September 28, 2015

Totally Crushing Over

The Intern! I saw the movie over the weekend and fell in love... with the interiors. (And the movie.) Nancy Meyers really knows how to put together a set. You'll recognize some of her beautiful designs in movies like, It's Complicated, Something's Gotta Give, The Holiday, and Father of the Bride, to name just a few of my favorites. Well, add The Intern to the list. Inspired by her interior designer mother, antique dealer grandmother, and (for this movie) Pinterest(!), Meyers already had a grasp on exactly how she wanted the movie to feel. She's very invested in her sets and feels as though they're characters in their own right. (Credit also goes to production designer Kristi Zea and set decorator Susan Bode Tyson.)

This movie had me laughing and cryingsometimes 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. 

A close-up shot of the dining room reveals the Restoration Hardware table, the Lindsey Adelman chandelier (here's a substitute), and Josef Hoffmann dining chairs. AND Ms. Meyers did a lot of her shopping at One King's Lane and you can too. Shop the movie here.

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 loftsa 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 fashionwide-legged pants, plaid jackets, knitted sweaters, and lots of black and white.

You may also like Nancy's Kitchens.

Photos: Joshua McHugh and Warner Bros.


Emily said...

I loved the movie and the interiors! I want to move to Brooklyn right away and decorate my home just like this.

Anonymous said...

Love this post! Thanks. - Kit