American Horror Story/1984 Season 9 - Like a Norman Rockwell cover of the Saturday Evening Post, Lavinia(Lily Rabe) works the camp's 1948 Snack Shack built at the Franklin Canyon State Park above Beverly Hills. Period dressing came from History for Hire, Warner Bros, LCW and RC Vintage.
American Horror Story/1984 Season 9 - The 100th episode special spoofs Robin Leach's 90's TV juggernaut 'Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous', profiling homes of Stars. Margaret(Leslie Grossman) lives in a golden cage inspired by Debbie Gibson's home seen on the 'Lifestyles' series.
American Horror Story/1984 Season 9 - Nurse Rita, aka Donna Chambers(Angelica Ross) discovers her father's double life while trailing him to this 1979 Lincoln Heights Murder House. Furniture came from RC Vintage, Playback Technologies, and Warner Brothers.
American Horror Story/1984 Season 9 - Brothers Bobby and Benjamin Richter share a childhood bedroom in Lavinia's 1948 Cabin. The bunk-beds are from Omega Cinema Props, while the dresser came from Premiere Props.
American Horror Story/1984 Season 9 - With dressing from History For Hire, LCW, and RC Vintage, Lavinia's 1948 cabin has period furniture revealing an all too different time slowed by the Depression yet propelled by WWII.
American Horror Story/1984 Season 9 - This pretty-in-pink apartment of Brooke Thompson(Emma Roberts), salmon pink & seafoam green help counter the yellow walls. She looked best in peaches and rose colored pastels.
American Horror Story/1984 Season 9 - Margaret Booth's cabin residence quickly became the crew favorite. The layered and grand-motherly decor helped misdirect her real diabolical plan, and killer history. Here Richard Ramirez(Zack Villa) arrives in Camp Redwood and into her cabin.
American Horror Story/1984 Season 9 - Just a couple childhood pictures of serial killer Richard Ramirez's late 1960's South Texas home guided my color pallet stocked with persimmon red, harvest gold, burnt umbers, and buttered ivory. I even included a green shag rug.
American Horror Story/1984 Season 9 - Filmed at the haunted Lanterman Asylum in Pomona CA, this vacant warehouse was transformed into a 1960's South Texas Boot Factory. EC Props had cobbler's stations, tools, and hanging lamps, while real steerhide & leather shoes came from DTLA.
American Horror Story/1984 Season 9 - Gutted of its modern appliances, counters and kitchen gadgetry, the buyers (Elizabeth Gary & Armen Khechoumian) provided me with great period set dressing thoughout the season from RC Vintage, Bischoff's Taxidermy and Town & Country.
Snowfall(Pilot & Season 1) - Damson Idris plays Franklin Saint, an up and coming dealer under the tutelage of his Uncle Jerome(Amin Joseph), here in his dining room and den. Franklin's Mother Sharon(Michael Hyatt) pays a surprise visit. The ceiling lamp inspired the jeweled colors in the house.
Snowfall(Pilot & Season 1) - In Franklin's uncle Jarome's living room, Director John Singleton encouraged us to push the design envelope.
Snowfall(Pilot & Season 1) - Filmed in a gutted space in South Los Angeles, this exterior gives us a glimpse of Franklin Saints' earliest memories of his father as a member of the Oakland Chapter of the Black Panther Party.
Snowfall(Pilot & Season 1) - This 60's Oakland Chapter of the Black Panther Party included red Naugahyde seating, a playpen for children, and ashtrays. Images of Malcolm X, Huey Newton, and Angela Davis hung on the walls, while volunteers prepared a Free Breakfast Program.
Snowfall(Pilot & Season 1) - If you can ignore the safety cones and green vests, this street scene on Snowfall shows 1980's Los Angeles with period-correct bus benches, parking meters, payphones, newspaper racks, and cobra-head lamps peppering the sidewalks.
Snowfall(Pilot & Season 1) - We explore this hidden speakeasy frequented by corrupt cops & criminals nestled behind the furniture store of drug lord Claudia Crane(Judith Scott). A healthy mix of late 70's and early 80's furniture depict a colorful transition from Disco to the Hip-Hop era.
Snowfall(Pilot & Season 1) - Detective Teddy McDonald's(Carter Hudson) Van Nuys apartment reflects his sad loneliness in the San Fernando Valley.
Snowfall(Pilot & Season 1) - Red spells danger in the office of this wealthy ranch owner and drug lord at his Hacienda in Mexico
Snowfall(Pilot & Season 1) - In this late 1970's-80's motel room location, nothing existed prior to filming, including the Damasked walls.
