This movie had me laughing and crying—sometimes at the same time. Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway are intern and boss respectively at her internet fashion company, ATF (About the Fit). After the company decides to start a senior intern program, the type A Jules (Hathaway) is finally charmed by the sweet, calming presence of Ben (De Niro). And away we go. This is not your typical Meyer's romantic comedy, but a comedy that appeals to all generations. Check out the trailer and see for yourself.
Filmed in and around Brooklyn (ATF was built in the Bronx), they did a fantastic job of blending the old with the new.
Working around existing traditional architectural design, modern design elements, and some industrial pieces were added to give it that wonderful tug and pull, put-together look that I find especially appealing in today's interiors.
Open shelving was used in placed of typical over counter cabinetry to give the space a more ethereal feel. Brooklyn townhomes are beautiful, but not often very spacious, so anytime you can squeeze extra visual space from a room when space is at a premium, it's always a good idea. Marble counters and gray cabinets, white subways tile, the contrast of black and white accents along with pops of color, make this room timeless.
The living room, dining room combination uses the space well. When floor space is sparse, look up. Bookshelves and cabinets provide much-needed storage. Using a pair of chairs instead of a loveseat or second sofa keeps the room from looking (and feeling) closed in. The large mirror helps to bounce the light around the room when windows are only located in the back and front of the home, as is typical of most townhomes.
The loft spaces used a lot of black and white with punches of color. You can find the CB2 couches here. White tables were paired with practical black desk chairs, but Jules' desk also has a couple of stylish Louis Ghost chairs for guests. The same aesthetic was used throughout the lofts—a mix of chic, modern, traditional elements that make me want to see the movie again and again just to get more design tips!
Similar lighting at School House Electric. And let's not forget the fashion—wide-legged pants, plaid jackets, knitted sweaters, and lots of black and white.
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Photos: Joshua McHugh and Warner Bros.