It’s Complicated Movie House Design: Belgian Inspired Decor

When you’re cray cray for European country cottages infused with organic Cali-style, Meryl’s house in “It’s Complicated” is an inspiring case study! It’s Complicated Movie House Design: Belgian Inspired Decor will revisit gorgeous design moments as well as direct you to sources to create the look yourself.

Gorgeous "It's Complicated" movie house Cali inspired Belgian interior design and decor inspiration from Nancy Meyers' set - Universal Studios. #itscomplicated #moviehouses #interiordesign #belgiandesign
Universal Pictures – It’s Complicated Movie House Design: Belgian Inspired Decor as well as photos to inspire your decor.

It’s Complicated Movie House Design: Belgian Inspired Decor

Has it really been more than a decade since we fell in love with Meryl Streep’s lovely 1920’s Spanish-style Santa Barbara ranch with Belgian-inspired interiors in the movie “It’s Complicated?”

Gorgeous "It's Complicated" movie house Cali inspired Belgian interior design and decor inspiration from Nancy Meyers' set - Universal Studios. #itscomplicated #moviehouses #interiordesign #belgiandesign
Belgian style kitchen in It’s Complicated…hello lovely indeed!

Did you enjoy the chemistry and complication between Streep’s character and Alec Baldwins?

Gorgeous "It's Complicated" movie house Cali inspired Belgian interior design and decor inspiration from Nancy Meyers' set - Universal Studios. #itscomplicated #moviehouses #interiordesign #belgiandesign
Universal Pictures

Or were you cheering on Steve Martin’s earnest-with-a-heart-of-gold?

Gorgeous "It's Complicated" movie house Cali inspired Belgian interior design and decor inspiration from Nancy Meyers' set - Universal Studios. #itscomplicated #moviehouses #interiordesign #belgiandesign

I think we all wanted to be invited to this dining table!

Gorgeous "It's Complicated" movie house Cali inspired Belgian interior design and decor inspiration from Nancy Meyers' set - Universal Studios. #itscomplicated #moviehouses #interiordesign #belgiandesign
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Go behind the scenes to see the set!

For me personally, it was sort of genius to contrast decidedly unfussy, simplistically elegant Belgian infused spaces with the very messy and heart wrenching love triangle involving Streep, Martin, and Baldwin.

The movie set’s magic was imagined by director Nancy Meyers, with production designer Jon Hutman and set decorator Beth Rubino. (Who could forget Rubino’s brilliance in creating that beach house in Something’s Gotta Give?)

Belgian Style Living Room in “It’s Complicated”

Gorgeous "It's Complicated" movie house Cali inspired Belgian interior design and decor inspiration from Nancy Meyers' set - Universal Studios. #itscomplicated #moviehouses #interiordesign #belgiandesign
“Meyreuil” landscape painting by Mitchell Johnson in the It’s Complicated movie living room…hello lovely indeed!

Sources for the furnishings and decor? According to Traditional Home, the set decorator mixed high and low. Calvin Fabrics, Dessin Fournir, and George Smith furniture mingles with 1st Dibs antiques as well as pieces from West Elm.

Gorgeous "It's Complicated" movie house Cali inspired Belgian interior design and decor inspiration from Nancy Meyers' set - Universal Studios. #itscomplicated #moviehouses #interiordesign #belgiandesign
Gorgeous "It's Complicated" movie house Cali inspired Belgian interior design and decor inspiration from Nancy Meyers' set - Universal Studios. #itscomplicated #moviehouses #interiordesign #belgiandesign
Hallway with terracotta tile in Universal Pictures It’s Complicated movie…hello lovely indeed!
Gorgeous "It's Complicated" movie house Cali inspired Belgian interior design and decor inspiration from Nancy Meyers' set - Universal Studios. #itscomplicated #moviehouses #interiordesign #belgiandesign

European Country Inspired Vignette in Entry

Gorgeous "It's Complicated" movie house Cali inspired Belgian interior design and decor inspiration from Nancy Meyers' set - Universal Studios. #itscomplicated #moviehouses #interiordesign #belgiandesign
Universal Pictures It’s Complicated movie set with its inspiring Belgian style…hello lovely indeed.

