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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

MoS at the Movies: Life As We Know It

This weekend I ventured out on opening weekend to see the new chick flick on the block, Life As We Know It. I'll say this up front- if anyone wants to leave me their baby to raise with Josh Duhamel, I certainly won't fight it like Heigel does.


Plotwise, this isn't The Departed. If you've seen the trailer, you pretty much know how it ends. But there are still plenty of reasons to see this flick. For one thing, there's a lot of heart in this movie- I damn near cried twice- and I don't cry in movies. Plus, there's a lot of visual charm - primarily in the form of its leading man. I'm ashamed to say that up until this weekend I used to think of Josh Duhamel as Fergie's arm candy, but after seeing him in this movie, now I see what all the fuss is about.

But the primary reason I'm mentioning this movie on MoS is that I know y'all will love the fabulous Atlanta house that features so prominently in the movie. It's certainly up there with the movie-house-of-all-movie-houses in Something's Gotta Give. The color palate is a tad monochromatic for my taste- consisting primarily of beige, light beige, dark beige, and medium beige...but still, it's a lovely home and I enjoyed peeking at all the sophisticated  little details that someone obviously put a lot of thought into.

One thing I noticed right off the bat- yep, the Suzanne Kastler quatrefoil lamp makes an appearance!

I loved these cozy club chairs in a fantastic print (someone knowledgeable out there probably knows what that fabric is- if so please share!). And the stone hearth keeps things cozy.

Yes, that's what you think it is on Katherine Heigel's face. But try to focus your attention instead on the fabulous sisal stair runner with chocolate brown trim.

It's hard to see here, but the dining room chairs are done in a taupe linen with nailhead trim.

The character this house originally belonged to was a lawyer, so of course the law geek in me got a kick out of how the set decorator put law books lining the shelves (see far left). I've yet to find a single lawyer who has books like that in their home (let alone in their office, since Lexis Nexis is de rigour these days), but I'll suspend my disbelief. 

The kitchen in this movie is spectacular. The lighting, the appliances, the counter stools- it's all breathtaking.


The verdict- see this movie with your girlfriends (or a saintly significant other) and admire the scenery....

Oh, and the house isn't bad either :-)

17 comments:

The Copper Pot said...

I just saw this movie on friday and was wowed by the home as well. I agree about the beige being too much but I love homes with all of that white trim! Funny you mentioned, I watched "Something's gotta give" last night. I LOVE that home. Wouldn't it be fun to have a job designing sets for movies?

Betsy said...

I will definitely have to check this movie out--great post! And it was actually filmed in my neighborhood. Quite a bit of excitement in the area with all the movie trailers around, as you can imagine!

I Do Declare said...

I saw this movie with 2 friends and we all agreed, that home was fantastic!

Sarah said...

I've been dying to see this flick. Glad to know it's a feel good movie with loads of eye candy..

traci zeller designs said...

I have so many comments that I barely know where to start! ;-)

I have seen a lawyer's home with a study filled with law books. I thought it was a bit much, but that's just me. Furniture stores also seem to like them as filler.

I'm not sure who manufactures the fabric, but Hickory Chair carries it (3230-98). It is just as fabulous in person! I have a client with a Hickory Chair sofa with that fabric -- I have one of her pillows in my house because we are working on window treatments! I'm drooling. HC uses lots of Kravet and Lee Jofa so that would be my first thought. I'll find out at market for you if you'd like!

Finally, I totally want to see that movie but I thought it might be a little on the cheesy side ... not that I really care! I'm a sucker for a good romantic comedy!!

The Matters of Style Girls said...

Traci, if you know of any furniture stores in need of some "prop" law books, MoS Washington and I could furnish an entire library. To think that I never re-sold mine because I thought I might need them one day. hahahahaha.

TheStylishChick said...

The fabric is called Tucker Resist from PK Lifestyles (formerly Waverly). I know Calico Corners carries the indigo version but not sure about the tan as shown.

Good luck on your search!

Baylor Love said...

So funny...my husband the lawyer says the same thing every time he sees a set on tv/movies (which is all the time of course). "Nobody has a set of those books, how ridiculous".

The Stylish Chick said...

I came across another possibility today for what that fabric might be: pattern Durham from Duralee. VERY similar to Tucker Resist, but I'm fairly certain it comes in a tan colorway. :o)

Christie said...

I fell in love with the lighting fixture in the nursery. Does anyone know where I can buy it?

traci zeller designs said...

Front Door Fabrics on Monroe Road has the Tucker Resist in tan. If that's not the fabric from the movie (I've already returned the pillow to my client), you could have fooled me!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know where the counter stools are from with the woven rush?

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know where the woven rush counter stools are from?

Anonymous said...

Hello, Does anyone know the painting that is in the nursery? They never give a focused image of it but I would really like to see it and possibly buy a print! Thanks! :)

Anonymous said...

I would love to know where the woven rush counter stools are from, as was inquired on 10/22/10. Was there any response to that?

Anonymous said...

I would love to know where the black iron bed in the master bedroom is from?

Seems like such a simple bed frame, but I'm unable to locate one that looks like that.....thank you.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know where to buy barstools?

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