Beautifully Complicated, Again!

Yep, I am still smitten with the set design from the movie ‘It’s Complicated’. I have been looking through these stunning images and finding more to love with each view. The detail from the set design by Beth Rubino is perfect. In this shot of the potting shed, above I love that you can imagine someone here covered with dirt, planting little seedlings. It is tidy but not overly organised…I like that!
Now, hows this for an outdoor entertaining area?
Olive trees in weathered pots, lanterns, climbing roses and my favourite feature…those doors!
Imagine sitting here looking over at …


I vow to one day have a veggie patch that is beautiful as this! It may be when I am retired, but thats ok – I would still love one.
Does anyone have one this perfect, well maybe Paul Bangay!

oh, a larder! and a marble island, oh and French doors to the larder, oh and…..
a stunning hallway!

This ‘home’ is SO very welcoming I would be there all the time offering to buy it from the owner!!One thing I really do like about the most recent sets from Beth Rubino, ‘Something’s Gotta Give’ and ‘It’s Complicated’ is the wicker roman blinds paired with the linen drapes. To me this is so homely as many movies are adorned with bug, luxurious drapes that are either ugly or insanely expensive. This is something that is attainable to the rest of us. Even if you can’t afford the linen, you could get away with a painters drop clothed, washed in fabric softener a few times and sewn to look the part.
And speaking of the blinds, these matchstick blinds work for me too.
The more I have been seeing shots with shelves either side of the window, the more I am loving them. Even though we ditched our own ones to open our kitchen, I am thinking in the next kitchen we have, maybe some will ‘pop’ up ;0) I don’t think I could be dealing with all of the appliances on the counter though…I love clean benches!

Oh, and my dear Dad has finished our center island redo and all I have to do is paint, add the handles and make the linen curtain to go along the front then I can reveal. The one above reminded me.

Look what else I stumbled on…the living room from Nancy Meyer’s other film and set sensation, “Father Of The Bride”. I love this movie too.

These sofas are dreamy and i could imagine curling up on them.
I is pouring rain here and we are getting snow and there is a huge cold front about to hit. We are cozy by the fire though and I have a lot of inside jobs to do this weekend.
I hope you all have an amazing weekend.
Ness xx



18 Responses to Beautifully Complicated, Again!
  1. Cindy Sue
    June 25, 2010 | 12:50 pm

    Yes, I can see why you love it so much. I love the potting shed the best, I can see myself there now… and those comfy couches would be to die for! slumber party for the grown up girls, that would be fun…

  2. Etta
    June 25, 2010 | 12:58 pm

    Hi Ness! Beautiful images… I love the one of “the father of the bride”… it’s a awesome house!
    Enjoy the week-end!

  3. Janine Marshall
    June 25, 2010 | 1:12 pm

    Hi Ness,

    Yes, in full agreement with you, the interiors are extremely beautiful for It’s Conmplicated’ and the last image of ‘Father of the Bride’. The other night I watched It’s Complicated again and love the sideboard as they walked in the door. There was another sideboard with really tall candlesticks on it and a little iron table with glass jars on them (just as they walked into the kitchen area). This afternoon I had a change around in the kitchen and put some of my glass jars out!!! Can’t wait to see the island reveal, it has been pouring with rain here on and off all day and we have so much rain laying in the paddocks…..anyway, rambling so I’d better go. Hope you enjoy your weekend, with whatever you have planned!
    Take care
    N.W. Coast Tassie

    p.s. Wouldn’t it have been cool if they had shown the extension of the house that they were planning in It’s Complicated…maybe in It’s Complicated 2, if ever there was a sequel…..going now!!!

  4. Ness Lockyer
    June 25, 2010 | 1:48 pm

    I hope there is Janine. You are as bad as me! I watch movies like SGG and Its Complicated and then get all inspired and re arrange.

    We are in the same boat with the water. Stay warm and dry!
    Ness xx

  5. Laurie
    June 25, 2010 | 1:55 pm

    I love that house! I keep telling a friend she needs to watch the movie just to see the house. Thanks for sharing the pics!

  6. Zaira
    June 25, 2010 | 6:25 pm

    I saw that movie and you’re right, Meryl Streep house was gorgeous!! Sometimes-and it’s hard to admit-I watch movies like You’ve got mail and The holiday just to look at those house again and again…. Now I shall see It’s complicated again to refrech my memory… 😉 have a lovely w.e. xoxo

  7. Anonymous
    June 25, 2010 | 8:01 pm

    Ooops! You described the set designs (the paragraph about the wicker roman shades) by Beth as homely. I think you meant homey :))

  8. Alison
    June 25, 2010 | 10:14 pm

    I definitely have to see that movie. You have shown us more beautiful photos from it
    Think this weekend is perfect for indoor jobs!

  9. The Moerks
    June 26, 2010 | 12:56 am

    I just saw It’s Complicated last weekend. Now I know what all the fuss was about. That vege garden, the kitchen, etc love it all.

  10. The Vintage Rose
    June 26, 2010 | 1:43 am

    OMG you are a crack-up…i just watched Complicated on Wednesday night and druled over the exact things you have put in your post. I dont think that vegie patch was real if thats any concilation. Manda xxx

  11. Sherry @ No Minimalist Here
    June 26, 2010 | 3:52 am

    I saw It’s Complicated at the theater and I was so busy looking at the beautiful decor that I can’t remember much about the movie! Guess I need to rent it and watch again.
    xo, Sherry

  12. Tina
    June 26, 2010 | 4:25 am

    More gorgeous pics Ness! I love the first one. So much inspiration. I can’t wait to see your kitchen island reveal, so exciting!! Stay warm and have a wonderful weekend Ness. ~ Tina xx

    PS: According to the dictionary I just read, your use of ‘homely’ is perfect in that context Ness:))

  13. trash talk
    June 26, 2010 | 5:40 am

    I usually spend more time looking at the set designs than watching the actual movie. It’s way more fun and so inspiring. I think that’s why I love the movies from the late 30’s early 40’s…so chic!
    I am crazy in love with that basket in the first photo.

  14. Janine Marshall
    June 26, 2010 | 8:29 am

    Thanks Ness for leaving your comment. A much better day here weather wise. Sunny but very cold. Started pruning my roses, so many jobs to do in the garden, I find it overwhelming to know where to start….but baby steps I suppose. Enjoy the rest of your weekend…
    N.W. Coast Tassie

  15. Exquisite Accessories
    June 26, 2010 | 11:00 am

    Must go & see the movie complicated now the picture stills from the movie look fab! 🙂

  16. Anne Marie
    June 26, 2010 | 12:10 pm

    I haven’t see that movie yet….and more people keep telling me to do so! after seeing that first shot, I totally will now!
    to think; inspiration for decor from a movie – I don’t think I could say that about any other movie except “under the tuscan sun”

  17. Zita - Mlle Magpie
    June 26, 2010 | 1:35 pm

    Sigh, Ness, I love these sets/homes too. So worth seeing these movies over and over, just for that 🙂

  18. Karena
    June 28, 2010 | 5:19 am

    Ness, really lovely it is nice to relive the memories, great movie!

    I hope you will join my designer Giveaway from Pillow Mint!

    Art by Karena

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