According to the CBS website, "The Good Wife is a drama starring Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies as a wife and mother who boldly assumes full responsibility for her family and re-enters the workforce after her husband's very public sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail. Pushing aside the betrayal and public humiliation caused by her husband, Peter, Alicia Florrick starts over by pursuing her original career as a defense attorney." The website continues, "For the first time in years, Alicia trades in her identity as the 'good wife' and takes charge of her own destiny."
Alicia moved out of the big house that she and her children shared with her cheating husband after the scandal and moved into a smaller apartment big enough for her and her two teenage kids. So what kind of apartment does a newly independent woman publicly scorn? Take a look:
The set really compliments Margulies character Alicia. She is a somewhat traditional woman who decides to stand by her husband even though she is angry and separated from him, but still a modern woman with the way she decided to start a career after 13 years of being an unemployed "Good Wife". It's not that she needed the money, but she needed to do it for herself. The traditional and contemporary mix defines this character's personality, and what is "style" if not defining a personality?
As you can see, the living room has a traditional style with some modern furniture, but you walk into the kitchen and it is very modern and contemporary. The light powder blue cabinets give a sense of elegance to the space. A different colored countertop on the island works great and also gives the kitchen some character.
Open shelving in front of the windows is a unique concept, it still allows light in and provides storage at the same time.
I give this set design 10 out of 10. I believe that the designer successfully captured the true character of Alicia Florrick as a working mom who wants to make a comfortable space for her kids and a woman scorn who keeps all her husband's belongings in a maid's closet (love it!). The traditional furniture represents the character's past and the more modern furniture and kitchen represents her present. Brilliant!
What do you think about this show's set design? Have you noticed it before?