Have you ever fantasised about stepping inside 50 Shades of Grey heartthrob Christian Grey’s apartment? With the hotly anticipated film adaptation set to hit cinema screens this Friday, the residence that has been a figment of millions of readers’ imaginations is finally going to come life.
Since the 2011 release of the first instalment of E.L. James’s trilogy which sold over 100 million copies worldwide, the masses have become hooked on the exhilarating love affair between high-flying CEO Christian Grey and English Literature student Anastasia Steele. And judging by the trailer for Sam-Taylor Johnson’s cinematic version, which scooped the title of most viewed YouTube trailer of 2014, it looks as though the movie is going to get even more hearts racing.
From the sneak-peek shots of Christian’s Seattle penthouse, it’s clear the film’s interiors are set to be as jaw-dropping as the passionate scenes that take place within them. Leading production designer David Wasco, known for his work on Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Basterds and Reservoir Dogs, was the conductor behind the symphony of super-luxurious, super-modern design. Working alongside his set decorator wife Sandy Reynolds-Wasco, “the two of them came with a vast knowledge and perfect sensibility for creating extraordinary spaces,” explains Director Sam Taylor-Johnson.