
    Ian Phillips
    NBC


    Chidi’s apartment...

    Lifelike!

    Manny Jacinto, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper.
    Screen shot courtesy of NBCUniversal Media © 2019


  • Set Decorator
    Kimberly Wannop SDSA
    Production Designers
    Ian Phillips
    NBC


    Eleanor & Chidi’s new home...

    We saw a peek of this in the most recent episode, the full reveal of this set will be in the finale!

    Kim says,
    “It was great to finally get to redo Eleanor's house for the finale.
    We needed to bring in elements from Chidi and to determine what Eleanor would really like to have.
    Since it was originally decorated to annoy the Eleanor character and was kept that way over the entire series, this really gave me a chance to finally give Eleanor a home.”



    Photo by Colleen Hayes © 2019 NBCUniversal Media


  • Set Decorator
    Kimberly Wannop SDSA
    Production Designers
    Ian Phillips
    NBC


    Judge's Chamber...

    “The art department actually manufactured giant ‘Clubs’ for the portal doors...”

    D'Arcy Carden.
    Photo by Colleen Hayes © 2019 NBCUniversal Media



  • Set Decorator
    Kimberly Wannop SDSA
    Production Designers
    Ian Phillips
    NBC


    Janet’s holding cell...

    “In trying to dress a holding cell for Janet, a non-human being with spectacular powers, we needed a special element, the light towers from LCW were a perfect find.”

    Ted Danson, D'Arcy Carden
    Photo by Colleen Hayes ©


  • Set Decorator
    Kimberly Wannop SDSA
    Production Designers
    Ian Phillips
    NBC


    DemonCon...

    Rescuing the kidnapped Good Janet from The Bad Place...

    What you don’t see is the reverse shot of the room full of convention attendees sitting at fully dressed tables.
    Rentals were from LA Party Rents, Dazian, History for Hire, Omega|Cinema Props, Jackson Shrub.

    Manny Jacinto, D'Arcy Carden, Ted Danson, Marc Evan Jackson.
    Photo by Colleen Hayes © 2019 NBCUniversal Media



  • Set Decorator
    Kimberly Wannop SDSA
    Production Designers
    Ian Phillips
    NBC


    The Bad Place headquarters...

    Bad Janet will be sent to take Good Janet’s place when she’s kidnapped...

    D'Arcy Carden
    Screen shot courtesy of NBCUniversal Media © 2019



  • Set Decorator
    Kimberly Wannop SDSA
    Production Designers
    Ian Phillips
    NBC


    The Bad Place headquarters...

    Photo by Colleen Hayes © 2019 NBCUniversal Media


  • Set Decorator
    Kimberly Wannop SDSA
    Production Designers
    Ian Phillips
    NBC


    The Bad Place headquarters...

    Kim points out the work by Graphic Designer Graham Radcliff...

    Ted Danson, Manny Jacinto.
    Photo by Colleen Hayes © 2019 NBCUniversal Media



  • Set Decorator
    Kimberly Wannop SDSA
    Production Designers
    Ian Phillips
    NBC


    The End of the Line train station...

    “The art department brought in 60 feet of track, and, thanks to Art Director Adam Rowe, cork to cover the floor instead of dirt, while I dressed it as the End-of-the-Line with lighting and debris.”

    Ted Danson, Manny Jacinto.
    Photo by Colleen Hayes © 2019 NBCUniversal Media



  • Set Decorator
    Kimberly Wannop SDSA
    Production Designers
    Ian Phillips
    NBC


    Mindy St. Clair's house...

    “This was a location for three seasons but was a build for on stage for Season 4...”

    Ted Danson.
    Photo by Colleen Hayes © 2019 NBCUniversal Media




  • Set Decorator
    Kimberly Wannop SDSA
    Production Designers
    Ian Phillips
    NBC


    Mindy St. Clair's house...

    “We were warned there would be a lot of clean-up involved!”

    Kristen Bell, D'Arcy Carden, Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto.
    Photo by Colleen Hayes © 2019 NBCUniversal Media



  • Set Decorator
    Kimberly Wannop SDSA
    Production Designers
    Ian Phillips
    NBC


    Mindy St. Clair's home office...

    “Decorated by David Smith...”

    Manny Jacinto, Kristen Bell, Jameela Jamil.
    Photo by Colleen Hayes © 2019 NBCUniversal Media



  • Set Decorator
    Kimberly Wannop SDSA
    Production Designers
    Ian Phillips
    NBC


    Tahani's Mansion...

    “Always a high end party at Tahani's!”

    Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, Jameela Jamil, D'Arcy Carden.
    Photo by Colleen Hayes © 2019 NBCUniversal Media


  • Set Decorator
    Kimberly Wannop SDSA
    Production Designers
    Ian Phillips
    NBC


    Tahani's Mansion...

