21 November 2011

“The Change Up”–One Great Movie House

 

My daughter Elisabeth recently emailed me that she wanted to get some new bedding for her apartment.    I didn’t really blame her, the duvet cover we bought at Restoration Hardware was a disappointment.  It is linen, in a dark linen color, and it is just a wrinkled, dull looking mess.  It needs to be professionally ironed for one thing, plus the color just does nothing for her bedroom.   When you live in a pretty house, with beautiful architectural elements and antique furniture – plain bedding can be an asset: 

 

 

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In a gorgeous room, with antiques and architectural interest – the most simple bedding can be an asset. Design by Eleanor Cummings, Houston.

 

 

 

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Even, in a plainer room – but with luscious curtains and French doors - plain bedding can be beautiful.  Design by Rachel Ashwell, Shabby Chic.

 

But, when you live within four boring apartment ivory walls and standard apartment beige carpet with horizontal blinds – plain bedding can be a real negative.  Originally Elisabeth bought crisp navy and white with lime green accent bedding – but, despite my objections, she returned this in favor of the neutral Restoration Hardware linen collection.  She paired it all with the white slipcovered headboard from Pottery Barn.  Still, she never complained about her bedding, so I just let it go.  Her apartment turned out cute enough, despite the plain linen.

 

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The wrinkled mess – maybe a professional ironer could straighten this out, but it’s just really boring looking in person.  It looked much cuter in the RH catalogue.  I even bought two lilac pillows – thinking they would be a great accent color.  Wrong.  It all just blends together.

 

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Still, her apartment is cute enough.  We took this picture the week she moved in – since then she’s changed a lot – she got a wood coffee table, a reject from a client of mine, added an area rug, took out the chaise – and made the sofa into one long one instead (Ikea is amazing!) – among other things. 

 

Since she never complained or mentioned her bedding, I assumed she was happy with it.  That is, until last week when she mentioned that she had found some John Robshaw bedding that she really liked.  John Robshaw?   Now, I know Elisabeth has a Pinterest account and likes to lurk there several times a week, but still her John Robshaw knowledge stumped me.  Where did THAT come from?  Now that she’s home for Thanksgiving, we decided to watch a movie the other night – The Change Up – and lo and behold, that movie is exactly where the John Robshaw connection came from.   When the movie started, she said – “Mom wait until you see their house – it’s adorable.”   Might I have a budding partner for my interior design business? I only wish!!! 

 

Anyone who reads this blog knows one of my all time favorite movie houses is the Hamptons beach house in Something’s Gotta Give, designed by Set Decorator Beth Rubino.

 

A close second is the two houses in The Holiday, designed by Set Decorators Cindy Carr and David Smith, Jon Hutman, Production Designer.

 

The English countryside house in The Holiday.

 

Beth Rubino of Something’s Gotta Give and It’s Complicated fame, is probably my favorite Set Decorator.  Her work for Nancy Meyers, along with Jon Hutman as Production Designer, is phenomenal.   We even had Rubino as a guest on The Skirted Roundtable (if you missed this interview, you should give it a listen HERE.)    But after watching The Change Up, I might have found a new Set Decorator who obviously has a great eye for decor.   In fact, much like Something’s Gotta Give, the house in The Change Up is so cute, it steals the movie away from its stars.  The director, David Dobkin, of Wedding Chasers fame, chose Barry Robison for Production Design – a very wise choice.  Robison’s resume is long and varied – from Wolverine and The Chronicles of Narnia to Wedding Crashers and You, Me, and Dupree (two other great “house” movies.)   The Set Decorator is Debra Schutt – known for her work on Revolutionary Road and The Stepford Wives, just a few of her very many credits. 

