Monday, March 17, 2008

Get That Look! Somethings' Gotta Give extras

::Surroundings:: reader and Something's Gotta Give décor fan Laura S. emailed with lots of new information about the artwork and finishes for this popular movie set.



Laura also provided the following information on some of the artwork:

The painting over the fireplace is a reproduction of “Rockaway Beach” by Edward Henry Potthast by Film Art LA.

Here's an image of the Potthast painting:


Painting over the distressed kitchen sideboard is “French Money” by Larry Rivers; a reproduction by Film Art LA.
photo by Bob Marshak/Columbia Tristar
The lighthouse is R Kenton Nelson.

This additional information came from the Set Decorator's Society.


All the frames throughout the house are from Jewel Box.

Laura also provided the information that she believes, and I concur, that the fabric on the dining room chairs is Lee Jofa's "Bordeaux Toile".

Laura was lucky enough to score some yardage at a fabric store at a great price, but it's very hard to find at retail. My guess is that the yardage she found was probably a return that was deeply discounted to sell off. Otherwise, the fabric is only available "to the trade" and retails for $148.00 per yard. If you would like to order the fabric at a discount off the retail price, I can help! Click here for more information.



Thanks Laura!

23 comments:

IDEACHILD said...

I took a shot and posted a search on google that read, "How to Get the Something's gotta give look for your home and voila! a sight with folks who love the set design from that picture as much as I do! Thanks, I'm glad there are others that admire this work as much as I do. Keep the tips coming'! Your efforts are appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Where can I find the Lee Jofa bordeaux toile print? I am desperate!!! I have looked and looked!!

Linda Merrill said...

Thanks Ideachild!

And Anon - regarding the fabric, word is that it's Lee Jofa's "Bordeaux Toile". I thought it was discontinued, but LJ has a couple available colorways of this pattern. I have ordered samples to see if any match the pictures. The Lee Jofa retail price is $148/yard, although I can sell it for less than that if anyone wants it. Anyway, we'll see what the samples look like. Otherwise, if they've discontinued it, it may be available somewhere, but you'd just have to keep searching on line or in stores that carry discontinued lots.

Anonymous said...

I actually have a picture of the something's gotta give dining room chair fabric. Up close and not on the chairs. Lee Jofa seems to make it difficult to order their fabric. There are no pictures in the LJ books of the current bordeaux toile print color schemes. I will keep checking back to see if you have figured out anything.

Anonymous said...

I would like to find out the names of the paintings 1. in the foyer (a pair of legs and an aidrondack chair with puffy clouds; looks like someone looking off the side of a ship?) and 2. in the master bedroom over the fireplace (a woman in a bathing suit sitting down). This art is pictured in the beach house in the movie "Something's Gotta Give".

Thank you.

Linda Merrill said...

Hi Anon - those paintings are by R. Kenton Nelson. Here's a link to a post I did on them: http://chameleon-interiors.blogspot.com/2007/12/meet-artist-r-kenton-nelson.html

Anonymous said...

Do you know anything about the sofas in the livingroom? they are so pretty, how much should we pay for a good sofa these days? Nice ones seem to be so expensive.

Linda Merrill said...

Hi Anon - The living sofas are basic slip covered sofas that can be purchased at many price points - from $500 (cheap and a waste of money) to $5000. However, check out Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn or Restoration Hardware for what they have. Expect to pay $1500 for a decent slip cover sofa in a plain fabric. More $ if you special order the fabric.

Anonymous said...

What color paint was used on the wall and trim of the dinning room?

Anonymous said...

I love the beach house. I’ve trying to find some of the artwork from the movie, especially the beach scene in the living room. I think it’s called rockaway beach. I can’t find anything. Can anyone help? Kathy

Linda Merrill said...

Hi Kathy - it is called Rockaway Beach by Edward Henry Potthast. Google that and and you should get to places that offer prints and other info.

sales said...

I found a place for the Rockaway oil painting. They are called canvas replicas out of utah. Love the beach house! Bev

Anonymous said...

hi- how about the painting over the bed in her bedroom? It is very simple blues and greys, looks like an edge of a beach and then the water with maybe one boat in the distance? Thanks so much, great info here!

Linda Merrill said...

Sorry Anon - I don't know, but perhaps someone else will!

Belinda Stark said...

Hi ! I have always wondered who the maker was of the pretty scalloped table, that was in Diane Keeton's bedroom/office. The one she had her bowl of rocks on. I am just dying for that table! lol.. Thanks for any help !

Linda Merrill said...

Belinda - that is a beautiful table! It's the Nantucket Table by Rose Tarlow. I believe she sells to designers only, but she might sell direct out of her California showroom. If you need help purchasing, let me know as I offer that service. Meanwhile, here's the link: http://www.rosetarlow.com/furni-detail.php?subcat=15&productID=69

Anonymous said...

I was wondering if you know where to purchase the lamps from the movie Something's Gotta Give?

Anonymous said...

I love the wall sconces - where do you get them from?

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what color paint was used in the master bedroom in Something's Gotta Give? I read it might have been a custom color, but any idea of a similar color would be helpful.

Anonymous said...

The sofas from pottery barn are nothing like the sofas in the room. I believe they came from Quartine Furniture. Their furniture is expensive but worth it. They make the off white linen with blue piping frequently. I have been buying their furniture since 1997 and love it! :) melissa

Anonymous said...

I belive I have tracked the painting over the bed in the master bdrm. and is by Fairfield Porter.

Anonymous said...

Does anybody know what kind of flowers are in the large bowl on the dining room table? They look like some kind of heather or maybe baby's breath, or lavender???? They are perfect for that table. Have located the exact dining room chair fabric. It is Lee Jofa #513.

Linda Merrill said...

Anon - the flowers are likely hydrangea. And yes, the fabric is Lee Jofa, available to the trade, which I can always get for anyone interested. Thanks!

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