This post is old news to some people, but yesterday I watched Nancy Meyer’s film It’s Complicated (2009) for the first time. Meryl Streep's character lives in this Spanish-style Santa Barbara home, very nice and homey, and runs a gorgeous bakery/café. Alec Baldwin plays her ex. The story, which I'm not going into, is wonderful but I was quite occupied with looking at the set design; I loved the orange and blue hues in the living room. As you can see in the photos, there were lamps and all kinds of wonderful home decor. I couldn't find a better photo of the patio, which I find fantastic.
The production designer was Jon Hutman and the set decorator was Beth Rubino (both were also responsible for the beautiful set design of Something's Gotta Give (2003)). One part of the story is that Streep's character has hired an architect, played by Steve Martin, to design an addition to her house with the kitchen she has always dreamed of and some other rooms and a second floor.
I really enjoyed this film and laughed a lot but there was one thing I was hugely disappointed with: We don't get to see the renovation itself! What was that all about? Could someone please tell Nancy Meyer to make a sequel because I'm dying to see the outcome; it doesn't really have to be a full-length film, I just need to see the making of that addition.
Is that too much to ask for?
3 living room: via SDSA
4-7: via Traditional Home
8 bathtub: via Elle Decor
9 patio: via Cote de Texas