The Change Up stars Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman who switch bodies – one is a married father, the other is a perennial bachelor.  Leslie Mann is fabulous as the long suffering wife and Olivia Wilde is the temptress at work.   The first time I saw the movie, I kept telling Elisabeth how terrible it was.   But, while grabbing these photos for the blog – where I had to watch it three times – I actually like the movie now!  It’s very funny in places and Leslie Mann steals the show.  Mostly, though,  I just enjoyed looking at the house.   Apparently the house’s exterior is located in Buckhead, Atlanta, where Dobkin and Robison had scouted – looking for the perfect “first” McMansion for the up and coming lawyer that Jason Bateman plays: 

"It's not quite Colonial or Arts and Crafts but a pastiche of traditional elements," Robison said of the house. "We noticed that a lot of houses in Atlanta had a similar style: dark floors, white cabinetry, iron railings, creamy walls, which we replicated with Benjamin Moore Linen White, and beautiful fabrics on windows and furniture. We wanted to tap into that."

Ah, yes, a Production Designer familiar with Linen White! He must have great taste!   Furniture for the house was purchased at Bungalow Classic in Atlanta HERE, another aesthetically pleasing choice.   The blue and white bedroom was inspired by Victoria Hagen and Barbara Berry - ok, I am loving this designer more and more!!  AND, get this – the window treatments throughout the house are all Colefax and Fowler and Osborne and Little!!!    And to top it all off, John Robshaw blogged about his fabric’s appearance in The Change Up saying how thrilled he was when Debra Schutt showed up at his store to shop for the movie.   Must be such a fun job to design a house without any client input!

Today, I am only going to show the McMansion owned by Bateman and Mann, but the single Ryan Reynolds’ bachelor pad is quite a vision itself  - with a weird collection of found furniture, toys, sports memorabilia and junk.  There is one thing in the apartment that caught my eye though – a bright red SMEG refrigerator!

 

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Bachelor Ryan Reynolds apartment has a red SMEG refrigerator.  Broke and out of work – I’m not sure how he could afford the SMEG, but this is Hollywood.

 

Unfortunately, there are no official photographs of the movie house – so I had to grab them off the DVD, hence the poor quality.  Sorry for that.  And, I’m just going to show the house – not a recap of the movie (don’t worry!)  If you like a movie with décorative visuals and pretty houses, then watch it.  But, if you don’t like potty jokes or sexual  humor – beware, this movie isn’t for you.   I will warn you, the first scene is vile, dealing with dirty diapers.  Close  your eyes and wait it out for a minute or so for it to be over.  Trust me. 

 

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Since this is Hollywood, only the exterior of the house is real, located in the Buckhead area of Atlanta.  The interiors are all built on a soundstage. 

 

 

 

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The front hall:  The walls are wallpapered in a light yellow stripe above the wood molding wainscot. The stair rail is trendy iron and the floors are very dark hardwoods.  Brass sconces light the area – sconces are actually found throughout the house.  The living room and dining room are to the left and right of the entry hall.  Straight ahead is the family room on the left and the kitchen and breakfast room on the right.  The round table divides the two areas.

 

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The runner on the stairs is probably by Dash and Albert HERE.   Seagrass is used on the foyer.   The round, gray painted table divides the family room from the kitchen.  A blue and green area rug sits underneath the table.  And the rug under the table is this Dash and Albert rug HERE.

 

 

 

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Looking down at the foyer, you can see a collection of antique intaglios hanging on the wall – surrounding a gilt, antique clock.

 

 

 

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Entering the family room – wing chairs covered in a reversed brown and white oriental toile flank the doorway.  The walls are board and batten.  Now understand this about the movie – the family that lives here is a modern family.   The husband is an attorney, the wife is an architect.  They have a young daughter and baby twins – a boy and a girl.  The house is a mess, always!  There are piles of toys and baby gear throughout.  I wish they had taken professional photographs of the house without all the mess and without the actors, but they didn’t.  So, imagine it all cleaned up and without Jason and Ryan wondering about!

 

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The family room has a sofa, two chairs and a bench on the left.  You can see the mess of toys everywhere!   In the back is the kitchen – the round table divides the two rooms.  Brass sconces continue into this room.

 

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Behind the two chairs is a china cabinet set inside a niche.  Three armed sconces flank the cabinet filled with blue and white antique dishes, reminiscent of the Something’s Gotta Give dining room.

