I then continued developing my idea of the gothic revival mansion for Donkey Skin’s family residence in the 1940s. I looked at ways I could personalise the design so as to remind the viewer of the original tale. Like with the donkey gargoyles, I had fun trying to imagine a donkey door knocker.
For the interior, the style would probably be over-ornate as a way to show off the family’s wealth. I had the idea of a huge main hall with an imposing staircase at one end. It would be the perfect place to organise receptions and formal events. These are also a way to remind the audience of the iconic balls that usually occur in fairy tales.