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. It's a great read and I won't bother to repeat it here. One thing I really enjoyed about watching the bonus "making of" materials on the DVD was how many of the people who worked on show - from the set people and costumers to composer Marc Shaiman - all said how much they'd always wanted to do a movie set in this period (1963) with fantasy mid-century modern details, fabulous Doris Day/Rock Hudson costuming and characters.
Renee Zellweger plays writer Barbara Novak, who's new book on how woman should date like a man has turned her into a world-wide phenomenon. Her publishing company sets her up in this totally "old hollywood" style New York apartment. Overscale with an amazing view, it's poppy pink and virginal white color palette harkens back to the pajama party feel of old school "gal on the go" movies.
Is this look for you? Here are a few items to get you started:
Open Wall Cube at West Elm
Gyrofucus freestanding fireplace from Focus
Unico chaise and ottoman at modernhome
Ewen McGregor and Renee Zellweger in 2003's Down With Love
Next, we'll visit Ewan McGregor's "Catcher Block" apartment with its dark woods, hidden compartments and bachelor lair feel.
ETA: Coincidentally - Happy Birthday to Renee Zellweger who celebrated her 38th yesterday!
Also added: Check out this entry in Apartment Therapy's Smallest Coolest apartment contest. Pink and White glamour in a teeny space! Fabulous!
Click here to Get that Look of Ewan McGregor's "Catcher Block" bachelor pad!