 

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One of the funniest scenes in the movie is here when the best friends try to convince the wife that they have changed bodies.  They ask her to quiz them to prove they’ve switched bodies.  She says – ok – “what’s my favorite color?”  Her husband stammers and says RED?   The bachelor says CELADON.  “Just look around, man, everything in your house is celadon – all the accessories, all the furniture.”    And it’s true.  Most the of the painted furniture is a shade of bluish-green. 

 

 

 

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The two hand painted pillows on the sofa are from John Robshaw – though this particular one appears to be sold out.

 

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   For more information on the hand painted pillows, go John Robshaw’s web site, HERE.

 

 

 

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Facing the back wall – there is a fireplace with a flat screen above it.  Here you can see the cute bench on the right.  There’s a celadon colored pagoda next to the fireplace and a celadon colored painted console table behind the sofa. 

 

 

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Here, you can see the clock and the intaglios hanging on the wall – and the Dash and Albert rug.  In the back is the baby’s playpen in front of the china cabinet.

 

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In this night view, you can see the celadon colored round table and French styled console table behind the sofa, piled high with design books.  A wall of French doors, covered with blue and white curtains,  open to the backyard.

 

 

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The kitchen has cabinetry by Kitchen Craft and polished Vermont granite countertops. "We needed something to energize the unrelenting neutrals and bring color and youth to this environment," Production Designer Robison said.   They used a patterned green backsplash made of tile from Waterworks.  A large island separates the kitchen from the breakfast area.

 

 

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Here you can see the arch that the stove sits under.  There are many arch elements repeated throughout the house.

 

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Along the sink wall, there are no upper cabinets – another trendy choice. The windows are covered with a lime green-yellow and pink fabric that looks like an Osborne and Little fabric to me. Notice the meat cleaver hanging off the upper cabinet. hehe!!   Even the hardware is first rate.  Truly, no expense was spared when decorating this house.  Remember in Something’s Gotta Give – in a cost savings measure - instead of black granite, they painted plywood black to mimic the stone countertop.    Here, there is real granite.   

 

 

 

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Looking down – you can see the banquette under the wall of windows that surrounds the breakfast table.  In the background to the left is the family room.

 

 

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Of course, there is a large, single farm sink with a polished nickel faucet.  Here the twins get a milk bath instead of a bottle from the bachelor stuck in their father’s body.  Don’t ask.

 

 

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The wall of windows above the sink.  All the appliances are trendy stainless.  The curtains are paired with textured blinds and the windows are beautiful casements. 

 

 

 

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A close up of the fabric. 

 

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Here you can kind of see the family room curtain fabric.  Wish there was a close up.

 

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The dining room is a favorite of mine. It’s filled with gray painted furniture and a set of contemporary tufted chairs.   It’s hard to tell what the dining table looks like.   The curtains are yellow silk plaid with lace sheers.  An area rug in yellow sits underneath.  Not sure where the rug is from, but it might be Restoration Hardware.  Love the enfilade along the back wall. Cute lamps.

 

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Here you can see the china cabinet – painted gray or celadon – hard to tell.  The walls are a soft yellow above the linen white wainscot.  This is another very funny scene. 

 

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This is the ONLY glimpse of the living room – across the foyer.  It has another wood mantel fireplace with a crystal chandelier above.  The walls are a deep greenish celadon.  Wish we could see inside the room!  And here, you can see the fixture above in the foyer.   Bateman is going into time-out here.  So funny.

 

 

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The yellow striped paper continues upstairs to the large landing.  In case you are wondering – this is the bachelor inside the father’s body – he has no idea how to hold babies, much less twins, and he is slinging them all around the house.  Another funny scene.  Here you can see the blue and white curtains.  This fabric looks more like Colefax and Fowler to me.   Very English decor landing.

 

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At the back of the landing is a window seat with more pillows from John Robshaw, as is the fabric on the window seat.  Here, single brass sconces light the hall.   Two Swedish style chairs are against the hall.  And – there are black and white photographs hanging throughout the house, along with a collection of modern art.

