Design Roundup

Hey there!  Been a while.  Just finished my finals today so I’m ready to rejoin society.  Here’s what I’m loving in the design world this week:

Wait. When did Domino Magazine go back into print?  How did I miss this?  Did this happen like two years ago and I’ve been living under a rock?  Doing a happy dance right now!





I love this beautiful living room in their current issue- it belongs to NYC restaurateur Ali Cayne.  I love the drapes hung nice and high- a common mistake people make is hanging their drapes too low.



I’ve written before about my love for Nancy Meyers set design.  I ran across a set of photos from The Holiday- who wouldn’t want to live in that charming English cottage.  Long set of photos so bear with me: (All images via)


I don’t remember this bedroom?  Time to rewatch the movie I guess.


But, I mean… that bathtub. C’mon.





Does anyone know if this is a real place?  Who wants to go visit?



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That’s about it for this week.  I hope everyone has a great last week before Christmas!

Set Design: It’s Complicated

I’ve mentioned it before that I love the set design in just about any Nancy Meyers film.  The Holiday, Something’s Gotta Give, Parent Trap, Father of the Bride.  They are also so totally Americana, comfy, homey, elegant and beautiful in their own way.

It’s complicated has one of my favorite kitchens- many elements I’d like to see in my dream kitchen.  It was designed by set designer Beth Rubino and I luuurve it.

How do I love this kitchen?  Let me count the ways:

Black steel framed windows.  Marble counters.  Open shelving.  Hanging pot racks.  Woven roman shades.  Butcher block island.  That stove.  The deep sink.  Ok, it is my dream kitchen.

Here are a few more photos from the rest of the house:

Set Design: The Change Up


I saw the Change Up tonight and as soon as I got home I had to look online to get some information about the set design… I loved it.  Here is an LA Times Article with more information about the design and the designers so I won’t go into that, but I did just want to mention a few of my favorite design elements:

  • The whole entire kitchen.  White cabinets and black counter tops.  The dark floors.  Love the curtains, love the roman shades, Country Curtains sells similar ones that I’ve had my eye of for a few years now:
  • I thought the exterior of the house was beautiful but unfortunately I can’t find any photos of it online.  It was so Americana and reminded me a lot of the Father of The Bride House.
  • I loved the bathroom, especially the bathtub which I also couldn’t find a picture.  The whole bathroom was crisp, serene and spa like, but what else would you expect when the fixtures are from Restoration Hardware and Waterworks.
    I loved the whole house… the designers did a great job of creating a very elegant, comfortable house.

Great Movie Decor from "Something’s Gotta Give"

In The Washington Post Home Section this week, they had a photo of the beautiful living room from the movie “Something’s Gotta Give” with Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson.  I wanted to share the photos with you cause I LOVE the design:

The two-story living room: