Steal some style from the silver screen

Steal Some Style from the Silver Screen

Sometimes, especially after a long winter, it’s hard to feel inspired. This winter is certainly no exception, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has left many of us feeling rather ho-hum about our own homes. 

We get it… and we have a fun solution that should help you see your home with fresh eyes and feel inspired to bring out its beauty. 

All you need is the remote control and a comfy spot on the couch (which might need replacing, too). 

Popcorn is entirely optional… 

Channel these Hollywood Hits in Your Home

Before you check out these design-driven blockbusters, take a look around your home and try to get specific with yourself about what needs to change. 

Where in your home do you feel dull or discouraged? Is it a space issue? Do you feel cramped or short on storage? Are the colors too drab? Possibly too loud? What about materials and upholstery? Do things look faded or tired? Are your window treatments the perfect blend of form and function?  

Maybe the whole house just needs a facelift, a la Frances Mayes’ villa featured in Under the Tuscan Sun

Whatever it is, get as clear as possible and then revisit or introduce yourself to the inspiring homes in these feature films. 

Make “Life imitates art” your mantra and zero in on the visual details that most delight you while watching. Keeping a list is never a bad idea; neither is comparison… viewing.

For instance, take a look at Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums. This movie, among other attributes, is truly a study in the unapologetic use of bold colors and patterns. You might be inclined to give wallpaper a try after watching this flick, though we’d be surprised if your tastes align with the animal prints featured in these scenes.

On the other hand, there is something very comforting about Meg Ryan’s apartment in You’ve Got Mail, which relies on muted tones and familiar details like patchwork quilts and strategically placed lamps. 

Minimalists will take a shine to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, which is an homage to modern styles.

Looking for something more avant-garde? You can’t do better than Beetlejuice

Get in some screen time and share your cinematic design inspiration with us on social! 

In the meantime, we invite you to contact us with your design questions or as soon as you’re inspired to get started!

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