So last night after church in the morning and Christmas shopping in the afternoon, I couldn’t bring myself to do anything but flop on the couch and watch a movie. For me, the best kind of movie is entertaining and stylish and The Holiday is a real goodie. The Amanda/Cameron Diaz house is pretty nice – very L.A. so I could take it or leave it, but the stone cottage that Iris/Kate Winslet owns in Surrey, England?!? Now that’s a stunner. I’d move in for sure! Except I’d totally bang my head on the low rafters (as Diaz does). Check out this cozy-lovliness…
Are you kidding me?!?! Houses like this exist?! I especially appreciate that the woodwork is painted a charming blue/green. And a perfect dusting of snow – of course! Now let’s step inside shall we?
So far so good!
The exposed beams are ultra-cozy and I love the mix of patterns and colours on the sofa in the window. There are a few close ups in the movie of this particular area that just make it seem so lived-in and wonderful.
The kitchen is maybe my favourite. It’s just so quaint and British with its open hearth, cropped drapes and mix n’ match crockery. When Sara and I watch movies, we can see our own kitchen through the open doorway and we noticed a few similarities…coincidence? I think not!
The bedroom, high up in the loft seems like the perfect place to curl up with a good paperback, don’t you think? And who doesn’t love a fireplace in a cottage bedroom?
The bathroom is lovely, with it’s free-standing tub. The scooped back is interesting and probably makes for a comfortable soak. I love the unfitted cabinetry too – a chest of drawers is so much more homey than a vanity.
And there you have it – wall-to-wall books on hobbled-together shelves, a gorgeous chair, perfectly faded rug and not a strictly decorative book or object in sight! Just casually comfortable style. Oh those Brits! If I’ve whetted your appetite, you should definitely watch The Holiday all over again…