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.”
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.”
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.
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!
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.”
Before signing off, Kim wanted to acknowledge the incredible support of SDSA Business members, particularly those her team worked with extensively for this series:
Dazian Creative Fabric Environments
History for Hire
Hollywood Studio Gallery
LA Party Rents
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