 

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And yes, there is a trendy gray painted Mora clock!  Of course!

 

 

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A close up the curtain fabric and the John Robshaw fabric on the window seat.

 

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John Robshaw hand blocked linen fabric, found HERE.

 

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And finally – the star of the movie – the master bedroom with its blue and white bedding from John Robshaw.  This is the bedding that Elisabeth went crazy for – as did a lot of movie goers, judging from the numerous online questions asking where to buy this bedding.   The bedroom, like most of the house, is wallpapered above the wood molding wainscot.  The headboard is gray tufted with wings.    On the bed, a duvet covers the dark blue blanket – and a mix-matched quilt is folded at the end of the bed. Robshaw sells his collections online – so it’s very easy to get this look for yourself.    The bedding is a collection of three different fabrics:

 

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Trellis sheets and duvet – found HERE.

 

 

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Sag Harbor Indigo sheets and pillowcases found HERE.

 

 

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Lapis Quilt found HERE.

 

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Along the side wall is a very long window seat covered in blue velvet.  Blue and white curtains hang at the windows.   Perhaps the funniest scene in the movie just happened here.  You will have to enjoy potty humor though.  But, it really is a very, very funny scene that depicts the close physical relationship between a husband and wife – something that completely turns off an immature bachelor.  I’m laughing now just thinking about it.

 

 

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If you can possibly ignore Jason Bateman’s shocked face (he just realized he is in the wrong body) – you can see how the window niche is beautifully arched.  And in the corner is a chair that you barely see in the movie. 

 

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Along the dresser is a mirror that reflects the windows and curtains.   Here is a close up of the wallpaper.  Can anyone figure out what this is?  

 

 

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Here’s a view of the side wall with the chests – there are two exactly alike with a mirror over each.

 

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Above the bed are more black and white photographs and at the end of the bed, is a barely visible bench covered in what looks like a cut velvet fabric. 

 

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The bathroom is the setting for quite a few scenes.  It is so pretty – with more wood paneled wainscot, and blue wallpaper above it, along with arches that top the windows, the bathtub, and the sink area.  Love the hardwood floors and the wood toilet seat.  The bathroom was furnished in Waterworks and Restoration Hardware.

 

 

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On each side of the toilet are cabinets with wonderful glass doors.

 

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The tiles are all Carrara marble in different sizes – including the shower stall below.

 

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The shower stall is completely tiled in tiny Carrara marble tiles.

 

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Finally, the nursery where the twins sleep.  The twins are actually twins in real life – a brother and sister!  They are beyond adorable. 

 

 

 

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The rug is Dash and Albert HERE.

 

 

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A close up of the wallpaper. 

 

 

 

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Dwell Studio makes the baby girl’s bedding  HERE.    It’s so cute and there are many different accessories that match it, like a rug, trash cans, etc.     The baby girl is so cute.  Hard to believe my own daughter was once this little.  Now, she’s grown up and in college asking for John Robshaw bedding! 

I hope you enjoyed this look at this stylish movie house. 

 

To order The Change Up, go HERE.

 

To read about more movie houses on Cote de Texas, use the search engine on the upper life sidebar of my blog and search for Something’s Gotta Give, The Holiday, and It’s Complicated. 

62 comments:

  1. I was just heading to bed, paint all over me from the kitchen repaint--when I checked my email... someone is up later than me!

    You are so entertaining! I can't wait to watch The Change UP--although I almost didn't make it past that first bed. WOW!

    Love the tips on bedding. I bought the same RH duvet in lilac, but it is a wrinkled mess even after it's professionally ironed -- after one night of my husband wrestling with the comforter. I even got the same two pillows.

    So I decided I wanted blue and white bedding. It's been driving me crazy. I finally found ONE set of sheets on Ebay in a discontinued Ralph Lauren pattern, and was thinking I'd just go white.

    So thanks to Elizabeth for her good eye!

    Enjoy the holiday with her. Sounds like you're having lots of fun!

    Best Regards,
    Simone

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  2. Joni -

    Would you or any of your readers know who makes that headboard? Would LOVE to know!

