Exclusive: Go Behind the Scenes of Christian Grey's Penthouse with Its Designers, Plus Explore the 360 Virtual Tour
Go inside Christian Grey's apartment with the set designers and take a 360 tour.
“I could bring any woman into this room and they’d fall in love with me.”
If you guessed that line dropped from the smirking lips of Fifty Shades Darker‘s Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan), you’re not far off. Set decorator Carolyn Louks, part of the design team that reinvigorated the billionaire businessman’s Seattle penthouse for the steamy sequel, out Feb. 10, uses this Grey-esque sentiment to describe her inspiration for the seductive space, in the exclusive behind-the-scenes video, above.
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Dornan, 34, suggests that, much like his character, the home has become “a bit warmer and attainable,” but the many sparkling chandeliers, double-height ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning (albeit faux) views over the city, are no less breathtaking the second time around.
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“It was always important to make his space extremely beautiful, extremely luxurious,” says director James Foley of the sprawling, marble-lined residence, which was built on four separate soundstages. The grand living room and Grey’s private study, explored in the video, are connected by a spectacular glass-encased wine cellar, dreamed up by production designer Nelson Coates. Beyond lies Dornan’s favorite space: the library.
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“If I had huge sums of money I would want that room in my house,” says Dornan. “It’s just like a proper room that you’d want to have a nice glass of single malt. It’s a pretty cool room.”