Sunday, February 25, 2007

Get That Look: "Something's Gotta Give" Dining Room

I've finally had time to put together information on the dining room in the movie. I certainly get a lot of requests for it! As with the rest of the house, there is a creamy off white on the walls and with lots of white woodwork and built-ins. Beadboard, as seen behind the plate shelves below, adds to the cottagy feel of the space. The dark stained floor is a beautiful contrast to the light walls and creates a high-end feel to the space. While this is a beach house, it's a very high end and elegant one.



Photos from "Something's Gotta Give". Directed by Nancy Myers; Production Design Jon Hutman; Set Decorating Beth Rubino. c. 2003 Columbia Pictures.


The round dining room table is large - 72" in diameter according to some information I read - and was custom made for the movie, as they needed an identical but smaller table for some shots. The large size indicates a certain formality, as diners are quite far apart, and also probably was used to indicate the Diane Keaton characters "Erica"s relative seclusion from romantic intimacy. In the top photo, the are four arm chairs - indicating equality and maturity all around. The second photo shows the table with six arm chairs and a matching side chair in the corner, indicating there is room for guests.

Here are a couple of large scale round tables that would create the same feeling of elegance:



68" round Regency Dining Table by Baker Furniture



Palladian Round Extension Table by Restoration Hardware

The dining room chairs have a French country quality to them - which speaks to "Erica's" love of France. They have custom made slip covers, which might be removed in winter. Here are two chairs that might fill the bill:

Montego Chair by Pottery Barn








Avignon arm and side chairs with rush seat from Ballard Designs




The slipcover fabric on the chairs looks to be a soft linen similar to this fabric below. It's Laura Ashley's Bonnybrook, available through Kravet Fabrics.




In the right corner of the second photo is an etarge similar to these below:

Tier Table by Baker Furniture



Camp Hickory Etarge by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams


The chandelier is very unique and actually quite large for the space. Given that it's a movie set, there are no ceilings to consider. It's also hung very high above the table (recommended chandelier heights are generally 30-36" above table top) probably due to camera and sight line requirments. This restoration chandelier gives the impression of being double tiered, without being quite as tall.

Trenton 8 arm chandelier by Restoration Hardware

The house is lit throughout with simple wall sconces such as this one:

Reese Sconce by Restoration Hardware

On the floor, is a simple tan rug, which feels as if it were floating on the deep stained floor. This sisal from Crate and Barrel captures the right natural feel.


Solid Sisal rug from Potterybarn


Click here for all "Something's Gotta Give" posts, and learn how to "Get that Look"! Other movies and television shows are here.

1 comment:

Clare said...

Hello,
I was looking at the 'somethings gotta give' dining room, what fantastic products you provided! I had done an online search for this set because I'm trying to find a pattern for the covers on the chairs (I have similar chairs) would you (or any of your readers) know where I could find the pattern?
I can be emailed at grover_blue117 (at) yahoo dot com
Any help would be enormously appreciated :) Thank you!!!

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