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  3. All I can say is I am going to start watching movies more then once and a lot closer. I bought the same RH linen duvet and returned it two days later. The problem is there's to much linen in the duvet if that makes sense. It needs to be a mix of fibers.

    Ok some of us want to see how big Lucy is getting please?

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  4. I haven't seen the movie so this was a fun post....love your movie posts. BTW, the window treatments in the kitchen are from Harlequin fabric. I blogged about it in my Reader Request series a while back.

    http://www.maddiegdesigns.com/reader-request-friday/

    I hope someone weighs in on the MBR fabric....love it!

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  5. Here's some more data for you!

    Lots of Hickory Chair furniture (Bungalow always has great Hickory Chair pieces, and everything is available for sale off the floor). The bench in the family room is Hickory Chair, and the side tables in the master bedroom are Suzanne Kasler's West Paces side tables for Hickory Chair. The chest in the master is also Hickory Chair.

    I recognize the house that they used for the exterior - it is on the route of one of my favorite dog walks. It about 10 years old, on a very well established street. It does not look out of place on the street - does not come across as 'McMansion' - although it is positioned closer to the street than many of the houses in the neighborhood. The tax records indicate 6200 sf, although that usually does not include the square footage in the basement. That is fairly typical square footage for a newish house in that area. The older homes in the area tend to be more like 4000 sf not including basement.

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  6. Absolutely incredible! Don't you wonder what they do with all of this once filming is over? I would love to know!

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  7. Joni, when I went to see the movie I was expecting a chick flick comedy vs. a frat boy one. So, I like you was a little shocked by the language & humor. I posted on my facebook immediately the movie was worth seeing for the house. I have been waiting for someone to do a blog story so I could download the photos. Loved, loved, loved the house!

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  8. Joni, when I went to see the movie I was expecting a chick flick comedy vs. a frat boy one. So, I like you was a little shocked by the language & humor. I posted on my facebook immediately the movie was worth seeing for the house. I have been waiting for someone to do a blog story so I could download the photos. Loved, loved, loved the house!

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  9. There are so many things to love in the house including the Jon Robshaw bedding but I couldn't look at him holding the babies by their PJs upside.Yikes.

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  10. Joni,
    I was reading and looking at this post with open mouth! You are amazing! What an interesting information here!! Oh my this is one of my favortite posts!
    And Elizabeth has already a gorgeous taste!!! From where would she get this???? I do hope she will appear in your footsteps one day so that she will continuing the wonderful job of her mother and that Cote de Texas will be safe!!
    Thank you Joni for all of your work to share with us this amazing post!!!
    xx
    Greet

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  11. I've had a crush on Jason Bateman since we were both pre-teens! Thank you so much for showing him and this gorgeous home!

    The bed looks an awful lot like a Cisco Brothers Francesca bed if that helps:

    http://www.ciscobrothers.com/bedroom/francesca-bed-queen

    Also, if you need a resource for Dash & Albert or for John Robshaw, we carry both (and Cisco Brothers) at my little store in Alexandria, VA - www.redbarnmercantile.com.

    BTW, the stair runner link is to a wool rug, not a cotton one. It looks like caravan stripe...?

    Great post! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I love this house. I am a sucker for pattern. I guess because of my art back ground. I have been trying to simplify my house. Can not get it right. I think it might be because I need more pattern around me! Thanks Joni for helping me with my design dilemma!

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  13. It's hard for me to focus on the furnishings with these disturbing photos of children being held in mid-air by their pajamas. Looking forward to your next post.

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  14. Well, You did it again! I am suppose to be in my office working and I am here reading your post! I suppose you could say I am still celebrating my birthday. I hope yours was a good one I certainly enjoyed mine. What a darling and fun post and now I will order the movie as well. Enjoy the week and have a very Happy Thanksgiving
    All the best,

    Pam Kelley

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  15. I think I'll pass on the movie, but I enjoyed the house tour. Like Holly said, I noticed several of the pieces from Hickory Chair - the chest and nightstands in the master bedroom and that settee in the family room. They are very versatile and will paint or stain nearly any color. Great upholstery, too. Thanks for the tour.

