10 interior design films that will inspire your projects
Roman Polanski said that “good cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater”, this is especially true if the decor is right. Interior design on films is an integral part of the narrative. When it’s good, it creates an additional psychological layer.
After all, what is American Psycho without its sterile styling or The Great Gatsby without its opulent interiors?
2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968
Looking back to look forward may seem disconcerting, but the interior spaces of Stanley Kubrick’s late Sixties film are every bit as relevant now as they predicted they would be. The red Djinn chairs designed by Oliver Morgue in 1965 which were used for the film have become highly sought-after collectors’ items since.
The Great Gatsby, 2013
Baz Luhrmann is famed for his ostentatious interiors – from Romeo and Juliet to Moulin Rouge – and his adaptation, of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel secured the film an Oscar for Best Production Design. Swathed in pretty pink light with champagne accents, Daisy Buchanan’s sitting room is the archetypal girl’s girl living space.
The Royal Tenenbaums, 2001
Wes Anderson’s most memorable onscreen interior is surely the home of the dysfunctional Tenenbaum family. Set over four floors in an elegant New York townhouse, it includes a ballet studio, a theatre and a ballroom lined with the children’s artwork.
The Major highlights we selected are: the indoor telephone booth, the tasselled sofas, the portrait-clad ballroom, the green-curtained roll-top bath, and Zebra-printed wallpaper.
6 Underground, 2019
American Psycho, 2000
Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky, 2009
Who would have thought that in a film that follows a renowned clothing designer the interiors would rival the outfits? But Coco’s recreated villa on the outskirts of Paris has striking monochrome wallpapers and fixtures that command attention in a strong, early twenties aesthetics.
Breakfast At Tiffany’s, 1961
A Single Man, 2009
Call Me By Your Name, 2017
Some of the featured pieces on 6 Underground:
Emily bedside table
Megan side table
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