Design Secrets From American Horror Story: Hotel’s Set Designer

Genevieve Fish

If you watched the season premiere of American Horror Story: Hotel this week, you may still be reeling from the shock and gore of the first episode. We have to admit, despite the supernatural storyline, the mysterious Room 67, and Lady Gaga’s captivating performance, what we really can’t get over is the exquisite set. Morbidly beautiful, the hotel is a pastiche of The Shining with hints of The Grand Budapest Hotel. We were lucky enough to talk to legendary set designer Ellen Brill about how she created the 1930s Art Deco vibe and what went into planning such an elaborate set. Scroll through for our interview with Brill, and learn some dark decorating secrets just in time for Halloween.  

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