So every month we decided to feature the Interior Design of a movie set that catches our eye. This month it is the almost out on video, The Nanny Diaries. I must say, I loved the book; however, I hear the movie doesn’t quite live up to the book’s potential.
I am anxiously awaiting its arrival at Blockbuster, purely for the set design- we hear that it’s fantastic! (All 12 rooms and 5 baths of it!)
Andrew Basemen (the set designer) did an incredible job in making the X’s apartment look traditional, classy, “old money”, and especially a reflection of their personalities.
Some of you might have already seen Mr. and Mrs. X’s traditional Manhattan apartment on the big screen, but for those of you who haven’t, here is a sneak preview:
Andrew (the set designer) told Shelterrific.com, he acted counterintuitively, creating a room “as uncomfortable for kids as possible, which is the opposite I do for my clients”
Clean and contemporary furniture coupled with traditional accessories make this living room chic and fabulous
Entry Hall- everything is perfectly symmetrical and rightfully in its place- shows Mrs. X’s strict personality
Exterior Elevator Hall- Can you believe that table was only $100 and the glass bird lamps were only $65 each?
We love the cream on cream palette of this dressing room
Traditional Home actually had a contest when the movie first came out where you could win the Henredon furniture from the set! Too bad we got word of this 6 months later..
All I have to say is that as cold and cruel as Mrs. X was in the book, I have to admit, she does have fabulous taste!