Decor Inspiration: Ideas From IT’S COMPLICATED Movie

It's Complicated movie Meryl Streep in farmhouse cottage kitchen
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie

The house from the movie “It’s Complicated” directed by
Nancy Meyers and starring Meryl Streep, is one of
my all-time favorite cottages, and I have blogged
about it before but am compelled to re-visit
its timeless Belgian style design loveliness.

It’s so interesting that Meryl Streep’s character
has decided to remodel and expand her beautiful
home, when I am out of my mind with admiration
of its “before” glory.

The style is so Belgian and cozy farmhouse
without feeling contrived or too decorated at all.
I think the reason so many of us are crazy
about it is that it seems so manageable
and achieves a harmonious balance
of liveability and beauty.

Let’s go deeper into our analysis.

It's Complicated movie Meryl Streep in farmhouse cottage kitchen
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie

There isn’t a monstrous kitchen island in the kitchen.
It’s more of a narrow French baker’s table with
open storage underneath and a few stools
for casual dining…and look at how
pretty some clutter can be!

If you’re a fan of European or Belgian style kitchens,
you’ll love this curated collection.

It's Complicated movie Meryl Streep in farmhouse cottage kitchen
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie

I love the way the color black is used sparingly
but effectively for contrast in the “It’s Complicated” kitchen.

It's Complicated movie kitchen with Belgian style and steel window
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie

This kitchen belongs to a woman who cooks
all the time and wants her tools within easy reach.
So why am I so adverse to cluttering my worktops with
utensils, graters, and condiments?

It's Complicated movie Meryl Streep in farmhouse cottage kitchen
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie

That linen skirted lower cabinet reminds me of
Brooke Giannetti who uses them brilliantly.

The long oval table is so unique (at least to me),
organic, and understated in its sophistication.
Paired with the warmth of the chairs, I love
how it feels fancy enough for an elegant dinner
yet casually inviting for everyday dining.

It’s complicated? I love how the simplicity
of this cottage balances out the many
layers of complexity in the relationships
explored in the film.

It's Complicated movie Meryl Streep in farmhouse cottage kitchen
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie

The archway!
The table at the window!
The lamp on this table!

It's Complicated movie farmhouse kitchen Meryl Streep
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie

So many charming farmhouse details
in the “It’s Complicated” house, and find
even more right here.

It's Complicated movie farmhouse kitchen Meryl Streep
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie

In dim light or

It's Complicated farmhouse kitchen
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie

bright light, this kitchen is a scene stealer.

Meryl Streep and Steve Martin in It's Complicated movie kitchen
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie

Didn’t they make the cutest couple in the movie?

It's Complicated movie Meryl Streep in farmhouse cottage kitchen
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie


Here’s a great still from “It’s Complicated” allowing
us to view the floorplan better, and isn’t this
a lovely way to have open concept living
with abundant architectural interest?

It's Complicated movie kitchen and dining room
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie

Another element I love about seeing these stills
is you get a sense of scale for rooms when you see
humans in action in them, and here we can clearly
tell it’s a cozy space where you are going
to be rubbing shoulders with the family.

It's Complicated movie farmhouse kitchen with Belgian style
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie
Meryl Streep in It's Complicated
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie
It's Complicated movie dining room
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie
It's Complicated movie kitchen
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie

The above offers a rare peek of the high shelf
near the ceiling…loving this idea.

It's Complicated movie kitchen
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie

Little kitchen, great big beautiful frig!

It's Complicated movie Meryl Streep in farmhouse cottage kitchen
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie

I know it’s just a movie, but I so want to
be invited to this dinner!

As much as I don’t even need to move
on from the “It’s Complicated” kitchen,
move on we shall to the living/family room
with its Belgian linen gorgeousness
and casual, effortless design.

It's Complicated movie living room with Belgian style
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie

It’s just perfect for conversation, yes?

It's Complicated movie living room with Belgian style
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie

I love the stacked wicker baskets next to the sofa,
and aren’t the pops of blue perfect?

It's Complicated movie living room with Belgian style
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie

It's Complicated movie living room with Belgian style
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie

It's Complicated movie Meryl Streep in farmhouse cottage living room
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie
It's Complicated movie Meryl Streep in farmhouse cottage living room
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie

It's Complicated movie living room with Belgian style
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie

Before we check out the “It’s Complicated” bedroom,

let’s peek at the exterior a bit.

It's Complicated movie Meryl Streep in farmhouse cottage front yard
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie

It's Complicated movie exterior backyard
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie
It's Complicated movie exterior front yard
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie
It's Complicated movie Meryl Streep sleeping
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie

It's Complicated movie front yard and exterior of home
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie
It's Complicated movie garden and Meryl Streep
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie
It's Complicated movie outside Steve Martin and Meryl Streep
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie

Back inside we go.

It's Complicated movie Meryl Streep
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie
It's Complicated movie living room with Belgian style
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie

What a beautiful home! 

It's Complicated movie living room with Belgian style
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie

This bedside table/desk is so nice and roomy,
and I love the skinny farmhouse bench at
the end of the bed.

It's Complicated movie bed room with Belgian style
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie
It's Complicated movie Meryl Streep in farmhouse cottage bedroom
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie




So romantic and pretty.

It's Complicated movie Meryl in bathtub with Alec Baldwin
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie


Remember their chemistry in the movie?

It's Complicated movie bathroom with vintage clawfoot tub
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie

It's Complicated movie bedroom with Belgian style
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie

Some bonus “It’s Complicated” peeks.

It's Complicated movie Meryl Streep in farmhouse cottage potting shed
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie
It's Complicated movie Meryl Streep in farmhouse cottage
Decor Inspiration: Decorating Ideas from “It’s Complicated” Movie

What do you think of this home and movie?

Find more design goodness in the movies

in this cinema-tastic post.

Whose life isn’t a little complicated?

Peace to you right where you are.


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7 Comments

  1. December 11, 2016 / 4:50 am

    I've seen this movie SO many times;) ..love these photos, and that kitchen!!

    • December 12, 2016 / 2:10 am

      It's such a timeless sort of story, and I love pressing pause to gaze at the rooms!

  2. December 11, 2016 / 8:37 pm

    I just want to move in myself!!! Love the detailed looking, thank you for sharing. Did you notice one other item in the kitchen that also shows this kitchen is used by someone who REALLY cooks? The little rolling cart at the end of the marble topped French island. So versitile to move around and use it. I feel I disected the kitchen and house in Something's Gotta Give to death so was happy when this movie came out so I could ohhh and awhhh at this one. The livingroom furnishings are similar. Comfortable, beautiful and grouped so lots of people can sit around to look at a movie or talk yet the room doesn't looked full of furniture. Great style all around. The arched doorways, love the terra cotta floors, spanish tiled room. If it isn't really a house, I will be very disappointed!! Was fun experiencing it again.

    • December 12, 2016 / 2:11 am

      That rolling cart…yes! I did the same thing with Something's Gotta Give…hahahaha. Thanks so much for joining the fun. xox

  3. December 11, 2016 / 10:53 pm

    So definitely one of my all time favorites! All the rooms and the property are magically–and her business, the most beautiful bakery, was icing on the gorgeous cake!!! Another most favorite, because of the home's architecture, is "As Good as It Gets," Diane Keaton & Jack Nicholson.

    • December 12, 2016 / 2:13 am

      oh that bakery was dreamy…we need a blog devoted to movie sets! xox

  4. December 12, 2016 / 7:18 pm

    I loved that movie and I think it was because of the kitchen! Great post!

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