Movies inspire joy, sorrow, laughter and - occasionally - great ideas for interior designs. In honor of last night's Oscars, here are our favorite movie interiors and what you can learn from them.
Meryl Streep's beautiful kitchen makes us salivate — and we can't even smell the croque monsieurs from the movie. Airy and open concept, this kitchen was one of the main sets in the 2009 romantic comedy, It's Complicated, starring Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin. If you love this kitchen, then you'll love the rest of this home.
Ornate and classic, this bedroom would make anyone feel welcome - except Jennifer Lopez's Charlie. In Monster-in-Law, Lopez goes up against a tyrannical mother-in-law-to-be Viola Fields, played by Jane Fonda. In this bedroom, the wall sconces, table lamps and fireplace bring warmth and atmosphere to the large and heavily-draped room.
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Don't ever let anyone tell you that bathtubs must stay in the bathroom. By the looks of it, Audrey Hepburn's Holly Golightly probably never visited an actual furniture showroom, but her style in the 1961 classic Breakfast at Tiffany's is a testament to the notion that anything can be furniture if you try hard enough. When working with a client, try working their own vintage treasures into your design to give them a wholly unique look.
The Great Gatsby
Great doesn't even begin to cover this bedroom, featured in Baz Lurhmann's 2013 remake of The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan. The bed captures the gold, glitz and glamour that permeates the design of this 1920s setting, but the real highlight of the room is the staircase leading to the "closet."
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Sure, Bilbo Baggins' dining room may be monochromatic, but that's the point. His possessions from his travels bring light and color to the room. First shown in the 2001 epic The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, this hobbit house shows that one accessory - in this case an area rug - can really bring a room together.
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