Behind the Set: The Decor of Disney’s Cinderella

Disney’s updated and visually stunning Cinderella, starring Downton Abbey’s Lily James, premiered over the weekend, and we’re beyond amazed at the beauty of both the decor and the costumes. Check out a behind-the-scenes look at our favorite rooms from the set (designed by Casey Banwell and Francesca Lo Schiavo) and how to recreate some of these magical looks.

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We’re in love with Cate Blanchett’s costumes in this movie. Designer Sandy Powell donned Blanchett in frocks that could teach us all a thing or two about dressing in green for St. Patrick’s Day! We pulled together some patterns inspired by her looks that you can use in your home.

Kate Blanchett Evil Step Mother Cinderella Movie 2015 Disney Fashion Gree Dress

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The hall where Cinderella makes her breathtaking royal ball debut is equally as stunning with marbled walls and rich velvet floral drapery adorned with bronze fringe trim.

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CINDERELLA step mother green dress window decor on set orange dress ball gown

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We wouldn’t mind lounging in the evil stepmother’s (Cate Blanchett) sumptuous bedroom. The space has a layered monochromatic look–deep red floral wallpaper, drapery and an Oriental rug create a look that feels deliciously dangerous and sexy.


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Cinderella’s stepsisters, Anastasia & Drisella (Holliday Grainger & Sophie McShera), have a stunning bedroom, too. This whimsical space reads like a dream, with flowering branches along the walls and colorful cornices above the girls’ beds.

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Related Articles:


Get the Look of Downton Abbey: Behind the Scenes of Highclere Castle’s Grand Decor


A First Look at the Costumes of Disney’s Cinderella


Cinderella Would Definitely Approve of These 9 Gorgeous Ball Gowns

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All photos by Jonathan Olley via Walt Disney Pictures

6 thoughts on “Behind the Set: The Decor of Disney’s Cinderella

  1. What about the yellow wallpaper with the flowered branches along the stairway of Cinderella’s home. I need that paper!

      1. Thanks for those; they are lovely. What makes the staircase wallpaper so unique, and even that in the stepsisters’ bedroom, is that although a repeating pattern, it feels like just a few branches climbing up the wall–as they might along the outside of a home. For this interior home office wall I’m looking for a whimsical sense of the outdoors. What do you think? Thank you!

      2. No problem, Jennifer. We know what you mean about the wallpaper. A lot of papers like that are mural versions. Our guess is that this was custom made for the set, maybe even hand-painted.

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