Just as I am always noticing food in movies, I am also always aware of the setting in which the food is being prepared: the kitchen. Kitchens can provide great insight into the characters’ personalities, as well as provide fantastic ideas for your own kitchen. Even if you just pick and choose details from each kitchen, you can create a beautiful place to cook and bake that suits your own personality. These are my favorite kitchens from movies. Four of these kitchens are in Nancy Meyers movies – the woman can do no wrong! She hires the best production designers to create such beautiful spaces. Note: the fourth Meyers movie is Father of the Bride which Meyers didn’t direct, but she did co-write the screenplay and produce the movie. Which one of these kitchens is your favorite?
1. The Help – The blue and white tiled floor. The daylight streaming through the windows. Cake pans hanging on the walls. The pastel colors of this kitchen are subtle touches to making this kitchen quite lovely.
2. Sex and the City 2 – This all-white kitchen really makes colorful kitchen accessories pop. The colorful curtain over the windows, the quality stove and oven, the gray and white checkerboard floor. This kitchen is clean, simple, and gorgeous.
3. The Holiday – Set in an English countryside cottage, this kitchen is both cozy and charming. With dishes lining the walls and the baby blue cabinets, this kitchen is fantastic.
4. Something’s Gotta Give – This is the perfect beach house kitchen. The art, the cobalt flowers, the classic cabinets, and the white ceramic tiled back splash. I could cook and bake all day long in this stunning setting.
5. Julie and Julia – As you would expect, the kitchen in Julie and Julia is too good. The eclectic accessories, pots and pans hanging from walls, the sinks facing the windows, and the kitchen tools hanging as thought it were a workbench. Practical and pretty.
6. Father of the Bride – The huge kitchen island is my favorite part about this kitchen. The hanging copper pots and pans are a close second.
7. It’s Complicated – This ties with the beach house kitchen in Something’s Gotta Give as my absolute favorite kitchen. Flawless, from top to bottom. The black-rimmed windows, hanging pots and pans, the island with barstools, the clean and simple plates and cups. Everything is organized and fresh. I love it.
8. The Parent Trap – With the kitchen leading to the backyard, this space is refreshing and elevated by the pops of color in the kitchen pots and pans, which look like Le Creuset. Amazing.
P.S. More dream kitchens.