    “Re-creating a scene from Season 1, but from another angle...”

    William Jackson Harper, Manny Jacinto.
    Photo by Colleen Hayes © 2019 NBCUniversal Media



  • Set Decorator
    Kimberly Wannop SDSA
    Production Designers
    Ian Phillips
    NBC


    The Funeral to End All Funerals...

    Why not party??

    Jameela Jamil, Kristen Bell, D'Arcy Carden, Manny Jacinto.
    Photo by Colleen Hayes © 2019 NBCUniversal Media




  • Set Decorator
    Kimberly Wannop SDSA
    Production Designers
    Ian Phillips
    NBC


    The Funeral to End All Funerals...

    Funereal private jet...

    Kristen Bell, Jameela Jamil.
    Photo by Colleen Hayes © 2019 NBCUniversal Media



  • Set Decorator
    Kimberly Wannop SDSA
    Production Designers
    Ian Phillips
    NBC


    That Was Your Life game show...

    “Decorated by David Smith...”

    Photo by Colleen Hayes © 2019 NBCUniversal Media


  • Set Decorator
    Kimberly Wannop SDSA
    Production Designers
    Ian Phillips
    NBC


    The Good Place neighborhood...

    “The genius storefront names come from Writer Megan Amram...”

    Photo by Colleen Hayes © 2019 NBCUniversal Media


  • Set Decorator
    Kimberly Wannop SDSA
    Production Designers
    Ian Phillips
    NBC


    The Good Place neighborhood...

    “Luau decorated by David Smith...”

    Kristen Bell, Ted Danson.
    Photo by Colleen Hayes © 2019 NBCUniversal Media



  • Set Decorator
    Kimberly Wannop SDSA
    Production Designers
    Ian Phillips
    NBC


    The Good Place neighborhood...

    Is Chidi ready to ride off into the sunset?

    Chidi, Kristen Bell, Ted Danson.
    Photo by Colleen Hayes © 2019 NBCUniversal Media



  • Set Decorator
    Kimberly Wannop SDSA
    Production Designers
    Ian Phillips
    NBC


    Goodbye...



    Lisa Kudrow as Hippolyta.
    Photo by Colleen Hayes © 2019 NBCUniversal Media



It’s time to say goodbye...

Set Decorator Kim Wannop SDSA has done so with grace and finesse on two other hit series.
After long stints of helping to bring to life PARKS & RECREATION and VEEP, and eventually bringing them through to their closing episodes, she now helps usher out THE GOOD PLACE, after three seasons of delight.
She graciously gives credit to her team and collaborators throughout the gallery above, including Set Decorator David Smith SDSA, and gives a brief goodbye below.
But before we say goodbye, we get to reveal a significant final set which appears in the finale this Thursday, January 30th!
Enjoy!
Karen Burg
Editor

From Set Decorator Kim Wannop SDSA... 
“Taking over as Set Decorator for the second season of THE GOOD PLACE was a GOOD thing! I inherited beautiful sets, funny and interesting scripts, utter worldly and other world sets to decorate.”
 
“Having worked with most of the producers, writers and Showrunner/Creator Mike Schur before on P&R, it felt like coming home. Over three seasons of TGP, I've respected the design and decor of the perm sets that are now iconic in the show’s fandom and, along with Production Designers Matt Flynn and Ian Phillips, have been able to bring our own distinct look to the show.”*
 
“This final season has been particularly bittersweet, I really didn't want to give up decorating for these characters. Set Decorator David Smith SDSA started this fourth season while I was on maternity leave. He beautifully decorated sets like Chidi's Good Place apartment, and the ‘That Was Your Life’ Game Show set. Thank you, David!”
 
Some of the sets that stick out to me this final season are Bad Janet's holding cell, Chidi's childhood home, many...many voids, decorating the Getty Museum as the real Good Place and especially Eleanor & Chidi's Good Place home. There is also a set or two in the finale that I'm really proud of, but no spoilers!” 
 
“I'm very grateful to have been a part of such an intelligent and witty show. 
It's been great to have the freedom in decorating the Afterworld...good place or bad.”
 


 

Editor’s note: 
Before signing off, Kim wanted to acknowledge the incredible support of SDSA Business members, particularly those her team worked with extensively for this series:
Advanced Liquidators
Dazian Creative Fabric Environments
Greenset
History for Hire
Hollywood Studio Gallery
Jackson Shrub
LA Party Rents
LCW
Nest
Ob-jects
Omega|Cinema Props
Sandy Rose Floral
Town and Country Event Rentals 
Universal Studios Property
Warner Bros. Studios 
 
*You can listen to a podcast re: the final season and the open collaboration of the entire TGP teams, on Kim’s podcast series Decorating Pages
 
 
 


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