Romantic Courtyard Dining

Gorgeous "It's Complicated" movie house Cali inspired Belgian interior design and decor inspiration from Nancy Meyers' set - Universal Studios. #itscomplicated #moviehouses #interiordesign #belgiandesign

Belgian Kitchen Decor Inspiration from “It’s Complicated” Movie

Gorgeous "It's Complicated" movie house Cali inspired Belgian interior design and decor inspiration from Nancy Meyers' set - Universal Studios. #itscomplicated #moviehouses #interiordesign #belgiandesign
Universal Pictures It’s Complicated movie set with its inspiring Belgian style…hello lovely indeed.
Gorgeous "It's Complicated" movie house Cali inspired Belgian interior design and decor inspiration from Nancy Meyers' set - Universal Studios. #itscomplicated #moviehouses #interiordesign #belgiandesign

Open Shelving With Restaurant-Style Dishware

Gorgeous "It's Complicated" movie house Cali inspired Belgian interior design and decor inspiration from Nancy Meyers' set - Universal Studios. #itscomplicated #moviehouses #interiordesign #belgiandesign
Universal Pictures It’s Complicated movie set with its inspiring Belgian style…hello lovely indeed.
Gorgeous "It's Complicated" movie house Cali inspired Belgian interior design and decor inspiration from Nancy Meyers' set - Universal Studios. #itscomplicated #moviehouses #interiordesign #belgiandesign
Gorgeous "It's Complicated" movie house Cali inspired Belgian interior design and decor inspiration from Nancy Meyers' set - Universal Studios. #itscomplicated #moviehouses #interiordesign #belgiandesign
It’s Complicated Movie House Design – Universal Pictures…certainly stunning indeed.
Gorgeous "It's Complicated" movie house Cali inspired Belgian interior design and decor inspiration from Nancy Meyers' set - Universal Studios. #itscomplicated #moviehouses #interiordesign #belgiandesign
Gorgeous "It's Complicated" movie house Cali inspired Belgian interior design and decor inspiration from Nancy Meyers' set - Universal Studios. #itscomplicated #moviehouses #interiordesign #belgiandesign
Universal Pictures It’s Complicated movie set with its inspiring Belgian style…hello lovely indeed.

Meryl Streep’s Bedroom in It’s Complicated

Gorgeous "It's Complicated" movie house Cali inspired Belgian interior design and decor inspiration from Nancy Meyers' set - Universal Studios. #itscomplicated #moviehouses #interiordesign #belgiandesign
Gorgeous "It's Complicated" movie house Cali inspired Belgian interior design and decor inspiration from Nancy Meyers' set - Universal Studios. #itscomplicated #moviehouses #interiordesign #belgiandesign
Universal Pictures It’s Complicated movie set…photos as well as ideas to get the look.
Gorgeous "It's Complicated" movie house Cali inspired Belgian interior design and decor inspiration from Nancy Meyers' set - Universal Studios. #itscomplicated #moviehouses #interiordesign #belgiandesign
Gorgeous "It's Complicated" movie house Cali inspired Belgian interior design and decor inspiration from Nancy Meyers' set - Universal Studios. #itscomplicated #moviehouses #interiordesign #belgiandesign
It’s Complicated House Design Inspiration – Universal Pictures…certainly lovely indeed.

Outdoor Spaces in It’s Complicated Movie

Gorgeous "It's Complicated" movie house Cali inspired Belgian interior design and decor inspiration from Nancy Meyers' set - Universal Studios. #itscomplicated #moviehouses #interiordesign #belgiandesign
Spanish style ranch exterior in Santa Barbara in It's Complicated movie with Meryl Streep.
This California home is real – exterior scenes were filmed here, while interior scenes were filmed on set in New York!

Behind the Scenes of the Movie

“It’s Complicated” from Universal Pictures.

