The Great Gatsby (2015) / Source: Pinterest
10 impressive film sets that interior fans should know
The extravagance of the golden twenties in “The Great Gatsby” or the playful lightness of “Amelie”: The film set carries the dramaturgical development of a film as well as its characters. We show the most inspiring film locations of the past decades.
From minimalist elegance to colorful opulence
If we think of Holly Golightly’s unconventional Upper East Side apartment in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1961), we seem to get an immediate impression of the protagonist’s personality. According to the motto “less is more”, there is no extravagant furniture on the set of the movie classic, which deliberately draws attention to the few furnishings in the apartment. The opposite with cult director Wes Anderson: the colorful film worlds invite viewers to immerse themselves in a new dimension. The decadent residence of “The Royal Tenenbaum’s” (2001) or the different shades of yellow of the “Hotel Chevalier” (2013) are an expression of Anderson’s wonderfully kitsch aesthetics. The Instagram account @accidentallywesanderson shows buildings that – albeit accidentally – could be included in the list of Anderson’s impressive film locations and thus inspires over 900 thousand interior fans every day.
“Call Me by Your Name” (2017) / Source: Le Spaces
❞ A protagonist’s house is always part of the story; to reflect his personality and develop his story. ❝
The film sets by director, screenwriter and producer Nancy Meyers, on the other hand, convey a wonderfully pleasant normalcy. After the Mediterranean lightness of Diane Keaton’s beach house in “Something’s Gotta Give” (2003) or the playful romance of the British film set in “The Holiday” with Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet, the scene of Meyers’ latest film creation “The Intern” (2015) Terraced house in New York’s Brooklyn neighborhood. Jules’ kitchen (played by Anne Hathaway) with its open shelves, ornate fireplace and gray and white color scheme is probably the highlight of the film set. But the rest of the house also testifies to Meyers ’sense of style: a mix of modern elements and lovingly refurbished vintage pieces. When designing her film sets, the director makes sure that the rooms reflect the characters’ personalities. The choice of furnishings, colors and styles creates a harmony between the set and the figure, which only makes the film appear authentic.
One of the latest movies that makes the hearts of interior fans beat faster is the timelessly refined coming-of-age romance “Call Me by Your Name” (2017), whose story takes place in an Italian mansion from the 17th century. The film adaptation of the novel from 2007 is a personal love letter from the Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino to his home. However, the film not only lives from the idyll of the Lombardy landscape in which the Villa Albergoni is located, but is above all borne by the slightly worn charm of the building. Within a month, the house was completely renovated from landscaping to the interior and prepared for the shoot. This resulted in a special mixture of furniture that was brought along and rented, old globes, maps and engravings – plus supplemented by Asian artefacts that give the rooms a cosmopolitan atmosphere and stage the film family as a globetrotter and collector. With this, Luca conveys the feeling of a family house that was really loved and lived by its owners.
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