Thursday, February 17, 2011

Timeless House in "All the President's Men"

There is a home in the 1976 movie "All the President's Men" that would look amazing today just with a little pre-photo styling.

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We watched this last summer and I STILL think about the color scheme, the furniture styles, and the furniture arrangement.

Here is the entry:

You can already see that there is no green and gold or yellow and red blaring at you like a lot of 1970s interiors.  And that is a chair styled similar to a Chippendale bow back dining chair in the bottom left corner.

Here is the seating area:

The couches are solid and light in color, very traditional shape, a Duncan Phyfe style coffee table (classic!) and an oriental rug with blue, red, and gold (classic!).  The portrait and green velvet pillows are nice touches.  Really only the lamp is 1970s.  That's easy to change out!

Here is the other side of the room from the couches:

So classic: the (Queen Anne!) wingback chair in a camel color, the bullseye mirror, the dresser/buffet in a cherry/mahogany finish, and a grandfather clock.  Plus, look at the solid light colored nubby curtains and the clear glass sconce (to the right of the mirror)!

The kitchen isn't as classic--why is that usually the case??  And the kitchen is so expensive to re-do!  But you can see into the dining room past the kitchen in this shot:

The wallpaper, the little accessories and also the cabinet hardware are all a little passe.  But the dining set looks just as classic as the furniture in the sitting area.  The window treatments could easily be updated in the dining room.

I have a hard time watching movies and not getting distracted by the interiors.  The movies always have something unique from what is in magazines and online.  Another movie that I have collected images of is "Fried Green Tomatoes".  I'll post about that later.

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