And where is Normal Street? Well might you ask. Normal Street exists in the world of "Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street" an original series made by Amazon for Amazon Prime Instant Video.
Series 1 came out last year and a second series is being filmed now for release in November. Kristan Andrews production designer and talented art team recently created a new set for the Normal Street Record Store using our stencils. And this is where I get very, very excited. The reason is that they not only chose VN7 Chain Lightning, the art deco chevron style stencil I used in my living room, but they did it in the same colours as my living room. My living room:
The Normal Street Record Store:
My living room walls now also exist as a record store on a TV program. How cool is that?!? From a work standpoint, it is always great when one of our stencils is used in a professional environment and we get to see the results. Personally, it is way beyond that. It is proof that something I have done has inspired someone else and that tickles me no end. Especially as my job is office based and I am not usually on the creative front line. The stencilling was done by scenic painters Johnmichael Hall and Chris Bodine. They applied 2 coats of Old Navy paint by Benjamin Moore in an eggshell finish for the base coat and used Pale Gold by Modern Masters for the stencilling and woodwork.
The stencilling looks fantastic but so does the whole set. What a stylish record store.
I love that it looks like a living room.
In fact, my husband is going to take one look at this and ask why our living room cannot look more like this record store. We have a windy up gramophone and a radiogram, but the records are all hidden away. Mmmm. I might have inspired the set designers, but they have inspired me right back.
Look out for Gortimer. You can watch the first series now only on Amazon. The second with the record store, is due out in the US in November. I am sure it will be available in the UK either at the same time or shortly afterwards. A big thank you to the Gortimer Gibbon production and art team for sending us the photos of the finished set.
P.S. For a great source of vinyl records, try Jane Delawney Rare and Collectable Records.
All images courtesy of Amazon, except my living room image by Stephen Egglestone