Snowfall(Pilot & Season 1) - Cocaine gets mixed at the WB backlot, complete with mosquito nets, a cocaine press & barreled chemicals.
Lethal Weapon Season 3 - This early 2000's Mideast Internet Cafe in Syria is actually at the end of Hennessey Street at Universal's Backlot. I wanted the cabling to resemble Terry Gilliam's 'Brazil'. Outside, there's a full market with 50 extras walking under Camphor trees converted to Date palms.
Lethal Weapon Season 3 - Trish Murtaugh(Keesha Sharp) considers an offer while inside of this restaurant's dramatic transformation from the 1990's Syrian Internet Cafe to this Pacific Dining Car. GreenSet provided the red Japanese Maple, and the green booths came from Omega Cinema Props.
Lethal Weapon Season 3 - Filmed at the Warner Ranch, this space was changed into a dreary east European, post-Soviet 1980's Slovakian apartment. A young Wesley Cole shared it with his photo-journalist mother. The kitchen sink pulls double duty as her darkroom & photo lab.
Lethal Weapon Season 3 - We find Wesley Cole(Seann William Scott) in a deserted cabin shootout, filmed on the Warner Brother's backlot.
Lethal Weapon Season 3 - The painters did a masterful job with this frosty Freezer Prison for Roger Murtaugh (Damon Wayans) and his partner, Wesley Cole (Seann William Scott). It even felt cold with freezer racks filled with convincing slabs of faux meat from the HPR.
Lethal Weapon Season 3 - A massive mud slide hit this house for FX's '911' before we had Wesley crash through the front door on this episode.
Lethal Weapon Season 3 - This bank vault was both challenging, (sourcing functioning safety deposit boxes) and fun, when you not only find them, but snag a giant round working vault door for the Art Dept to boot! The clean lines and simplicity help focus on the scene's action sequence.
Lethal Weapon Season 3 - We created this nightclub bathroom complete with urinals, sinks, toilets, stalls and plumbing, only to destroy it all over the next two days for an elaborate fight scene in the finale of Lethal Weapon, season 3.
Lethal Weapon Season 3 - A serial killer's torture room isn't complete without a barber's chair to strap a victim to. Is that a jar of teeth, phony ID's, replacement circular blades, and a map of escape routes?
Lethal Weapon Season 3 - A full industrial kitchen, walk-in freezer, prep station, storage room & office were built for this Salvadoran Restaurant with help from Warner Brothers, Bleu Busch, & American Kitchen Supply.
The Affair Season 3 - Director Jessica Yu was so ecstatic with artist Nan's(Amy Irving) living room. We'd given her much to work with.
The Affair Season 3 - We kept editing any warmth from this Living Room set for Emily Browning's character, Sierra(Helen's Hollywood Hills neighbor). She was not cold but the relationship between she and her mother's was scripted as distant, hence no florals, pillows or soft goods.
The Affair Season 3 - Helen's therapist(Michael Gross) was described as a quirky, spiritual guide whom she seemed reluctant to trust initially. She relaxes in a dark green mohair sofa while he listened from his wingback chair. Incense, brass lamps, and tranquil sculptures, all help to disarm her.
The Affair Season 3 - Glamping reaches new heights with this Michelin inspired dining tent where bottles of wine promp conversation.
The Affair Season 3 - The El Cholo Restaurant gets a festive makeover in this version of Helen's(Maura Tierney) recollection.
The Affair Season 3 - Deep furniture tones are in sharp contrast to the pale walls and window treatments which on the surface present a happy family but in truth reflect the seriousness and conflict set to occur in this living room scene.
The Affair Season 3 - Noah Solloway(Dominic West) gives his version of events when denied entry to this over-the-top Science Fair at his son's elite private academy. Thanks to Tech Props, LCW, the Hand Prop Room, and ISS for spectacular displays and diaramas perfectly suited for this scene.
The Affair Season 3 - Helen's Bedroom overlooking Los Angeles is just another California Dream, and she hates it. Maura Tierney raved about her house during talent interviews but her character couldn't tolerate the West Coast sunshine.
The Affair Season 3 - To smooth her transition to the west, I included a Chippendale grandfather clock to mix with the California furniture.
The Affair Season 3 - In Nan's(Amy Irving) Dining Room, a view of Moro Bay is just outside her window. Inside, each piece of art from around the world tells a story.
Straight Outta Compton - This image pretty much captures Shane Valentino's vision for Straight Outta Compton.
