Monday, November 28, 2011

"Always so dramatic"

                               MOVIE MONDAY!!!

My dad and I share a love for movies. We were talking movies the other day and he suggested I put up some ideas from movies on my blog! Perfect.

The movie for this week is "Because I Said So" with the set director being Maggie Martin and the art director is Christopher Tanden.

Given, it wasn't the greatest chick-click in the world, but the set on this movie was


Millie's apartment was filmed quite a bit.
The part that I like about it the most is that it looks like every thing could be from a flea market or hand-me-downs or collected from various places with various stories.
The open space and tall windows and the retro kitchen allow for the whole thing to flow together.

LOVE LOVE LOVE this space!

 There is no real place to start and no direction to go in so we shall just jump in:

On one of Millie's brick walls  she is hanging about five multicolored strands of lights. Which are an efficiant way to quickly and cheaply decorate a wall AND add color and lighiting.

On the windows over her beautiful full-length windows are solid and shear curtains WITH designs on them. Don't be afraid of a little pattern, a little texture. Expecially when you are wanting a room like this one.

What makes it all fit together and match, is just that; it doesn't match!

No worries if you don't have full length mirrors to brighten up your room. When you are ready for window treatments, just extend the curtain rod above your window however much you'd like, to the ceiling if you dare. And then let them hang to the floor. Drop it like it's hot, girl, all the way down!

        Did you see the chalkboard-faced fridge?  
      And that retro oven? To die for! Love it. 
Chalkboard spray paint is so easy to come by! Just make sure to prep everything accordingly. (And I am not sure yet on if you can just paint over it if you need it changed.) I'm down to chalkboard almost anything these days. So creative and so fun. Who doesn't like to write notes everywhere?

On the kitchen island she has a large yellow lamp with a spotted shade. Perfect! It's edgy and different and in a different place then you'd expect. Again, it adds mood and lighting.

Open pantry: So in love with idea if there are no little monkey's around. It can be a sure way to make sure all your dishware matches AND that you won't be having any wierd foods hiding behind doors (yeah, those cheesy, spicy puff organized. I feel that when you do have an open pantry it is important to still beclear where things are and have things sectioned off and stored properly. 


My favorite part of this interior decorating part would be this amazingly large, comfy couch. In the movie, Millie moves around her furniture twice, with the couch being the center piece. Her and Daphne also have a heart-warming conversation. And then Daphne gets a log awaited kiss... All on this very couch. 

Go big or go...wait. Home is where we want to go BIG! Yes, we even have a saying encouraging it.

front and center.

Throw a bunch of crazy pillows on it, add a warm blanket or two, and you will love your comfy couch too. 

Be inspired by the things around you, including movie set designs. There are hard working and talented people behind all of those rooms. Just send a little love and appreciation to those people. I know I do. And always Love Your Space. 

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