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  16. Loved the decor information in the post. I am a John Robshaw fan for sure. However, the pictures look abusive to kids, very disturbing.
    Everyone had a fit when Michael Jackson held his child out the window, why is holding twins by their clothes like that, going down the stairs any better? I am sure dumping milk on the child is some kind of abuse. Like the house; don't like the images or knowledge of what the kids went through. I don't hold you responsible, I just was taken aback by what was allowed to be done to the kids.I look forward as always to reading your posts. Have a great Thanksgiving.

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  17. Speaking of movies...just wondering if you made it to see Breaking Dawn! Know you are a Twilight fan...did you go in disguise??? My 11 year went to the midnight premier on Thursday and loved it.

    Great post. Love the blue bedding. If I could just keep my dog off my bed, I would love to have pretty bedding like that.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

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  18. Dear Joni, how are you? Something tells me that you're beyond super after Breaking Dawn. I loved it and I'm going to see it again for the 3rd time... :P (R. Patz...so cute...)
    I love the red Smeg in one of the pics, didn't see this movie but I'm going to rent it.
    Lovely week! XoXo :)

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  19. the wallpaper looks like Rose Tarlow - just a guess.

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  20. Hello Joni, thats the way linen is, right? Not meant to be structured, maybe after umteen washings it woulda draped nicely.
    I think the killer was the color, DRAB, not light enough, not dark enough. But you know I'm a nuetral girl!
    Admittedly, with great architecture anything is possible!
    It is my go-to mantra, Bones,Bones,Bones! I first feel the bones of the house, next feel how the people want to live in/use the house.
    Very hard in a house/apartment/condo with out covetable hardwood floors, great ceilings, millwork, windows. and lets not forget "flow"....floorplan.
    I think your daughter did a great job with her original picks, actually, but the blue/white scheme will interject LIFE into her little abode.
    Can't wait to see update pictures of her tweaking!

    By the way, not a fan of the movie house, a bit too formal feeling for me, I guess the entry and dining room were ok, and all of the marble in the bath was dreamy.

    Thanks for sharing, I always learn so much from your blog!
    Mela

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  21. I am so glad you posted about the RH linen duvet. The pictures of it in RH catalog are beautiful, so it's nice to know about the cons of the duvet. I have a Bella Notte linen duvet that I have had for a couple of years and would purchase another one in a heartbeat. Thanks for your beautiful pictures and posts. I love following your blog.

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  22. thanks for sharen this incredibly post, and beatiful pictures!! Great job!!

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  23. Gotta see that movie...for the house and the twins. Those are realistic pictures of the house littered with toys! Nine years and still that way. Good info about the RH linen. I've been coveting the linen sheets, but now not so much.

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  24. Blue and Yellow?

    Wallpaper and Print Fabrics??

    Brass Lighting???

    Can I just say...shades of Laura Ashley! It's BACK!

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  25. WHAT a post!!!!! I just loved every word that you typed. Kind of a drab day here in DC but I feel like you brought a lot of sunshine into my life with this detailed look at The Change Up. I love the house--it looks very livable for family life and entertaining, especially the Master Bedroom and Master Bath.

    If Elizabeth gets her new linens. please share the after photos with us. So fun to see her apt as she has gotten settled in!

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  26. What a fabulous post. Joni. It is filled with so much information and sources and, I am sure, took a long time to put together for us, your devoted readers.

