Lately, I've taken to yelling "MOVIE HOUSE!!" in the middle of the film we're watching. They're easy to spot - movie houses - they're the ones that are styled to death and decorated to within an inch of their lives, and are usually found in the romantic comedy genre.
The truth is, I love movie houses. I picture myself living in one, the kind with William Morris wallpaper and paneling in the dining room and a reading nook with custom-sewn cushions. And it's a much more sophisticated, calm, collected me - the me that lives in the movie house. I float around in a silk dressing gown with a mug of chai tea, contemplating all the wonderful ways my movie house makes everything better.
Alas, I don't have a billion dollars and a stylist. See my dilemma?
My favourite movie house is the Hamptons beach house in Something's Gotta Give. Have you seen it? Don't bother with the movie, it's - meh. Just fast forward to the scenes of the house interior, because it is dreamy. Apparently the exterior is a real house, but the interior was built on a set. (Yes, I looked that up.) And I have a thing for white walls and cabinets.
Then there are the apartments in the Sex in The City movie (the first one): Carrie's apartment after the renovation (I'm trying to persuade J to let me paint our living room a similar blue); Big's apartment; The penthouse dream pad; And don't even get me started on Charlotte's swanky flat.
I loved the ranch-style house in Meryl Streep's movie, It's Complicated (and I really liked the movie too, actually). Everything about the house is, well, I want it. Especially the rustic kitchen.
And finally, slightly random, but, the movie Must Love Dogs. I have to say, I absolutely love the house in this movie. There are so many pretty colours and textures. It's just cozy.
What about you? What's your favourite movie house?