Saturday, April 28, 2007

Get That Look! Down With Love - The Bachelor Pad

I did a post earlier this week on Renee Zellweger's mod white and pink apartment from Down With Love.

This time, I'm looking at the apartment of Catcher Block - "a man's man, ladies man, man about town", played by the dishy Ewan McGregor.

This 2003 movie was a lot of fun for its costumes, retro fabulous set designs and overall joie-de-vivre. Set decorator Don Diers was interviewed for this piece on the Set Decorators' Society of America's website, which is a good read.

Catcher's apartment is all about getting down with the ladies. It's masculine and elegant, but not at all personal. It's filled with hidden compartments - such as the bar and the bed that pops out from the sofa at just the right moments. Ahem.

In the SDSA article, set decorator Don Diers mentions that they based the furniture in Catcher's apartment on sofa's by Edward Wormley for Dunbar.

This original Wormley sofa is from the 1950's and is available at 1stDibs.

Crate and Barrel's Petrie sofa is a good alternative to the original.

The Metropolitan sofa from 2BMod has a fun convertible style.

The Jane chair at Spacify lends chunky comfort.

This Lublin Lounge Chair at 2Modern has some of the wooden detailing we see in the movie set.

This fabulous Lorenzo cocktail and nesting table is available at

A couple of Campbell Laird prints from 2Modern that give texture to the space.

A Danish Teak ice bucket - perfect for cocktail hour - available on Ebay.

Did I say dishy or what! There's some piece of furniture in the background, but really, who cares....

Click here to Get That Look of Renee Zellweger's "Barbara Novak" Bachelorette Pad!



mysticinteriors said...

Nice pics with useful information you can find more on interior decor by room at

Anonymous said...

Was on the search for a good shot of these movie set rooms. God I love that film and the design rocked. Thanks for taking note. It was easy to find.

Linda Merrill said...

Glad to be of help, Anon!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I am on a mission to see if I can find a replica of the blue lamp that appears on the table in the cafe. Any help? It's a gift for someone who absolutely adores that lamp, and speaks of it often. If I could find one similar, it would make their day! Thanks so much!

Linda Merrill said...

Hi Anon,
I don't know, but perhaps another reader will have some ideas!


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