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Exclusive: First look at Architectural Digest's 2010 Oscars green room

February 26, 2010 | 10:36 am

Architectural digest oscar green room
Imagine a mythical room where Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner talk "Breaking Dawn" against mirrored walls, where Alec Baldwin schmoozes Penelope Cruz, and last year's acting winners Kate Winslet and Sean Penn make cash bets on this year's nominees. 

Some may call it heaven, or CAA's waiting room. It's actually this year's official Academy Awards green room at the Kodak Theatre, presented by Conde Nast's Architectural Digest for the eighth year in a row.

The rendering above is a first glimpse of the concept for March 7, a nod to Hollywood's golden era. The mag chose Roger Thomas, EVP of Wynn design and development, to create this year's space for nominees and presenters coming and going from stage and press.

“Roger is a master at producing interiors that make one feel glamorous just being there," editor in chief Paige Rense said.

The room's design will draw inspiration from the 1930s, when improvements in sound, color and genre abounded. At 1,029 square feet, furnishings will include chairs and lounges from French house Roche Bobois, Afghan rugs by Amadi Carpets and Restoration Hardware will decorate the room's outdoor portion,  complete with hedges. 

The floor will feature polished black tile, splattered with paint by Christopher Peacock, an homage to the ones traipsed on by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. We can only pray Lautner will give Stewart a twirl.

-- Matt Donnelly 

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