Straight Outta Compton - Here in a pivotal scene, Easy E(Jason Mitchell) is rapping 'Cruisin down the street in my 6-4'. Dr. Dre was very specific about the sound & recording equipment like Sony microphones, and Cerwin-Vega speakers, along with stacks and stacks of albums.
Straight Outta Compton - In this scene, Jimmy Iovine(Mark Sherman) from Interscope Records comes to meet with Dre and Eazy. I pulled so much equipment from my friends at Coast Recording in Hollywood and NoHo to make these scenes as authentic as possible.
Straight Outta Compton - Dr. Dre had an analog mixing board called the SSL, a 1980's state-of-the-art audio console valued at over $750,000. I found one in a private recording studio in Toluca Lake, CA so when Dr. Dre landed on set, he was transfixed back in time.
Straight Outta Compton - Here, Director of Photography, Matty Libatique(A Star Is Born) deserves the Oscar nod for his inventive and audacious camera moves. I had the pleasure of doing a Plymouth Commercial with him, and he virtually saved the DMX movie we were on!
Straight Outta Compton - The Audio Booths were lined with authentic sound buffering panels courtesy of Coast Recording.
Straight Outta Compton - Banks of electronic recording equipment lined the walls of this Sound Studio, all sourced from Coast Recording in North Hollywood. Here the director, F. Gary Grey discusses scenes with actors Jason Mitchell(Easy E), O'Shea Jackson Jr(Ice Cube), and Corey Hawkins(Dr. Dre).
Straight Outta Compton - A masterful job at interpreting his father's music, O'Shea Jackson Jr chanels Ice Cube, and leads the band into a memorable rendition of 'Straight Outta Compton' and 'F#ck tha Police'. The Disco ball, truss , and parcan lighting came from Premier Lighting.
Straight Outta Compton - In NWA's first concert, dumpsters & trash cans came from Alley Cats, truss from Premier Lighting, and the DJ coffins from Coast Rec.
Insecure Season 2 - The green club chairs had to stay so we paired them with a Le Cobusier daybed for tired clients. I added the international art, sculptures, and a pencil etching of Nina Simone flanked by two Japanese watercolor prints.
Insecure Season 2 - This therapist's office reflects her rich and traveled history complete with Afghan rugs paired with red Momento Italia leather chairs from Blueprint Furniture, a 50's domestic wall unit from Lawson-Fenning, along with a large Deco table as her desk.
Insecure Season 2 - The commissary on the Sony lot becomes a fashionable outdoor restaurant/bar. Outstanding sets from my great crew.
Insecure Season 2 - Lawrence's internet start-up offices had fresh patterns, like this striped sofa by fashion & upholstery designer Paul Smith.
Insecure Season 2 - The Civil War soap opera 'Due South' ran parallel to Insecure's second season with the help of fellow SDSA member, Missy Parker.
Insecure Season 2 - Though we often suffered from 'direction by committee', great sets still prevailed.
Insecure Season 2 - You know you fooled the pros when so many Long Beach joggers and runners thought they'd missed their beloved annual Marathon. Tents were supplied by Town&Country while the port-a-pottys, barricades, cones, and delineators came from Pacific Traffic Control in DTLA.
Insecure Season 2 - Lawrence(Jay Ellis) works at an internet start-up with bold colors & ergonomics. Work pods came from Scandiavian Designs in Culver City, while the Aeron chairs came from Advanced Liquidators.
Insecure Season 2 - Buyer Amina Dieye helped find this nice leather sofa for Danial's Apartment when Issa couch serfs at the end of Season 2
Insecure Season 2 - This traditional office with custom-built desk was paired with dressing from Spellman, Objects, Modern Props, Advanced Liquidators & WB.
1600 Penn(Pilot & Season 1) - Fox Studios had all the John F Kennedy Oval Office drapery for this NBC comedy starring Josh Gad and Bill Pullman. A digital photgraph of the Presidential Seal was composited & printed by Dangling Carrot, then printed on the oval rug.
1600 Penn(Pilot & Season 1) - The East Wing Reading Room has a Georgian writing desk, settee, Empire arm chairs, and sconces from WB. The foreground English lounge chairs are from Objects.
1600 Penn(Pilot & Season 1) - The East Wing chandeliers came from Omega, and the cinnebar curio hutch from Universal Property. Included are portraits of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, oil paintings of national parks, and authentic early American furniture from New England.
1600 Penn(Pilot & Season 1) - This spacious and camera friendly kitchen features chandeliers from the Warner Brothers Collection's.
