My family laughs at me. I can be halfway through a movie I swore I never saw and the "aha" moment hits and I realize, well yes I have seen it. It use to bother me, not remembering movies I had seen, until I figured it out. You see, I don't watch movies for the dialogue (a blessing in most cases), nor because of the actors, the plot, the hype. No, I watch movies for the set design. That's right, I am hopelessly in love with movie sets! I will stop, rewind, replay a scene until the cows come home in order to figure out what was that wall paper, and what style sofa or headboard was that, or who made that rug?
A favorite movie of mine for this very reason is 'The Holiday'. Set in Surrey, England, Iris' darling Rosehill Cottage is right up my alley! Yet, what is fascinating to me, for example, is that this beautiful cottage is only temporary. Merely hobbled together (thoughtfully so I should add) with timber, wire and Styrofoam.
|No need to worry about the roof caving in. I realized after researching this movie, that Rosehill Cottage is just a set.|
I have gone so far as to ask my designer (fabulous gal by the way) if we could replicate the sweet and oh so cozy bedroom from the movie. If you haven't seen it, please rent it next winter....you will love it. Totally gorgeous sets in both locations - Surrey, England and in Beverly Hills! I watched this movie so many times over winter break that my husband gave me a copy for my birthday.
|I fell in love with this cozy, understated bedroom from 'The Holiday'|
|The living room of Rosehill Cottage is warm and inviting|
|This tranquil and traditional guest room from The Nanny Diaries calls to me...|