"let your boat of life be light, packed with only
what you need - a homely home and simple pleasures, someone to love and someone to love you,
enough to eat and enough to wear
and a little more than enough to drink:
for thirst is a dangerous thing"

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

favourite homes from the movies

I have a "board" on my "Pinterest" page with all my favourite places and spaces.  Mostly they are homes to look at and dream about.

"It's Complicated" is having a re-run on DSTV at the moment.  I saw it for the first time with "the girls" and we nearly killed ourselves laughing (maybe the champagne and sushi lunch had something to do with it).  The second time it was hired on DVD and watched with Michael and Matthew and was not quite as funny as I remembered (maybe the men in the room had something to do with it?).   I hate it when you tell people how funny a movie is and then you sit down to watch it with them, not even you, find it that funny anymore.  On Saturday morning I caught a bit of it on one of the channels and once I start watching and even if three quarters of the way through, it is difficult for me to stop.  So I ending up watching about 40 minutes of it again.  This time, I was all on my own and must confess to a couple of good laughs on my own (Alex Baldwin is pretty funny) and the "Skype" and "Boom" scenes, are very funny.

However Meryl Streep's house was the most worth ogling and best of all, I loved her kitchen (the bakery was not too bad either)
Too lovely 
(never mind that French "Croque Monsieur" she rustled up for supper)

Then Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton in "Something's Gotta Give".  An OK movie which I ended up watching a couple of times and mainly because I had fallen in love with Diane Keaton's house on the Hamptons.  
Night time Pyjama Party?

Stormy afternoon - my aching nerves
and the front side
and I could go on and on but take a look here

Then the house that Ryan Gosling built in "The Notebook"
"The Holiday" with Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet (oooh and Jude Law) was another sweet movie that was enjoyed more for the homes and the English countryside than the content of the movie.
Kate Winslet's cottage in "The Holiday"
and the cosy living room
(I could move right in)
and the very impractical bathroom  
Could have trouble getting out (never mind getting in) and missing the narrow ledge of step
(and putting your head back to rinse your hair)
Was there a shower?
Did you see Diane Lane in "Under the Tuscan Sun"?  
Right up my street (but where is the wine?  AND her friends?)
her amazing "garden"

What is your dream house from the movies?

1 comment:

  1. Good choices! Uma Thurman's apartment in 'Prime' is a big favourite of mine (funny movie too) and I have fantasies of living in (or at least visiting) the Tuscan villa where Kenneth Branagh filmed his version of 'Much Ado About Nothing'.