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  • Writer's pictureKatrina Frontczak

Interior Design in Film

So February 2nd is global movie day. So I thought I'd put a fun article together on design in film. I'm a movie lover. It's like art to me and these particular shows and films really impacted me from a design perspective. Each space that I've chosen to share about is unique for a specific reason and stuck with me. I love home design and film so I'm sharing a few of my favorite things.

The Morning Show

The apartment of Alex Levy in NYC has stellar lighting. And so does her dressing room. Lighting doesn't necessarily take front stage in every home, but I noticed it right away on this show. There's always a moody glow. The pictures below don't do it justice, but it gives you an idea. You'll have to watch the show to see fully what I'm talking about. The rooms are all soft and shadowy with the NYC sky line in full display in the background, and I'll tell you that it glows!

Home Again

This California Hacienda is what dreams are made of. I'm actually not crazy about the movie, but I love Reese Witherspoon and of course it's the set of a Nancy Meyers movie. I LOVE Spanish revival style homes. Every room feels like home. It's relaxed yet stylish, and perfect for entertaining. California casual and never lacking amazing textiles...Don't you agree?

Killing Eve

I was obsessed with this show. It was intriguing, mysterious and always surprising me. The fashion was always vibrant and it was filmed all over Europe. The main villain was a psycopathic killer who's name is actually Villianelle. She was not only gorgeous but creepy as hell. I don't know how she pulled off being so damn creepy, but she did. I literally still get the creeps remembering some of the scenes. One of her over the top apartments was in Barcelona Spain. It was stunning. As you can see it was a historical piece of art. And since Villianelle enjoyed the finer things, she loved it as well.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Have you guys heard of Wes Anderson? He makes super quirky movies. His set designs are very theatrical in color and memorable. He uses colors that are reminiscent of the 50's. Lots of pastel pinks, greens, blues and yellows displayed monochromatic on his sets. They are very theatrical. And the acting is super quirky too. This movie has no shortage of fun visuals and it's definitely worth a watch.

Under the Tuscan Sun

This film gives me all the feel good European design vibes. Like if you want to travel to Italy on a budget, just plop down on your sofa and put this movie on with a glass of red wine. Francis goes on a trip to Tuscany after a nasty divorce and falls in love with a villa in the country which she then fixes up and builds a new life for herself. Its sooooo good! The house! The food! The Vino!

Hope you all enjoyed this collection of movies that capture style and design in film.

Until next time....Ciao!


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