My first and foremost inspiration came from Twin Peaks the tv series by David Lynch. Especially the black lodge scenes. The setting was so simple yet so engaging. The color red was very important and something we tried to re-create during the dream sequence (aka most of the sequence) in Deathbed.
The production designer for Twin Peaks was Patricia Norris; who has worked on many significant American films. Norris went on to design costumes for several iconic films of the 1970s and 80s, including Capricorn One (1977), Days of Heaven (1978)and Scarface (1983).
In 1980, she designed the costumes for The Elephant Man, the first of many collaborations with director David Lynch. For her next project with Lynch, Blue Velvet, she received her first credit as production designer, taking responsibility for the entirety of the film’s decor, not just the costumes. Norris continued to work on all of Lynch’s films, up to The Straight Story (1999).
In recent years, Norris has collaborated with Plan B Entertainment on The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007), Killing Them Softly (2012), and 12 Years a Slave (2013).
Norris has been nominated six times for the Academy Award for Costume Design; she won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Costume Design for a Series for the pilot episode of Twin Peaks.