The Duchess Set Design

Posted February 21, 2010 by Christina

The Duchess was a wonderful movie which I completely enjoyed (through all of my tears). The sets and locations were amazing. The Duchess was nominated for and won many awards in 2008, most notibly for it's costume design. The clothes were to die for along with the sets.

The movie is based on the historical novel Georgiana The Duchess of Devonshire, "Georgiana Spencer became Duchess of Devonshire on her marriage to the Duke in 1774, at the height of the Georgian period, a period of fashion, decadence, and political change. Spirited and adored by the public at large she quickly found her marriage to be a disappointment, defined by her duty to produce a male heir and the Duke's philandering and callous indifference to her."

The Duchess was filmed at various locations in the UK. Pictured above is the House of Chatsworth which was Georgiana's home after she married the Duke. Below is the home of her family in the movie which is Kedleston Hall and Gardens in the Peak district.
The buildings and gardens really steal the stage in my eyes but the interior sets are also just beautiful. The marble and the gold guilded furnishings are perfect along with the artwork and the accessories.

Below is the trailer from the movie.

Images and information via inmb, the duchess website, cote maison and harpers bazar uk



I had no idea…so slow on movies…thank you.

Fri Oct 17 13:33:18 2014

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle

This makes me want to see this! I will have to rent it!

xo Mary Jo

Fri Oct 17 13:33:18 2014


One of my all-time favorites! Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful ….

Fri Oct 17 13:33:18 2014

Francine Gardner

I loved that movie. The images are so powerful and beautiful. What an era to have lived in….that is if you were born into the right class…

Fri Oct 17 13:33:18 2014

The Shiny Pebble

Hi Christina,
I just learned about you movie sets reviews today. These are so much fun. Now I have to dig for more!

Fri Oct 17 13:33:17 2014

Gypsy Purple

Fabulous blog and wonderful post!!!!

Fri Oct 17 13:33:17 2014

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