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Anne Montgomery’s San Francisco penthouse... Set Decorator William DeBiasio SDSA International reveals his sources for many of the set décor elements, but not any storyline secrets! “Anne Montgomery’s space is highly curated! Everything has a reason and a purpose to be in her space. Nothing happens in her life or her world without her specifically wanting it to be there for her purposes...” Renée Zellweger. Photo ©Netflix 2019

WHAT IF

June 13th, 2019


Set Decorator
William DeBiasio SDSA International
Production Designer
L.J. Houdyshell
Netflix


Neo-noir social thriller WHAT/IF explores the ripple effects of what happens when acceptable people start doing unacceptable things. 
An anthology series, this season focuses on a mysterious woman [Renée Zellweger as Anne Montgomery], her lucrative but dubious offer to a cash-strapped pair of San Francisco newlyweds, and the effect of a single decision that changes the trajectory of an entire life.
--Netflix
 
Set Decorator William DeBiasio SDSA International and Production Designer L.J. Houdyshell, and their teams,* bring us into the rarefied world of extreme wealth, the home of a woman with honed taste and a honed edge!
Dangerous glamour.
 
This is juxtaposed by a mismatched but comfortable, bright newlywed starter apartment, and a friend’s completely stylized house, a model home he moved into furnished as it was...he lives in a magazine! 
 
It’s a thriller, so there are sets and stories you can’t quite imagine...and we keep being drawn back into the allure of fine art and treachery!
 
We can’t reveal storyline or plot, but DeBiasio generously reveals some of his resources for these distinctive sets.
 
Enjoy!
Karen Burg, Editor



*Set stills taken by Dean B. Katz 

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Anne Montgomery’s penthouse... Artwork/Framing – Hollywood Studio Gallery Sculpture: Art Pic Furnishings: Warner Bros. Property Department, Omega|Cinema Props Photo ©Netflix 2019*

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Anne Montgomery’s penthouse... Artwork – Hollywood Studio Gallery Custom Sofa/Pillows/Chairs/Sheers – Warner Bros. Upholstery & Drapery Living Room Chandelier: Warner Bros. Designer Collection Dining Room Chandeliers: Blueprint Dining Room Carpets: Overstock.com Palm & plants: Greenset Photo ©Netflix 2019

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Anne Montgomery’s “Legends” party... “Anne Montgomery has the resources to do whatever she wants and create any event in her space...” Carpets – Warner Bros. Property Department Bench Warner Bros. Designer Collection Dining Room Chairs – Omega|Cinema Props Chandeliers, Dishware – Town & Country Custom French Flag Install – Warner Drapery Photo ©Netflix 2019

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Anne Montgomery’s “Legends” party... Florals – The Enchanted Florist Photo ©Netflix 2019

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Anne Montgomery’s penthouse... Display Cases – Warner Bros. Designer Collection Dining Room Chairs – Warner Bros. Designer Collection Photo ©Netflix 2019

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Anne Montgomery’s penthouse library... Sofa, side table – Warner Bros. Designer Collection Chairs – Warner Bros. Designer Collection Antique Books – Warner Bros. Designer Collection Custom Vintage Maps Framing – Hollywood Studio Gallery Lamp – Amazon.com Plants: Greenset Photo ©Netflix 2019

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Anne Montgomery’s penthouse library... Behind the scenes with Director Phillip Noyce and Actors Jane Levy and Blake Jenner... We can’t tell you what they’re discussing, but we can reveal the fabulous set! Note the bonsai tree, a metaphor for complete control... Photo ©Netflix 2019

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Anne Montgomery’s penthouse library... Chairs, sofa – Warner Bros. Designer Collection Coffee Table – Warner Bros. Designer Collection Antique Books – Warner Bros. Designer Collection Custom Vintage Maps Framing – Hollywood Studio Gallery Renée Zellweger, Jane Levy. Photo by Michael Desmond ©Netflix 2019

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Anne Montgomery’s penthouse library... “The game of chess is a leit motif...” Chairs – Warner Bros. Designer Collection Chess Game – Warner Bros. Designer Collection Game Table – Omega|Cinema Props Plants: Greenset Louis Herthum, Renée Zellweger. Photo by Eric Voake ©Netflix 2019

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Anne Montgomery’s private study... Renée Zellweger, as Anne Montgomery, sits in a luxe chair from the Warner Bros. Designer Collection... Photo by Eric Voake ©Netflix 2019

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Anne Montgomery’s private study... Desk: Advanced Liquidators Carpet: Living Spaces Desk Chair: Warner Bros. Designer Collection Pull-up Chair: Warner Bros. Designer Collection Renée Zellweger, Gabriel Mann. Photo by Eric Voake ©Netflix 2019

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Anne Montgomery’s private study... Cabinet & smalls: Warner Bros. Designer Collection Desk: Advanced Liquidators Carpet: Living Spaces Desk Chair & Pull-up Chairs: Warner Bros. Designer Collection Plants: Greenset Saamer Usmani, Jane Levy. Courtesy of Netflix ©2019



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