    Most especially, I would like to thank you for crediting the talented Beth Rubino and the others involved in set design for the two movies you highlighted. So many in blogland have featured "Something's Gotta Give" set designs, especially the kitchen, and I think Ms Rubino and the others deserve to be acknowledged. Good for you for doing so. I love her work.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family, and I think Elisabeth has her mother's gene for design talent.
    Best...Victoria

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  27. i couldn't stop talking when watching this movie. i was in awe. the other movie goers were probably frustrated. i just couldn't help it! love all the pictures!

    ashley over @
    {hookedonhickory}

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  28. JonI: Please forgive me, but I have to defend the RH linen duvets! I have one that is cream and another that is a lighter natural, and I love them both. They are a wonderful, natural texture, and the wrinkley linen is part of the look. I think that part of the reason that you and Elizabeth don't like it is because you are expecting too much from it. It needs to be layered with other textures and patterns and more of an accent. Also, the darker color that you have would really look good against a deeply saturated color in a wool blanket (Pendleton>>) or Silk, maybe. The dark linen against the white sheets is just not enough color and texture. Also, I think the linen duvet really looks best folded at the foot of the bed, as an accent and not as a bedspread because of the wrinkly nature.

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  29. I want to watch that movie once with my daughter who is home for Thanksgiving and once by myself with the remote so I can stop it. That bathroom is so pretty and the striped rug would look good in our beach house. Thanks for this fun post!

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  30. I don't know if anyone has seen Spanglish with Adam Sandler and Tea Leoni - great movie house.

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  31. How do you do this!! this post is incredible, first i feel as if i just watched a movie, visited a showhouse, peeped through your daughter's apartment, and indeed i love Jon Robshaw bedding.

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  32. Hi Joni,

    Thank your for this!! I probably won't see the movie until it makes it to rental. I am in the middle of a small redo- taking the wall out between my kitchen and breakfast room and am hyper focused on banquettes. Do you recognize the ones in this post. Hickory Chair? Lee? Built in? I am not sure which way to go on those and would love your advice!

    Leigh

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  33. Now I want to watch this movie again! Nice post!

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  34. "The Holiday" bathroom was the source of inspiration for me just as you were inspired by their living room. Because I'm nearing the end of my life (age 76 ) and am building a log cabin as a second home I decided to investigate further.

    That adorable bathtub is made in England by Albion and costs $4075, delivered.

    I may be nearing the end of my life but that tub would make me near the end of financial solvency. For anyone with more money than I have, here is the address For "Tubby Torre": http://www.albionbathco.com/free-standing-roll-top-bath/rolltop-free-standing-bath.html

    Ann

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  35. Now that was fun! Enjoyed this so much and the house furnishing are wonderful! I especially loved all the marble in the bathroom...great!!!

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  36. Great house, and incredibly post. Can you find for us the house of Friends's producer Marta Kauffman? it was a job of the set decorator of the famous sit com, I saw in the show of House Beautiful. It was amazing!!

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  37. I missed the SRT discussion with Beth Rubino, something to look forward to, maybe when I am ironing the table cloth for Thursday's big meal. This house interior was pretty nice, but I liked SGG more. You hunt everything down don't you!! So amazing to see what you pick out and track down. Have fun with daughter this week~I did like that bedding too.

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  38. I ordered the St. James dresser from RH several weeks ago. I bought it during the friends and family sale with a 20% discount, but even with the sale the cost was still $2200. I think that’s ridiculously expensive for a dresser but it’s the one I kept coming back to so I finally splurged. It was in stock and scheduled to ship immediately. Restoration Hardware contracts Exel Movers to handle their delivery services. It has been a NIGHTMARE trying to get my dresser. They have scheduled my delivery twice now and didn’t show. They haven’t even provided the courtesy of a phone call to let me know they weren’t coming. I found out when I called the moving company to ask where they were, only to have them say they ran out of time and would reschedule me. Worse yet, I took the day off of work each time just so I could be home for the delivery, only to have wasted two vacation days. I finally called Restoration Hardware customer service to complain only to receive an insincere apology and a promise to call me back the next day with how they would resolve the situation. No surprise, I never heard anything back. I love the dresser I selected but at is point, I’m ready to walk and look elsewhere. I strongly urge your readers to reconsider any Restoration Hardware purchases as their customer service and delivery truly does not warrant the cost.

