Last weekend while spending some quality time with the good ol' parents, we decided to hunker down by the fire and watch a movie. As it turns out, this can be an incredibly frustrating experience. Am I the only one who despite having Apple TV, Hbo Go, Netflix, and on demand, can NEVER find the movie you want to watch? Every time we saw a title that we wanted, you had to buy it for $15, pre order, or it was unavailable for whatever reason. The selection is always so sub par and it never ceases to amaze me.
Anyways we finally got fed up and settled on The Intern. I'd seen the commercials and it looked cute and parent-friendly, and by this time we were ready to watch just about anything. But I was pleasantly surprised- I loved it.
The story line was adorable, I got some good laughs, and it had a feel good ending. Of course, the moment the storyline took us into Jules' (Anne Hathaway's character) apartment, I perked right up. Little did I know, the set design was done by the magnificent Nancy Myers.
One thing all of Nancy Myers' films have in common is the incredible set design. From the cozy English countryside cottage in The Holiday to the relaxing Hamptons retreat filled with white linen furniture in It's Complicated, Myers' work has grown to absolute cult-status. Some other titles on her resume include Devil Wears Prada, The Parent Trap and Something's Gotta Give.
Myers has a knack for creating an environment that the viewer envies and wants to be in. Every space is perfectly curated after extensive research and thoughtful selection. I love Jules' apartment in the film, especially her bedroom. It really makes a case for dark grey walls (I've rambled about this before) and I love all of the pops of color (especially that red/orange). I'm sad to say I couldn't find any photos of Robert De Niro's character, Ben Whittaker's, house but it was equally as beautiful. His apartment was more cozy and traditional, with an absolutely gorgeous closet. Looks like you'll just have to watch the movie to see it in full!