Recognize this living room?
How about this dining room? Both beautiful spaces are from the movie, Something’s Gotta Give and they have been loved and copied a few gazillion times over the years.
This darling cottage melted the hearts of a lot of movie goers. It’s from the movie, The Holiday.
And even though the main character in this movie wanted her kitchen completely demolished and rebuilt, we thought it was pretty amazing, didn’t we? This is the kitchen from the movie, It’s Complicated.
What do all these movie spaces have in common?
Interior Designer, James Radin played a huge part in their design. Surprised? I definitely was. In the past, when I created posts about these three movie houses, everything I found online at that time said Beth Rubino was the set designer for Something’s Gotta Give and It’s Complicated. While that is true (per THIS interview with the director, Nancy Myers) Mrs. Meyers also engaged her own personal Interior Designer, James Radin to assist with the design of those movie interiors. In the interview she states, “I work closely on each set with set decorators like Beth Rubino and the interior designer, James Radin, who did my own house and advises on my movies.”
I’m not sure how much of each room is the brainchild of Beth Rubino and how much was designed by James Radin, but it’s obvious when these two work together, magic happens. I hope they continue to collaborate and we see more beautiful interiors like these in future movies.
Once I read Mr. Radin had played a major role in the design of the rooms in movies, The Holiday, Something’s Gotta Give and It’s Complicated, I went in search of more of his rooms. Mr. Radin has an online site where you can view his work and it’s easy to see the similarities in his design and the interiors of the homes we love so much in the movies.
Here are a few examples I found and loved:
Under the category, “Broad Beach” you’ll find this beautiful space. The color scheme for this room and home is one of my very favorites: blue and white. Note the palm tree fabric on the pillows.
It appears again in the dining room and I love the whimsy it adds to this space. Also, love that bamboo style chandelier. This design is perfect for a beach house or anyone who loves a tropical, British Colonial design.
Love the bamboo inspired bed! I used to see Interior designer, Charles Faudree featured regularly in Traditional Home magazine. Do they still do that? He always had (hope he still does) bamboo pieces in his own home and I fell in love with the warmth and texture they added to a room.
I remember in one Traditional Home article, they showed a piece (I want to say it was a cabinet) that Faudree had always taken with him from home to home to home whenever he moved. Even though he always changed up his interiors, that one piece had always come with him. I fell in love with bamboo after reading that article.
Under the category, “Pacific Palisades” at James Radin’s website, you’ll find this lovely space. I included this picture here solely because of those blue and white draperies. What is this magical spell blue and white has over me?!
White kitchens are forever classic, forever in style. I think this kitchen was featured in the movie, Knocked-Up. I didn’t see that movie, so not positive about that. Anyone see it?
Another space designed by James Radin…feels elegant but not stuffy.
Blue and white porcelain displayed in a grouping is another fabulous design idea that never goes out of style.
Pretty bedroom designed by James Radin…
This space got me really excited. You virtually never see closet space incorporated into a bath this way. I was thinking this might not work well with a shower in the room since those can create a lot of steam, but I love it here so close to the bathtub. It would make getting dressed easy, wouldn’t it?
The French doors make it so easy to see where everything is, yet the clothes are protected from dust. This bath/closet space is definitely going into my inspiration file.
Have you heard of James Radin before now? Did you know he played such an important role in the design of the homes in Something’s Gotta Give, The Holiday and It’s Complicated?
If you’re interested in seeing Mr. Radin’s design in the above movies, you’ll find tours of the homes in all three movies here: Movie House Tours
Pictures in this post are from James Radin Interior Design