I am so excited for the new Nancy Meyers produced movie, which is written and directed by her daughter Hallie Mayers-Shyer. Not only are her movies fun to watch – the interiors are always filled with decorating inspiration.
Reese Witherspoon stars in the film, about a recently separated 40-year old who decides to move back to her hometown of LA with her two young daughters and ends up letting three young guys move into her guest house.
The Spanish style home located in California is decorated in neutral off-white, reds, pinks and some blues.
Ellen Brill is the Production Designer. She has worked on sets such as American Horror Story, The New Normal, Parenthood, and Nip/Tuck among others. The Set Decorator is Nicole Cates. The interiors for Home Again were filmed in the house itself, as opposed to on a sound stage.
In the kitchen Brill covered the home’s dated tile with blue vinyl. “Blue and white always works,” she says. The countertops are also fake. “They were a bullnose countertop, so we placed contact paper on top to make it look like butcher block,” adds Brill.
To avoid a dated look, Brill went with farmhouse furnishings in a lighter palette. “We didn’t put a lot of dark things in the house,” Brill says. “Antiques with a good patina always work.”
Wicker, rattan and stripes were used throughout the home. “Texture was important because we had such a neutral palette,” says Brill.
Fun fact: The home was previously owned by Cindy Crawford and then Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner.
The movie will be in theaters September 8th.
Source: Home Again, LA Times