Nancy Meyers is as known for her set decoration as she is her movies- I mean, the sets kind of MAKE the movies for me- they are like another character! In this month’s Tradtional Home I spotted a sneak peek of the set design of her new film, The Intern, and the kitchen may be one of her best yet! She based the Brooklyn townhome of Anne Hathaway’s character on Jenna Lyons’ previous and furiously blogged home. But this kitchen looks better than Jenna’s for sure!
The other night I was in the mood to watch something light set in France. But for some crazy, unknown reason, no streaming service has French Kiss, one of my favorite “lay in bed and do nothing” movies. It’s a tragedy, I tell you. So instead I made Andrew watch Chocolat, which he was less than thrilled with, but I was into since I hadn’t seen in in many years. I forgot how amazingly charming the little chocolate shop is- and it immediately had me thinking of designing a kitchen based on the details in it!
The perfect light blue-green walls, the wood shelves, the patterned concrete tile floors? Oh yes, this is the PERFECT inspiration.
I’ve noticed a lot of kitchens and baths lately boldly employing patterned tile floors, walls and backsplashes. These tiles, mostly examples of Moroccan cement tile, are both contemporary and vintage and when mixed with modern cabinetry and details, can result in a truly showstopping look. But I have to wonder, will this look be timeless? Is it a risk worth taking in main space like a kitchen? Lets take a look at some examples and talk it through.
This room just uses the patterned tile behind the range, which I love in combination with he rustic beams, brick and the sleek counter and cabinetry.
As you know, I just renovated my kitchen two years ago and it is awesome. But that doesn’t mean I don’t fantasize about OTHER kitchens. Lately I’ve been totally obsessed with fancy, vintage styled black ranges seen in glorious homes the world over. I don’t think this is our forever house (I still harbor dreams of renovating a truly antique homes somewhere I can have baby pygmy goats) and I like to think by then perhaps one of these ranges would be involved in said country house. :)
Take a peek for some yummy inspiration….