Hi guys and dolls–I hope everyone is having a safe and happy holiday weekend! Chilly, rainy weather here spoiled any outdoor plans we may have wanted to make, but I did still get to spend quality time with good friends, AND I finished painting the bedroom. I didn’t end up following through on the inspiration I claimed to have here (which is why I haven’t shared it), but the room is now one color, and the infamous curtains that caused the whole snafu are finally hung, so I’m feeling a lot more relaxed about the space. I’ll follow up soon with more details about what actually went down.
In the meantime, let’s wrap up this long weekend by talking about something FUN. Wes Anderson is one of my favorite movie directors, and of the many, many things that make his films memorable (like super quirky characters with exceedingly human motivations and perfectly curated soundtracks) his point of view as a designer is one that stands out in my mind the most.
Anderson’s films have created a recognizable aesthetic that encompasses everything from graphic design to fashion to interior design. On his movie sets, color reigns, vintage styles mingle in a way that makes the interiors seem almost outside of time, and each space feels perfectly and intimately suited to the characters who inhabit it.
Now, Anderson has completed his first real-world interior project–designing Bar Luce in the Fondazione Prada in Milan.
There are lots of pictures of this candy-colored confection out and about on the web, but one of the best collections to showcase all the details of the space is here.
It really seems like the perfect place to spend an afternoon sipping Italian coffee and wasting quarters on the Steve Zissou pinball machine. I feeling a little like I won’t have really eaten a croissant until I’ve eaten it inside one of Bar Luce’s pink and teal booths. Do take a gander at all the lovely photos of this place, and then, while you’re scheming about how to finance your trip to Milan, scroll through and enjoy lots more interior goodness from some of Anderson’s past movie sets.
The Royal Tenenbaums
Hotel Chevalier / The Darjeeling Limited
The Grand Budapest Hotel
All so dreamy! Give me Margot Tenenbaum’s tub and Suzy Bishop’s window seat and I’ll be a happy camper. Which interior is your favorite?