1. When you choose to watch movies that you think may have cool interiors.
Case in point: A Single Man
I love Collin Firth and Julianne Moore....so I thought I would like this film.
Didn't you love him in Bridget Jones' Diary? Oh, how I devoured those books.
He was so good in this film. Such a love story, albeit a sad one.
And the set design...boy I wish I had a good image of these symmetrical mirrors to do them justice. So tall and striking, like Mr. Firth.
And the beautiful people in the cast. (Hello, Bridget Bardot)
And I think Julianne Moore is so beautiful and talented.
Again, love the mirror, the fabric, the fur chair and the TALL lamps.
I would recommend this movie. But remember I'm a former English teacher...I love some
movies that my friends would never even watch. Collin (or Colin?) Firth is an English
professor in the film, so I really dig him.
images via design public
I also saw The Kids Are All Right
Loved it. I didn't like Mark Ruffalo before this film. No reason I can put
my finger on...but I sure like him now. He was perfect for the role. And
the gorgeous blonde teen who played Joni (my prediction that she'll be
the new Gwyneth) just blew me away. Such good acting!
The set was so hippie California that I love....outdoor patio lights strung from side to side,
well-weathered wooden tables paired with shiny silver Tolix, tons of bright and colorful
organic produce, bottles and bottles of yummy wine...and landscapes that look like they could only
come from this state. Us Americans have such a love affair with California, don't we?
A shot of the bedroom shared by Julianne Moore & Annette Benning's characters.
Another side note: I think I am drawn to them as actresses because of their
authenticity...not just in their acting, but their physical realness. No lips plumped
up (like Julia Roberts & Meg Ryan), no scary facelifts (Andie McDowell & Sharon Stone--
sure, they are beautiful, but Sharon Stone has ZERO wrinkles?) That isn't real. Therefore,
I don't find it beautiful. I tend to spend my money on movies that inspire me, and Meryl
Streep, Annette Benning and Julianne Moore inspire me. That is beauty to me. I may have
wanted movies to be fairy tales with perfect people when I was younger, but I can smell
fake a mile away now.
Mark Ruffalo's home in the movie. This blue looked so smoky and
earthy in the theater. I loved it.
images via LA Times
2. Design obsessed people want to eat in restaurants that inspire them visually...
We had a great meal last weekend at a restaurant with horrible decor.
I can't help it....I don't want to go back.
3. Design obsessed people may rebuy a magazine that they forgot they already have.
4. Design obsessed people read design blogs instead of watch TV during primetime.
5. Design obsessed people redecorate their family and friends' homes in their minds
when they vist.
6. Design obsessed people usually own big cars or trucks to haul around their finds.
7. Design obsessed people usually long to have a booth, boutique, or online store.
Not for any normal reason....they want a place where they can sell their
current stuff so they can legitimately buy more or different stuff.
8. While learning to talk, design obsessed people's children learn words like
damask, eggshell and bentwood along with dog and car.
One Good Thing! Chris Campbell of Interior Homescapes wrote
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checkout and you get 10% off. Thanks, Chris!
No pics from Sheryl Crow....another headache. Didn't make it.
Have a great weekend....Julie