Admiration for Belgian Style

In my own home, over the years I have collected lots of Belgian linen upholstered furniture pieces from RH. See some of it below and HERE.

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Rustic Decor: My Belgian Style Living Room. Interior Design: Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #belgianlinen #livingroom #interiordesign #europeancountry #rusticdecor #whiteoak #benjaminmoorewhite
Hello Lovely Studio. Exact lamps: 32″ Concrete Base Table Lamp: FIND HERE. Paint color on walls, ceiling, and woodwork is BENJAMIN MOORE White.

Orange Decor Pops: Ideas for Your Home

Why was orange chosen for so many of the accents in this set design? Nancy Meyers reportedly noticed she was drawn to films where there was lots of orange and wanted to follow suit. (Did you know people are more likely to PIN images with orange too?) Orange made good sense as well because of the hue of rooftops in Santa Barbara. For me, the citrus color makes sense for Meryl’s character whose happy place is whipping up deliciousness.

When I gazed closer at screenshots from “It’s Complicated,” I noticed there were more pops of orange than I realized, such as a clear glass trifle dish holding oranges.

Try it!

Cashmere and wool throws are about as simple as it gets to infuse a corner with softness and sophistication, one a little pricier…

For the patio…

Capturing Belgian Decor Simplicity:”It’s Complicated”

Belgian Inspired Dining Room Ideas

Amherst Dining Table
Amherst Dining Table
Tylor Cona Ellipse Solid Wood Dining Table
Tylor Cona Ellipse Solid Wood Table
Llewellyn Solid Wood Dining Table
Oval Elm Dining Table

Black Wood Dining Chairs

Black Upholstered Dining Chairs

Slipcovered Counter Stools

European Inspired Kitchen Design Elements

French Inspired Work Island

Kitchen Island with Metal Open Shelf
Kitchen Island With Metal Open Shelf

Simple Kitchen Work Table

Bear in mind when shopping online for a small scale work island, you may have better luck searching with keywords like “bar cart” or “kitchen cart.”

Petite Possibilities

If your kitchen is super small, you may have to think outside of the box and look past the color of a particular piece. You can always customize it with paint!

While this next option is modern and sleek, it wouldn’t be out of place in a home like the “It’s Complicated” move house.

Explore more KITCHEN CART IDEAS right here.

Metal Cone Island Pendant Lights

Find even more cone pendant light fixtures RIGHT HERE.

Rustic Metal Pendant Find

Belgian Style Stoneware Dishes

Etsy is such a treasure trove of handmade and vintage finds, and there you’ll find pretty handcrafted stoneware plates.

Handmade glazed stoneware pottery plates by RedBarnPottery on Etsy.
Handmade glazed stoneware plates from Red Barn Pottery on Etsy.

Pretty Kitchen Essentials

2.6-qt. Stovetop Tea Kettle
Stovetop Tea Kettle

Enjoy These Clips!

From Universal Pictures – “It’s Complicated” Trailer.

Don’t miss inspiration from another Nancy Meyer classic, Something’s Gotta Give…RIGHT HERE!

If you have a moment to swoon…visit a stunning real-life Belgian house tour of my friend Greet’s house tour HERE.

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Basket
Courtney Lamp Base
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Rustic Reclaimed Elm Cabinet
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Linen Slipcovered Chair Set
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Silver Rectangle Accent Table
Black Metal Accent Table
Galvanized Console Table
Gabriel Chevron Quilt Set
Metal Martini Table
Marble Subway Backsplash in My Kitchen
French Wire Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
White Linen Club Chair
Handmade Sunburst Mirror
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp
Venetian Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
French Panel Mirror
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Antique Chinese Weathered Bench
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Linen & Burlap Tufted Ottoman
Gertrude Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Colleen Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
French Louis Style Arm Chair
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Accent Chair
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Cedar & Blossom Candle
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
French Candle Style Chandelier
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Ruffle Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Matelasse Coverlet
Quilted Coverlet
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Teak Farmhouse Stool
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