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27 Oct ’10

Gossip Girl Interiors

Filed under: Interiors — Tags: , , — Sahar @ 12:24 pm

Gossip girl, a scandalous drama about Manhattan`s elite, is taking the world by storm. Not only for the drama itself but because of the fashion and design trends they are setting. With over 6,000,000 fans on facebook you can only imagine the impact they have. From one of Sex and the City’s set designers, Cristina Tonkin, you will find the set designs for Gossip girl.  Every set created for the show manages to express the character`s complex personalities. An eclectic mix of classic and new help build the intricate stories.


According to, The designer used some pretty great ideas to decorate on a budget: the headboard in Serena`s room is actually foam over plywood covered with fabric and the egg chairs in the Waldorf penthouse are knock-offs recovered with leather.  The decorator also used many reflective surfaces to give the impression of an elegant, glamorous lifestyle: silver pillows, the wall in Blair Waldorf`s bedroom, glass orbs, beautifully reflecting lamps or crystal ashtrays.




Elegantly young, the bedrooms of the female characters mix   while Chuck Bass` bachelor pad is a creation that uses both a modern and contemporary style and some DiY projects: the pool table is a find that was recovered with turquoise felt. Beautiful prints were used to overheat the show`s interior design: the picture with the girl with sunglasses over Chuck`s bed is a Richard Philips creation entitled “Scout”.









photos and info are via freshome

About the Interior designer

Cristina Tonkin comes to the world of interior design via the film and television industry. She began her career as an assistant decorator on feature films in 1991. She was fortunate enough to move on to the trend setting television series Sex and the City where she worked for 5 years under production designer Jeremy Conway. She currently decorates sets on the sexy and controversial hit show Gossip Girl. Christina’s talents carry over to the residential interior, event and art worlds. She specializes in art consulting for private residential clients, has worked on the fundraising board for the Queens Council on the Arts and has a close working relationship with the Art Production Fund. Christina was raised in New York and Hawaii. She was awarded an academic scholarship to Marymount Manhattan College where she received a BA in Communication Arts. She currently resides on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

1 Comment »

  1. Simply WoW

    Comment by Sassi — 27 Oct ’10 @ 3:29 pm

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