1600 Penn(Pilot & Season 1) - Omega provided the Resolute Desk and Empire striped chairs. The gold damask sofas were reupholstered at Universal. We got the grandfather clock and the Rembrandt Peele portrait of George Washington from the House of Props..
1600 Penn(Pilot & Season 1) - This 12 foot long colonial and inlaid dining table along with matching Chippendale chairs were found at Omega.
1600 Penn(Pilot & Season 1) - The East Wing kitchen nook came curtousy of the Warner Brothers Collections.
1600 Penn(Pilot & Season 1) - This East Wing family room features French provincial furniture from Ob-jects and doubled as a living space for a visiting Prime Minister.
1600 Penn(Pilot & Season 1) - The First Daughter's bedroom shows a rebellious streak despite the lavender tones mixed with Pine, Oak, and Maple.
1600 Penn(Pilot & Season 1) - The Presidential en suite featured a walk-in shower, porcelan tub, and a porthole for camera behind the vanity mirror.
LA's Finest(Pilot) - A Long Beach yoga studio & gym transformed into this neighborhood bodega because it had to be within sightline of the medicinal pot shop we dressed next door. The grocery and floral displays are from Lennie Marvin's Prop Heaven.
LA's Finest(Pilot) - The downtown LA skyline was reason enough to eliminate any window treatments in Syd's living room and spacious loft apartment. This cream wool sectional came from Rapport.
LA's Finest(Pilot) - A sleek and modern kitchen with black marble waterfall island separates the open concept living & dining area, with Syd's spacious bedroom.
LA's Finest(Pilot) - One day you may dress a little girl's room and the next a chop shop in an East LA barrio, and they both should feel as natural and organic as the characters they serve. EC Props and Alley Cats were a treasure trove for junk yard dressing.
LA's Finest(Pilot) - Syd Burnett's(Gabrielle Union) father is played by Ghostbuster's own Ernie Hudson. A former cop himself, he lives in a small bachelor's apartment in the middle of the Valley in the pilot episode of LA's Finest.
LA's Finest(Pilot) - Two matching aquarium shaped spaces are the Captain's Office and LAPD Conference Room flanking a massive bullpen in this pilot for Jessica Alba and Gabriel Union's cop buddy dramedy, LA's Finest.
LA's Finest(Pilot) - This LAPD bullpen was built in a gutted Baldwin Hills office park with desks and office dressing provided by Advanced Liquidators. The intricate and delicate lighting grid was sourced by Advanced LED Supply(no relation) on San Fernando in Glendale.
LA's Finest(Pilot) - In her Den, a tall dresser stores games, puzzles, school supplies, and throw blankets for movie night. The dresser and the wooden chandelier came from Objects while the desk, side chair, electric guitar and set dressing came from Nest Studio Rentals.
LA's Finest(Pilot) - In Nancy McKenna's(Jessica Alba) Living Room set, traditional pieces & bold colors reflect her reserved and quiet strength.
LA's Finest(Pilot) - An alley adjacent to the Edison Restaurant in DTLA reveals a suspicious fire. Cork painted black, gets littered along the wet-down as charred Victorian & Deco furniture pieces match the destruction hauled from inside.
The Mandarin (LA Unit) - Sir Ben Kingsley plays the Mandarin in this Marvel film shot at the Sheriff's Station in City Terrace, just south of Cal State LA. Despite his incarceration, the Mandarin gets preferred treatment, like a private kitchen and extra towels.
The Mandarin (LA Unit) - The Prison Cafeteria was an open space converted with appliances from Air Designs, along with their integrated tables & seating. Sconces, and flourescent lighting came from EC Props.
Thor 2: The Dark World (LA Unit) - 'One Flew Over the Cookoo's Nest' was my inspiration for this patients' waiting room.
Thor 2: The Dark World (LA Unit) - Prof Erik Selvig (Stellan Skarsgard) appears in a university lecture hall for a Physics Class, explaining his views on the time & space continuum.
Thor 2: The Dark World (LA Unit) - Disappointed with his class' lack of interest, the professor resolves himself to residing in a mental health facility. We dressed the set as a dead match to the European hospital.
Thor 2: The Dark World (LA Unit) - Erik Selvig(Stellan Skarsgard) uses pencils before borrowing Stan Lee's sneakers to make a point. Window blinds by American Screen & Window.
Thor 2: The Dark World (LA Unit) - Stan Lee makes his cameo as a patient, delivering the punchline to Proessor Selvig's question. All he wants, are his shoes back.
