• double take: in her shoes.

    04.08.2008 / Miscellaneous

    Yay! Ms. Kylie’s back with another Double Take! In case you’re new around here, Kylie is the fabulous writer of Bandelle, a fantastic fashion/beauty/art blog that you simply MUST visit when you’re twiddling your thumbs on a Sunday afternoon. Kylie joins us each week for Double Take: a glance into interior inspiration from the silver screen. Click here to visit the Double Take archives!

    Today’s movie mavens? The beauties behind In Her Shoes. Take it away, Kylie!

    After reading Jennifer Weiner’s novel, In Her Shoes, I was looking forward to seeing how the struggles of sisterly love would be portrayed in the movie starring Toni Collette (Rose) and Cameron Diaz (Maggie). But as Maggie proceeded to take over Rose’s apartment while her life crumbled around her, all I thought was, “can I force my way in as a roommate too?” Let’s take a little tour of Rose’s shabby chic meets contemporary bedroom and try to recreate the look…

    In contrast to the more traditional living room, Rose’s bedroom reflects the girly, shoe-loving side of her character. The antique white wrought iron bed sets the tone in this room and Ralph Lauren’s american summer painted bed could do the same in yours. For a headboard only option, take a look at Horchow’s iron cameo version. Now top the bed with Anthropologie’s imperial silk quilt and you’ll be sleeping in luxury.

    For a little light reading before the night passes, the brentwood brushed steel lamp with a beige shade will provide a soft glow. And there is no doubt in my mind that these will stand handsomely on the donnatella cube from Jayson Home & Garden (I know, they don’t have drawers but I couldn’t resist).

    Perch yourself at the foot of the bed on the echo bench, upholstered in a steel blue. The floral jacquard rug from the Kathryn M. Ireland collection in a neutral tone will complement it beautifully. As for artwork, Rose has several framed art exhibition posters around her apartment. You could easily do the same by picking up a print on your next art crawl or searching on Rare Posters for a previous exhibit. Brett Whitely is one of my favorite Australian painters so his framed posters would be up on my wall.

    Now we couldn’t leave without talking about Rose’s fabulous shoe closet. I’ll be very impressed if you already store your shoes in clear boxes. I can’t say that I do but I found these clear boxes from Shoebby if you are interested. And I love Rose’s jewelry display on her dresser, which you could replicate with a handmade stoneware platter from Red Potter. I could see Blueprint’s china jewelry storage inside the dresser as another option for Rose, because she could tuck her jewelry neatly away just as she does for her shoes.

    Do I hear more roommate requests?

    Image credits: 20th Century Fox, Amazon, Ralph Lauren, Anthropologie, Lamps Plus, Jayson Home & Garden, Ethan Allen, Elson Company, Art Gallery of NSW, Shoebby, Red Potter, & Blueprint

    • Erin Tyner

      What an interesting post! I’m always intrigued by the interiors in movies, often to the point that I’m paying more attention to the rooms than what is going on. I really liked Rose’s apartment in this film, it was her escape from a career that didn’t match her spirit.
      I also just wanted to add just how very much I love Toni Collette, she is awesome.

    • design for mankind.

      OMG I LOVE HER, TOO, ERIN!! :)

    • mandco

      Oh what a gorgeous post!! Love it! I have not seen her blog before so thank you for taking me there. Its fabulous!! And how come I have not noticed the Double Take posts here before; its gorgeous!! I’m crazy about movie interiors, and my dream house would be the house of Cameron Diaz in The Holiday :-)

    • design for mankind.

      Oh Monica— good pick! You’re so sweet!! :)

    • Julia

      I was just thinking how I needed to watch that movie again! I love it when the set is just as beautiful as the story! Hmm, these shoes are so yummy! Thank you for sharing!

    • Vega's

      If you listen to the commentary on the DVD they talk about the artistic decisions to style rose’s apartment…super interesting…if you are nerdy like me. Like how displayed Hooper prints reflects loneliness that Rose often feels in her life.

    • Vega's

      If you listen to the commentary on the DVD they talk about the artistic decisions to style rose’s apartment…super interesting…if you are nerdy like me. Like how displayed Hooper prints reflects loneliness that Rose often feels in her life.

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      This is a great post, I have a hard time watching movies with great houses and architecture because I get so distracted by the scenery! :-)

    • design for mankind.

      Oh I have GOT to pick up the commentary!!! :)

    • S.hoptalk

      Ooooh loved the styling in that movie and LOVED that movie…so can’t wait to rent the dvd and check out the commentary. You see? This is why I keep on coming back here for more. ;)

      Great post Erin and Kylie!

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