10 interior design films sets you need to see

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?

10 interior design on films sets you need to see

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.

15 interior design on films sets you need to see

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.

15 interior design on films sets you need to see

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.

15 interior design on films sets you need to see

6 Underground, 2019

The movie 6Underground is produced by the king of explosions, non-other than the great Michael Bay, also responsible for other legendary movies such as TransformersArmageddon and Bad Boys.

In this film, we highlight a set that was filmed in Italy, where Laskasas furniture was featured. You might wanna read this article about it.

10 interior design on films sets you need to see

American Psycho, 2000

Patrick Bateman’s apartment from American Psycho is one of the most iconic locations in recent film history. The sterile set design by Gideon Ponte is as impersonally creepy as Christian Bale’s performance.

10 interior design on films sets you need to see

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. 

10 interior design on films sets you need to see

Breakfast At Tiffany’s, 1961

Breakfast at Tiffany’s set design is a wonderful thing to behold. The overall styling and costumes have taken their rightful place in history as true cultural classics. The bizarre claw-foot half bathtub sofa which takes pride of place in Holly’s living room is cushioned with pops of colour in the otherwise neutral apartment which acts as a beautiful backdrop to the action and costumes.

10 interior design on films sets you need to see

Scarface, 1983

The ’80s gangster mansion’ aesthetic may not suit all homes but Scarface’s mod furniture is worth a second look. We can also all learn from the main ensuite’s bathtub, which is larger than some swimming pools and comes with a TV-cabinet-cum-bar.

10 interior design on films sets you need to see

A Single Man, 2009

George Falconer’s glass house – and every other interior shot in Tom Ford’s late Noughties cinematic outing – has that irresistible retro charm. Shot in a John Lautner-designed modernist residence in California, it is a lesson in clean-lined simplicity.

10 interior design on films sets you need to see

Call Me By Your Name, 2017

Maximalism never looked so enticing. Everything in Elio’s parents’ house is simple and timeless, from antiques, lamps and sofas to decorative objects and a grand piano. The epitome of faded Italian buona famiglia charm.

Some of the featured pieces on 6 Underground:

10 interior design on films sets you need to see

Jackson bed 

10 interior design on films sets you need to see

Emily bedside table

10 interior design on films sets you need to see

Cacun sofa

10 interior design on films sets you need to see

Megan side table

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