Perfectly Complicated!

I know the set from any of Nancy Meyer’s films have been blogged about many times over, but I am just smitten by the design of The Bakery, which is the store owned by Meryl Streep’s character Jane.
I have drawn so many versions of my dream store from this set design which was created by Meyers, Production Designer Jon Hutman and of course the uber talented Set Designer, Beth Rubino who has worked on many of Meyers’ masterpieces. Maybe this is why I fell in love with this set in an instant. Beth is amazing!
Could you just imagine your local greengrocer/bakery to be this chic and perfect?
Oh, I wish!
To see more amazing shots from this movie and many of the other gorgeous Nancy Meyers films just visit Cote De Texas. Joni has really gone into extraordinary detail with loads of info and mouth watering, overly inspiring images.
Ness xx



24 Responses to Perfectly Complicated!
  1. Simone - honeyandfizz
    June 18, 2010 | 9:03 am

    I loved It’s Complicated. The Bakery is the perfect store. I’d love to own something like this that I could swan in and out of!

  2. The Little Red Shop
    June 18, 2010 | 9:29 am


    Have a gorgeous weekend, Ness!

    : )

    Julie M.

  3. Janine Marshall
    June 18, 2010 | 9:58 am

    Hi Ness,

    The kids (and hubby) bought the dvd of It’s Complicated for mothers day and we watched it in the school holidays. I’m with you I totally fell in love with all the sets and couldn’t get enough of the spanish house, to die for!!!! My eyes were in overdrive to try and take it all in…I will have to make time to watch it again. Hope you are not being washed away tonight as it is absolutely pouring with rain here. Whatever you have planned, I hope you have a really great weekend.
    Take care
    N.W. Coast Tassie

  4. Exquisite Accessories
    June 18, 2010 | 10:13 am

    Thanks Ness! I am off to take a peek 🙂

    June 18, 2010 | 10:23 am

    That’s I hate in Uruguay. The most shops look dull. Or untidy…

    Have a nice weekend


  6. Bonnie- amour amour
    June 18, 2010 | 10:29 am

    I dream of owning a store like this one day and positively swooned over these scenes in the movie.

  7. Kerri
    June 18, 2010 | 10:46 am

    You know, I think the real stars of any Nancy Meyer film are the sets – they steal the show every time. I remember the first time I saw ‘Something’s Gotta Give’, I didn’t even follow the story, I was so in love with that house! Absolutely perfect in every way. And if you every open a shop that looks like this bakery, I’ll gladly make a special trip to Tassie just to visit! K xx

  8. Flick,
    June 18, 2010 | 11:32 am

    Hi Ness, I love it! I haven’t seen the movie, but have heard all good things about it, now I see another good reason… I am always drooling over her sets, this one will be no different! I would love to shop there, it would be such a relaxing experience, not cold and harsh like the regular shops…
    🙂 Flick

  9. cardinalkay
    June 18, 2010 | 5:30 pm

    Since you asked, “YES! — I HAVE fantasized that our local bakery was so uber wonderful, and I’ve suppressed the urge to send them photos and implore them to get inspired!” How about Meryl’s kitchen garden? Do we not want that, as well? What a terrific movie. How sexy and funny!

  10. Karyn
    June 18, 2010 | 10:00 pm

    Would love to know does a shop like this exist anywhere ? Im sure it does , ohh imagine one in walking distance that you can drop by every day. Sometimes I wish I wasnt such a dreamer……..
    Karyn x

  11. Tina
    June 18, 2010 | 11:24 pm

    Hi Ness:) I haven’t see the movie It’s Complicated yet, but bought the DVD last weekend as a treat for when I finished my exam…guess what I will be doing this afternoon:) Can’t wait to watch it now after seeing these gorgeous pics! Hope you have a wonderful weekend ~ Tina xx

  12. DustyLu
    June 19, 2010 | 12:26 am

    Wow Ness! I would love a place like this to shop for food too. So lovely! Have a wonderful weekend ! ~lulu

  13. Greet
    June 19, 2010 | 10:11 am

    Hi Ness,
    Indeed the Bakery is just wonderful! I haven’t seen such a beautiful and chic bakery store here in Belgium!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  14. Kyandra
    June 19, 2010 | 12:49 pm

    Love the film, love the set and love the bakery….why can’t they all look like that????

  15. Lila
    June 19, 2010 | 1:29 pm

    That’s beyond perfect decorating. That’s perfect staging, marketing, and down right inviting for my tummy! I’d love to see a bakery REALLY like this and probably live there!
    Lila Ferraro
    Queen Bedroom Sets

  16. A Gift Wrapped Life
    June 19, 2010 | 2:32 pm

    When I saw this movie, I wanted them to stay there all through the rest of the movie and talk. It looked so cosy and warm. Happy weekend. XO

  17. Beadboard UpCountry
    June 19, 2010 | 8:58 pm

    It is indeed great shop design, reminds me of the store the Ina Garten, had The Barefoot Contessa.
    Maryanne xo

  18. Velvet and Linen
    June 20, 2010 | 3:30 am

    The first time I saw this movie I think I spent half of the movie dreaming of what it would be like to own that bakery. Wasn’t it fantastic!


  19. Ness Lockyer
    June 20, 2010 | 12:44 pm

    Hi Janine,
    It is great isnt it?! I am going to have to have a night when I can watch Somethings Gotta Give and straight after Its Complicated, then the Father Of The Bride movies just to take in the gorgeous homes…swoon!

    Not washed away just yet?? =0)
    Ness xx

  20. Ness Lockyer
    June 20, 2010 | 12:45 pm

    Oh Kerri…me too! I had to watch them both twice as the houses drew me away from the story quite a bit…how funny its not just me.
    Ness xx

  21. Ness Lockyer
    June 20, 2010 | 12:46 pm

    Flick and Tina….GO WATCH IT NOW!!!!
    Ness xx

  22. Ness Lockyer
    June 20, 2010 | 12:46 pm

    Flick and Tina….GO WATCH IT NOW!!!!
    Ness xx

  23. Ness Lockyer
    June 20, 2010 | 12:48 pm

    That Bakery was based on the shops in the Oaklands (I think thats the right name off the top of my head)precinct. I SO need to go and shop there.
    Ness xx

  24. Laurie
    June 20, 2010 | 5:36 pm

    I could just move right in! Love it!

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