Stylist spotlight with Amy Wells

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By: The Brunette One


When AOL Lifestyle offered me the chance to interview set designer, stylist, and decorator, Amy Wells, I jumped at the opportunity. From designing sets for Mad Men and Scandal, to scouting locations and decor for films, how could I not pick the brain of this talented woman?

In addition to her amazing work seen on both the small and big screen, Amy recently partnered up with HomeGoods to style three different living rooms to fit the personalities of the Binge Watcher, Live Watcher, and the DVR Watcher. I lean towards being a binge watcher now that we are a cable-free house. Lately, I've let shows pile up and tend to binge on the weekends (thank goodness for Apple TV and the major cable networks that allow me to watch online)! A cozy living room with a worn in leather couch and a touch of neutral accessories – sums my ideal relaxation space.

Want to find out what TV personality type Amy is? Click through to find out and read the full interview here!

What's a day in the life of Amy Wells?

My day is often influenced by the show that I'm working on – where it's located and the type of the show. On a period movie or TV show I have a whole different cadence to my shopping. Instead of going to prop houses I'm often at vintage shops, flea markets, thrift stores and garage sales. It's an adventure for me.

What are your must-have décor items for fall?

My favorite decor items for fall are throws to keep warm while watching TV. It is finally cooling off here in Los Angeles and I'm excited to get cozy with a throw this winter.

Are you one that DVRs, binge-watches, or watches TV live?

I am a combo DVR watcher and binge watcher.

Latest TV show you're binge watching?

My husband Eric and I binge watched The Killing several months ago, as well as Downton Abbey. I am currently addicted to The Voice, The Affair and can't wait for Bloodline to come back on the air!

Do you collaborate with the actors on what would go into their 'home' on set?

I am always willing to collaborate with actors. You want them to feel at ease on the set – it's such an important factor that helps them get into character.

Where do you find your inspiration or drive for a particular set? Traveling? Talking with the production staff or actors?

When I'm reading a script for the first time, I try to envision who the character is – where they've been, what their daily life is like and how they'd curate a space that's uniquely theirs. For TV, I get a lot of inspiration from the writer or producer, but when it comes to films I usually rely on the director.

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