Guest Host Beth Kushnick @goodwifesetdec
For almost 30 years, Beth Kushnick has created character-driven settings for some of the most recognizable feature films and television series, including her current work as set decorator on the hit CBS drama The Good Wife. The ultimate curator of eclectic, beautiful objects, Kushnick expertly combines the latest trends with timeless décor while seamlessly navigating the worlds of high-end drama, action, comedy and science fiction.
Kushnick has redefined the role of set decorator, stepping out from behind the velvet rope to engage her passionate and loyal following of design, TV, and film fans through digital media. “The Good Look of The Good Wife” blog on CBS.com, the first decorating blog for any primetime networks series, takes questions from thousands of fans, while more than 3,600 fans follow her on Twitter through her handle @goodwifesetdec.
Kushnick also appears with celebrity curators and published authors including Martha Stewart, Cynthia Rowley, Molly Sims, Bobby Flay, and Bethenny Frankel on the social shopping site OpenSky (www.OpenSky.com) named one of the world’s 50 most innovative companies by Fast Company Magazine. Debuting as the only set decorator, Beth gives advice and insider product recommendations. She currently boasts more than 137,000 followers.
Kushnick and her work have been featured widely in the press including pieces in The New York Times, People Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Canadian House and Home, HGTV Magazine, The Detroit News, Huffington Post, Architectural Digest, CBS Watch Magazine, and more. A “shout out” from Julianna Margulies during her SAG Award acceptance speech was an unprecedented high mark in a successful career.
A passionate tastemaker known for her sharp, consistent eye, Kushnick quickly realized there was a consumer market for The Good Wife designs. To answer the call, she galvanized CBS Consumer Products, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, and Interlude Home to co-create The Good Wife Home Collection. Products from The Good Wife’s home décor line will be revealed through each episode of the series. Bringing the world of The Good Wife to life is the latest milestone in a career that’s as diverse as Kushnick’s designs, spanning dramatic films such as Reversal of Fortune to the sci-fi world of TV’s Fringe. Kushnick’s feature film credits include Hide and Seek, Rounders, Mortal Thoughts and Private Parts, and she has set decorated the East Coast units of The Insider, Jumanji, Frequency, Wanted and National Treasure. Her television work includes Kings, Trial By Jury, Conviction, and 3 Lbs. She was the set decorator for The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s lauded Costume Collection exhibition, The Model As Muse.
A native New Yorker, Kushnick is a Hall of Fame Inductee of The Set Decorators Society Of America, a voting member of both The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and a Christie’s Arbiter of Style.
Join Beth Kushnick @goodwifesetdec as she Guest Host #IntDesignerChat Tuesday, October 8, 2013 Topic: The Art and Craft of Set Decoration. 6pm ET, 5pm CT, 3pm PT, and 11pm GMT.