Lauren and Harley’s Cottage Home in the movie, It’s Complicated
A few weeks ago, I took you on a tour of the house/set featured in the Nancy Meyer’s movie, It’s Complicated, starring Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin. (If you missed that tour, you’ll find it here: Tour the House in the Movie, It’s Complicated.
We all pretty much fell in love with Jane’s home in the movie, but there was a second home that also caught my eye when I watched this funny movie. During the course of the movie, Jane (Meryl Streep) takes her new friend, Adam (Steve Martin) to a graduation party being held for her son, Luke. The party takes place at Lauren and Harley’s home. Lauren is Jane’s daughter (Luke’s sister) and Harley is Jane’s soon-to-be, son-in-law.
When we first see the home, it’s the evening of the party and it looks like this…all lit up.
These scenes do appear to have been shot in a real home. What do you think? You can tell it’s an older home by all the heavy moldings, and the wainscoting/wood paneled walls all throughout the home. Though the home feels really traditional for the most part, you’ll catch glimpses of lamps and decorative pieces with a more modern style.
Here’s another view showing the wonderful wall treatment that runs throughout much of the downstairs area of the home. I guess you would call it a boards and batten look.
Love all the candlelight for the party in the movie. Candlelight is one of my favorite parts of having a party. Just soothes and creates such an inviting atmosphere.
The patio outside was also decorated in the movie…lots of pretty lanterns.
We see a painted brick fireplace and lots of wonderful built-in cabinetry/book shelves. I love homes with personality and features like built in cabinetry!
The day after the party, Jane returns to talk with all three of her children who have sought refuge here after an upsetting evening of events at Jane’s home. We get a little better view of the siding on the home in this view. It appears to be a combination of painted or stained cedar shake siding and maybe board and batten…hard to tell.
Harley is relieved to see Jane and shows her to the bedroom where all three of her children have spent the night consoling each other. We get a glimpse of the hall leading to the bedrooms and the paneling we saw in the living room, continues here, as well.
I love bookshelves in hallways. This hall is a bit tight, but I still like the idea of making use of what is normally wasted space in a home. Love the old doors!
I was a little surprised by the decor in this bedroom. The wallpaper feels a bit old fashioned, which is sort of surprising for a young, modern couple like Lauren and Harley. The Roman shades give it a bit more of an updated feel, which is kind of funny to say since Roman shades were in style many years ago. I remember when I moved into my home in 1990, there were Roman shades in my family room.
Joanie (Cote de Texas) created a wonderful post about this movie and she identified the paper as “a taupe Farrow and Ball paper called Melrose.” I liked the paper more once I found out it was Farrow and Ball. 😉 It does cozy up a room, doesn’t it? Feels homey and kind of comforting, which was perfect for this scene.
A view looking back into the hall. Love the cute striped chest we see in the background.
Hope you enjoyed this little tour of Lauren and Harley’s cottage in the movie, It’s Complicated. For additional Movie House Tours, click on the category heading. Home Tours/Movie House Tours at the top of this blog or click, Movie House Tours.