Oscar award-winning interior decorator Emile Kuri listed on the Market House window on Main Street but he made his input on this world as a set decorator and art director. Kuri won two Academy Awards for Best Art Direction and was nominated for six more. Nominations include the Absent Minded Professor, Mary Poppins, Bed Knobs and Broomsticks and also worked on It's a Wonderful Life and collaborated with Alfred Hitchcock. He would win an Emmy for the sets of Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color.
Emile Kuri would join the Disney Studio in 1952 where he remained a cast member for 23 years. He also supervised the decoration of Walt Disney's homes, inside the Disneyland offices and including Walt's residence over the fire station.
Emil Curry took his same design aesthetic that you see inside the Plaza Inn but applied it to the Disney Family apartment. Bright lush fabrics, deep cranberry red and layering and texture all made a relatively small apartment feel deep with its history and story and nostalgia.
Growing up in Los Angeles in the 70s/80s we visited Disneyland on a regular basis and often after school, before "Annual Passes".