The set design of “Mr and Mrs Smith”

July 30th, 2011

Rich wooden furniture and doors in mahogany brown colors contrast with faded emerald greens of the decrepit walls in this Bogota hotel room.

A clean, almost industrial design of the bathroom highlights the coldness and sterility of the marriage.

Devoid of any warm color, the beige-gray palette engulfs the walls, drapings and character costumes to further highlight the lack of emotional attachment between the two.

Contrasting with deep reds strewn everywhere in this kitchen.

The only glimpses of color are coming from her hair and lips in an otherwise utilitarian setting of a surveillance truck.

A melancholic setting hardly disturbed by turquoise lights and rich reds and yellows of the flowers.

More vibrant greens and capri blues highlight the emotional tension as the characters struggle to analyze their feelings towards each other.

Production design: Jeff Mann
Art direction: Keith Neely and David Sandefur
Set decoration: Victor J. Zolfo
Costume design: Michael Kaplan
Cinematography: Bojan Bazelli