Thursday, October 4, 2012

Honey, I'm Home!

As an interior designer, I love paying close attention to character's homes in movies. Some of my favorites include Cameron Diaz's and Kate Winslet's houses in "The Holiday," Diane Keaton's home in "Something's Gotta Give," and of course, Meryl Streep's house in "It's Complicated." I even wrote a blog post about them. I've recently found a new tinsel town home that I am absolutely in love with! It's Leslie Mann's and Jason Bateman's mini mcmansion from "The Change Up."

When I saw the previews for this movie, I thought it could either be really stupid or pretty funny and I am happy to say that I thought it was the latter.

The house used in the movie is actually in Atlanta, Georgia but the interior was shot in a studio. I love this southern, traditional home.

Oh! Hi Leslie! Thanks, we would love to come in!

The colorings used in this home are so pretty. Dark wood floors and stair rails against the white moldings and millwork are just my style!

See? The pale yellow wallpaper is so homey and inviting.

There was a ton of texture and patterns used for the styling of this house. I even like the green and blue striped stair runner. Also, notice the picture collage around the antique clock. So cool.

How cute is that chocolate toile print chair? 

I even like the blue and yellow china on the shelves in the background. Adding lots of rugs is another way to make wood floors cozy.

The family room looks pretty cluttered and "lived" in but I still love it!

This is my dream dining room! I always tend to lean towards those kind of chair when I am in furniture stores. The sideboard is great too.

Loving the shabby chic hutch. Even the highchairs are pretty freaking sweet!

The kitchen is a little different. I do love the green backsplash tile but if it were my house I think I would have done a different color. 

The floral curtains are pretty cute, but again, I just don't think this room matches the rest of the house. Don't get me wrong though. I die for this kitchen!

And all its white cabinet glory!

I hope my dream home has an eat-in kitchen area too. So fun!

The nursery is print overload but I still like it. I think the floral wallpaper with the zoo animal boarder is so sweet.

This is one of my favorite rooms in the house. The small tile from the millwork to the ceiling is so chic.

And the backlit mirrors are gorgeous and convenient.

Man. That shower is just asking for me to get in it.

I. Freaking. Adore. This. Bedding. It's simple and pretty. I like that it's feminine but still kind of geometric and not really girly. And I really like the sheets paired with it.

I like the curtains too! I could go without the wallpaper in this room though. I think just a nice soft buttercream would be nice. Or even a cool teal.

Shoot, I actually don't care. I would move into that bedroom in a second.

Especially with that window seat. Where can I find a house like this in OC? I need to know!

Happy Thursday, Diary readers!



  1. Wow, I never paid that close attention, but it really is a beautiful house!

  2. I don't think I've ever REALLY looked at homes in movies. I'm sure going to start now! :]