Nancy Meyers is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. She is the writer, producer and director of several big-screen successes, including The Parent Trap (1998), Something’s Gotta Give (2003), The Holiday (2006), and It’s Complicated (2009).
Nancy is currently working on her new movie ‘The Intern’.
I will come back later to Nancy’s new movie ‘The Intern’, but first I would like to tell you something more about her previous movies.
Nancy Meyers is known for her absolutely amazing filming locations. The houses in her movies all look fabulous, the kind of houses people dream about. Nancy is a director with a passion for decoration. For Nancy, the look of the movie is very important because she likes to define the characters in the movie through the places they choose to live. ‘A house tells you so much about a person.’, Nancy explains. On each set Nancy works closely with set decorators and interior designers.
When I started blogging a few years ago, I discovered, on almost every interior design blog I visited, several pictures of the interior of the beach house in the Hamptons, the filming location of the movie ‘Something’s Gotta Give’.
Many people fell in love with this beach house and became obsessed with it. They wanted to incorporate the look of this house into their own home and designers were commissioned to design and to decorate their clients’ home inspired by this ‘SGG’ house.
Almost every decorator has at least one client who wants a room straight out of a Nancy Meyers movie, whether it’s the appealing kitchen in ‘Something’s Gotta Give’ or one of the bedrooms in ‘The Holiday’.
The table that was used in the SGG bedroom was found at Rose Tarlow and a lot of people wanted that table to have in their home. It seems that they never stopped making it. It’s now called the “Something’s Gotta Give table”.
‘Something’s Gotta Give’ : The beautiful beach house in the Hamptons with its timeless and Swedish influenced living room, soft toned dining room and appealing kitchen.Pictures source Cote de Texas
‘The Holiday’ : California contemporary versus cozy Cotswold style.Pictures source Cote de Texas
‘It’s Complicated’ : The Santa Barbara house with its fabulous garden and cozy rooms.Pictures source Cote de Texas
One of my favorite rooms is the beautiful dressed up living room in ‘It’s Complicated’. I love the warm color palette used here. Nancy chose the color orange as an accent. I do notice several Belgian style elements here in this room, as the painted cabinet, the coffee table, the slipcovered seats and the beamed ceiling.
Coming back to Nancy’s upcoming movie ‘The Intern’.
About 3 months ago Nancy started with the filming of ‘The Intern’.
‘The Intern’ is a comedy that stars Anne Hathaway as Jules Ostin, as the founder of a fashion based e-commerce company who hires Robert DeNiro’s character, a 70-year old widower bored with retirement, as her intern.
Having in mind the succes of ‘Something’s Gotta Give’, ‘The Holiday’ and ‘It’s Complicated’, expectations for the upcoming movie are high. Spectators and especially interior designers (including me !) do hope to see a location to fawn over !
Two weeks ago Nancy posted this peek inside a home in the upcoming movie and captured it with the words ‘A peek inside Jules’s brownstone’. If you ask me it looks very chic and beautiful ! What do you think ?
‘A peek inside Jules’s brownstone’ Source Nancy Meyers’s Instagram page
Another peek inside to see on Nancy’s Instagram page, captured ‘Annie’s desk in The Intern.Our first day of shooting at her startup!’. The filming location is an old factory in Brooklyn. Notice the painted brick walls of this loft style location. This is propably the factory, where the fashion company is based. Eye-catcher is Kartell Ghost chair by Philippe Starck.
‘Annie’s desk in The Intern’ Source Nancy Meyers’s Instagram page
In the nick of time, preparing this blogpost, I discovered another picture added by Nancy on her Instagram page, captured ‘The latest kitchen appliance. The Alexa.’. Notice the children’s play corner with the lou lou ghost child chair by Philippe Starck for Kartell ! Does Jules has children? We will have to find out…
‘The latest kitchen appliance.The Alexa.’ Source Nancy Meyers’s Instagram page
Love love love the inspiration board Nancy posted on Instagram! I love her design aesthetic ! This board definitely shows the designer within her.
‘Inspiration board’ Source Nancy Meyers’s Instagram page
More ‘behind the scenes’ pictures of ‘The Intern’ on Nancy’s Instagram page, I enjoyed.
If you would love to see more ‘behind the scene’ pictures of ‘The Intern’, please follow Nancy’s Instagram page here.
‘The Intern’ will come out in one year. Until then we will have to keep following Nancy’s Instagram page! I will certainly do, hoping to see more peek inside pictures.
A huge thank you to Nancy for allowing me to post all these ‘behind the scene’ pictures. As one of her biggest Belgian fans, I do wish her a lot of succes with ‘The Intern’ !
I will try to grab a front row seat when the movie is released in Belgian cinema.
All images with permission of Nancy Meyers.