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  39. not only did i swoon over the decor, i am amazed at all the work this post had to take. joanie you are amazing and i think you will need that budding design assistant.

    thanks for all you do
    debra

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  40. I love these home decorations.And i love that cute twins:D

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  41. I think the quilt you are looking for is on sale in a store in Fredricksberg. The name of the store is RED and here's the link to the sale. http://redinfred.com/category/furnish/sale-furnish/

    Hope this works, if not, google the name and town and you'll find it. The store is great but they only have a queen sized quilt on sale.

    A thankful follower,
    Jeanean

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  42. Oh My!!! All of my FAVORITE movie houses!!!! I think you and I were separated at birth!!! Have you seen "Life as we know it"? With Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel? Another GREAT movie house!!! I bought the dvd for the house!! lol

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  43. I loved the house tour! How on earth did you figure out how to take the photos off the DVD? Anyway, loved seeing all the wonderful inspiration here. A nice escape from Thanksgiving day preparations.

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  44. Happy Thanksgiving to you. May have to start
    watching Million Dollar Decorator now! Love
    the photo of your daughter and the
    puppy.
    Monica

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  45. Good Grief! I should have just enjoyed your pictures on this post but nooo, I had to rent the movie!!! Worst five bucks I ever spent! Could only handle 30 minutes of the movie but the house is fabulous!!! (Where is Jane Austin when I need her?)

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  46. You gave a very nice post to us. I really love this house tour very nice house. You present the house in a very attracting way, pictures look beautiful. I like it
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  47. Amazing post! This really is a great Movie House. Thank you for including our DwellStudio crib bedding. The towels in the bathroom scene are ours as well!

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  48. Thanks for another great post, Joni. I have come to count on you to keep me up to date with the best ideas in decorating. Even my husband has been looking over my shoulder as I OOO and AAAA over your blog.
    Happy Holidays!!!

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  49. Joni,
    I added this movie to my Netflix queue, if for no other reason than to see more of the house. Very fun, thank you. BTW, don't you just love it when your child is interested in something you're interested in?

    Karen

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  50. Joni
    Hey there. I wanted to drop you a line concerning the wallpaper in the bedroom that you were wondering about, as it was produced by us at TylerGraphic here in New York City. The pattern is hand printed to order on 100% linen rag paper. For more information and a look at our portfolio, you can go to www.TylerGraphic.com
    thanks
    Ted Tyler

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  51. Thank you so much for all this work you have done putting this together. Its an awesome post I have thoroughly enjoyed especially as i love blue. They truly combined colours perfectly. Fiona

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  52. In Ryan Reynold's bed he has a penguin printed pillowcase. My wife had the same penguin sheets when she was a little girl and noticed them right away. Does anyone know where I can find these? Her birthday is coming up and this would make an incredible gift. Thank you!

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  53. Thanks for all the info!!! THanks heaps! Now I know where to find the beautiful furnishings and linens and wallpaper etc..I absolutely loved the house in the movie!

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  54. I'm wondering about the "luscioous curtains" on the French doors in the second picture. I have a very dull white-box style apartment and I've been searching for luxurious-looking curtains to dress it up. Any details you can offer would be appreciated!

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  55. Odd question not regarding the home decor, but instead ryans apartment in the movie. I am interested in finding out if you recognize the penguin pillow on his bed, I posted a thread on it months ago and got several responses all with people interested in finding out for themselves if they were still available or if anyone knew who made them, since they had them in their childhood also. Most say they had them in the late 80s...

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  56. This movie was alright, liked him better in Arrested Development.

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  58. What a great post! I realize it's a bit old now, but I was wondering if anyone knew where to find the baby nursery wallpaper & furntiure? I've looked everywhere for the wallpaper in the nursery and cannot find it, and the dresser/hutch is gorgeous. Thanks!

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  59. Great, detailed post! I was wondering if anyone knows where to find the duvet cover from Ryan Reynold's apt. Thanks!

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  60. Yes obviously your daughter ideas are different for you your experience and color combination to this bed is really a great idea I inspired that idea and I want to apply this in my bedroom. accounting dissertation by dissertationavenue

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  61. I know this post is from a while ago but I'm actually on the hunt for the bedding from Mitch's apartment. Any idea where I can find it or who may make it?

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