Ever since I wrote about the home from the movie It’s Complicated, I have been getting e-mail requests to do the Diane Keaton’s beach house in Something’s Gotta Give. I wasn’t surprised that people wanted to see more of the house because it is critically acclaimed and often modeled after in the design community.
The exterior of the house is actually a shot of a real house in the Hamptons. It is smaller than most of the houses there, and has beautiful landscaping. As for the design, it has the perfect beach feel.
The farm kitchen has to be my favorite part of the house. It is colorful with white cabinets and black soapstone counters, making a perfect match. The best part is the light shining through, a must have at the beach.
The living room is to die for- the upholstery fabrics are nice and very relaxing. The room has a casual-elegance to it, detailed in the striped blue and white dhurri rug and the slipcovered sofa. ”It’s a lot of blues and grays, to bring in the colors of the sky — which is the first thing you see as you walk in — and it reminds them of their time at the beach,” said Phoebe Howard, one of the set decorators, to “House Beautiful”.
In the corner of the living room is a seating area next to the bookshelves. The furniture consists of dark rattan and wicker accent pieces with cream striped cushions. One of the things I loved about the decor was that they made it feel “homey”, with an endless number of beautiful flowers.
In the dining room, a dark wooden table and slipcovered chairs are surrounded by a beautiful ironstone china plate collection.
Diane’s beautiful bedroom is combined with her office, which has a gorgeous view of the beach. I would kill for the view! The room is also painted a serene and tranquil soft cream color.
Another one of my favorite parts about the home is that it is so light, a contrast to the heaviness we see in movie set designs today.
It is obvious why the house is one of the most talked about movie sets ever. What do you think of it?
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