5 Famous Movie Kitchens
Since Something's Gotta Give, director Nancy Meyers's films have become celebrated for their gorgeous kitchens. In her most recent film, It's Complicated, the at-home California kitchen of successful bakery owner Jane Adler (Meryl Streep) manages to feel both chef-like and comfortable. It features open shelves displaying monochrome dishware, a pair of industrial-style lighting fixtures above a marble-topped island, and a sunny window shelf with fresh potted herbs
'Father of the Bride'
Starring Diane Keaton as Nina Banks and Steve Martin as George Banks in a remake of this classic film, the couple's traditional Colonial home was a hit with design-minded viewers. The kitchen features Windsor chairs around a farm-style table, butcher-block countertops, and glass-fronted upper cabinets. Beyond the table, a pot rack hangs above an open island — the gathering spot for many family conversations, including the scene where Annie (Kimberly Williams) opens the wedding gift of a top-of-the-line cappuccino maker from her father.
'Julie and Julia'
Set decorator Susan Bode Tyson re-created Julia Child's iconic kitchen for Nora Ephron's latest film, which is based on the best-selling 2005 book by Julie Powell. Tyson spent three months getting the look just right, mixing the perfect shade of blue-green paint for the cabinets, tracking down 1960s-era appliances such as a mixer and wall oven, and constructing the signature Peg-Board.
With chef Thomas Keller (French Laundry, Per Se) hired as a consultant for the Pixar film, it's no surprise that Gusteau's restaurant precisely replicates the layout and look of a traditional French kitchen. With several Parisian restaurants serving as inspiration — including Guy Savoy, Le Train Bleu, and Taillevent — exacting kitchen details in the animation include copper pots — what Remy prepares the "special order" soup in — brushed brass appliance details, and a black-and-white octagonal tile floor.
Based on the best-selling book, the Oscar-nominated film boasted a saturated, retro set design — and even inspired HSN to launch a collection of home decor inspired by the movie. In this farmhouse Mississippi kitchen — the childhood home of Skeeter Phelan (Emma Stone) and the scene of the "Shinelator" hair machine — the checkered vinyl floor, cherry red seating, and a Formica-and-chrome table all say 1950s Southern style.