As is so typically the case in a Nancy Meyers film, a lot of the motion within the romantic comedy “Residence Once more” (co-produced by Meyers and written and directed by her daughter, Hallie Meyers-Shyer) revolves round a meticulously styled residence.
So it’s no shock that actress Reese Witherspoon shares high billing with the image’s 1929 Spanish-style hacienda in Brentwood.
“The home is sort of a character within the movie,” says manufacturing designer Ellen J. Brill. “That’s what occurs in Nancy Meyers motion pictures.”
However this isn’t a big-budget Nancy Meyers movie.
“We had been on a restricted finances,” Brill says. “However Hallie knew that she needed a really mild and shiny really feel to the place. She needed it to really feel very very like California.”
Brill says Meyers-Shyer additionally needed a Spanish-style residence, which meant she and set decorator Nicole Cates needed to steadiness the darkish structure with the nice and cozy and comfy really feel the writer-director needed.
The interiors are refined and relaxed, with delicate touches of pink, blue and white striped textiles and a pleasant mixture of rustic, Midcentury and bohemian accents.
Heat, trendy, snug — that is California dwelling at its greatest.
“That’s the enjoyable half,” Brill says of the eclectic decor. “Present character. Nobody likes the very same factor for very lengthy.”
Right here’s how Brill created the nice and cozy interiors:
Within the pink
Touches of pink — cushions, rugs, throws and textiles — soften the house’s terra-cotta flooring, iron and carved wooden doorways. “We needed to make it livable and enjoyable and female, as a result of [Witherspoon’s character] is now again on the West Coast and he or she is single once more,” Brill says. “That is her new starting.” Brill created the colourful headboard in the master suite utilizing two rugs from Raoul Textiles on the Pacific Design Middle.
Blue and white accents
Within the kitchen, daring blue and white tile contrasts with whitewashed Shaker-style cupboards. Due to the movie’s decrease finances, Brill coated the house’s dated tile with vinyl. “Blue and white at all times works,” she says. The counter tops are additionally pretend. “They had been a bullnose countertop, so we positioned contact paper on high to make it appear to be butcher block,” provides Brill.
Striped ornamental materials, rugs, shades and pillows give the West Coast interiors a conventional East Coast contact.
Wicker and rattan
Wicker and rattan from Misplaced and Discovered, Dovetail , Nickey Kehoe and Meridith Baer residence staging and furnishings leasing give the interiors a youthful high quality. “Texture was essential as a result of we had such a impartial palette,” says Brill.
To keep away from a dated shabby stylish look, Brill went with classic farmhouse furnishings you would possibly discover at Lief (they’re really from a prop home) in a lighter palette. “We didn’t put loads of darkish issues in the home,” Brill says. “Antiques with a great patina at all times work.”
The five-bedroom 1929 Spanish-style hacienda in Brentwood has a celebrity-filled historical past. Earlier homeowners embrace Cindy Crawford (and featured in Elle Decor journal), together with Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck.
The place to go to buy to get the look:
Sofas and chairs: Cisco Home
Out of doors teak furnishings: Pottery Barn
Butterfly chairs and covers: Circa50
Tender furnishings, rugs, equipment, vases, baskets, Midcentury furnishings: Meridith Baer Home
Lamps: Schoolhouse Electric (Brill and Cates made among the lamps utilizing vases)
Wicker hanging lamps and ethnic equipment: Mix Furniture