50 designs of Grey

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With the (among some) highly anticipated release of the 50 Shades of Grey Movie, the marketing people at Universal Pictures have just release this virtual tour  of Christian’s apartment. It’s so cheesy and odd, but I’m looking at it from an interiors perspective so that’s different…right?!?!


Before you step out of lift into the apartment you have to sign a consent form, of course!

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The books describe his apartment in the ‘Escala’ in detail,  I am guessing for those of you that have read the books, that you already have a preconceived vision on what you think the apartment looks like. I have to say I like how I pictured it better! There are some beautiful mid century pieces in the apartment, but I don’t like the dark marble at all, I guess it’s supposed to parallel his dark emotional side!


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You are even given a choice of which song you would like him to play for you, sweet!

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This in the kitchen, which from the description in the book doesn’t live up to my expectations. I felt like it was a large separate room, and far more impressive in it’s scale and fittings.


Again, the good people of Universal have gone the extra marketing mile and have even include the recipes!

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As with the bar, just incase you didn’t know how to make a gin and tonic…

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Let me know what you think of the design of the apartment and what interior styling you would change.

The floor plan, showing you which rooms you are allowed to view, no surprises here…



Anastasia’s room by day and night, subtle!

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The entrance foyer, where we are reminded that Christian has fresh flowers everyday!!

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The dining room, doesn’t work for me, the use of a solid wood table seems out of kilter with the marble and gold.


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It’s the use of the dark marble and wood that hasn’t worked for me. I don’t think the combination of modern and mid century has merged to pull off the chic opulence that was described in the book. And the art and sculputre does not meet the impressive standards that the author presented. What do you think?


(please forgive the number of explanation marks in this post, it was unavoidable!!)


millie x