The Brink(3 Episodes) - Pilots Zeke(Pablo Schreiber) and Glenn(Eric Ladin) prepare for a raid while in their locker room.
Marvel's Black Widow Promo - Hans Wagner chairs and a mid-century walnut table from Modernica, helped create a warm kitchen environment.
Marvel's Black Widow Promo - These Eastern European mini-appliances from RC Vintage matched the smaller versions I recall when filming in Prague, Czech Republic.
Marvel's Black Widow Promo - This FX Promo for Marvel featured conversations with the Black Widow cast. I had a couple window walls built with wainscoting to match the film.
Marvel's Black Widow Promo - With Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, and Florence Pugh, I wanted to make sure the tonalities and set dressing felt like they stepped off the film.
Marvel's Black Widow Promo - Black Widow the movie, was a point of inspiration, not a blueprint when approaching this set.
Marvel's Black Widow Promo - Tones, colors and set pieces can be adjusted fortuately when a monitor is provided. Here, four camera feeds are ready to catch any reaction.
Marvel's Black Widow Promo - Filmed at the Goya Stages just blocks from the famous Chinese Theater, the crew is ready for talent.
Marvel's Black Widow Promo - Thankfully the set retained much of its original concept.
Over 400 Commercials - AppleTV featured Michael B Jordan and the late Kobe Bryant. Kobi marveled at the precision when we rearranged a shot for camera. Furniture from Rapport & Lennie Marvin, and custom shades from American Screen & Window.
Over 400 Commercials - Nancy Meyers directed this international commercial for Avon Cosmetics. Church & State in DTLA was inspiration.
Over 400 Commercials - The ad agency requested we model this Encino sandwich shoppe off a popular New York deli called Russ&Daughters in this commercial for AT&T.
Over 400 Commercials - Long Beach is where this launching platform doubled for Ground Control on an energy drink commercial back in 2014
Over 400 Commercials - Honda garnered praise from fans for their Super Bowl Ad with Matthew Broderick reprising his role as Ferris Bueller.
Over 400 Commercials - A Thai Market filled with fresh produce, live doves, chickens, goats and an elephant transformed this backlot for Chase Bank.
Over 400 Commercials - Ashton Kutcher starred in this Nikom Commercial filmed at the Milk museum in Hollywood. Silver chain curtains by Dazian.
Over 400 Commercials - This is not Moby Dick, but a McDonald's commercial for their Filet'0'Fish sandwich.
Over 400 Commercials - The walls of this Captain's Quarters are covered with his obsession for fresh fish in this commercial for McDonald's
Over 400 Commercials - Snoop Dog and his family starred in this white-on-white living room set for an Overstock.com Commercial. The drapes were all custom and included festoons, cascades, and legs drawn with matching tie backs.
Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? - Teen movies have characters like Phears(Charlie Hewson) that prevent us from having a good night's sleep. The iron gates came from Universal.
Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? - A Science Class gets taken over by a mischievous poltergeist hampering Max's(Ryan Ochoa) chance to impress Cammy, played by Bella Thorne.
Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? - In Max's(Ryan Ochoa) bedroom, I gave a nod to Ferris Bueller with a Union Jack in the background.
Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? - The trio's graveyard nemesis is Phears(Charlie Hewson), a twin to Nosferatu, with his ghostly hench(wo)man Emma played by Caroline Lagerfelt.
Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? - The set was dressed with early American and midwestern furniture.
Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? - In Joan Rivers' last movie appearance before her untimely death, she plays Max's grandmother.
Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? - Carefully laid plans don't prevail, here with Tara(Madison Pitts) and Nicky(Rochon Fegan).
La Brea(Pilot) - The pilot 'La Brea' was just about completed when Covid hit and shut down the most pivotal scene that included 300 extras in front of mid-city's Tar Pits and LACMA
La Brea(Pilot) - LCW, Universal, Alpha Medical, Alley Cats and others had props returned after Covid kept our set dressing in Canada for months.
La Brea(Pilot) - FEMA, Geology, First Aid, Media, Seismology, Federal and Municipal Tents form a mini-city just outside the La Brea Tar Pits.
La Brea(Pilot) - The media is standing by for official word for the Mayor, Police and Fire Chiefs.
La Brea(Pilot) - Seismology and Geology Tents help identify a strange phenomenon swallowing the Mid-Wilshire neighborhood of Los Angeles.
La Brea(Pilot) - As if dumped in place, scientists and engineers set up their tents to retrieve any bit of information for officials and first responders.
La Brea(Pilot) - The Media Tent serves as the official City designated media pool source.