"The Holiday" House DIY

Monday, March 3, 2014

By: Maryn

I am OBSESSED with movies. It gets to the point where I will literally put a DVD in and not remove it for a month. A flick I could watch over and over AND over and over is "The Holiday" starring Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Jack Black. In case you live under a rock and haven't seen it, the ladies need breaks from their every day lives as a movie trailer maker and a newspaper writer, so they meet online and exchange houses for 2 weeks over the Christmas holiday. Cameron goes to England and meets Jude, Kate goes to LA and meets Jack. Enter the chick flick romance, comedy and drama... 

Anyway, what I am even more obsessed with are the homes in this movie. You have Kate's adorable country cottage in the rural country side of Surey, and then you have Cameron's monstrous California style home in classic suburban Los Angeles. I want to focus on this beautiful property in LA because I think I have died and gone to real estate heaven. Seriously, slap some wings on me and give me the keys because Honey, I'm home! Let us not mention the INCREDIBLE media center...and pool...and home gym. I die.

This house was designed by architect Wallace Neff, the founder of "California Style" design. You can recognize it by it's distinct inspiration from Spanish and Mediterranean architecture. The use of stucco and Spanish tile roofs are very common.

What I want to focus on is the light and airy, yet warm feel of the home. It's large open spaces have a way of making you feel comfy and cozy despite the grandness. Here are some photo inspirations of the home and an easy and wallet-friendly way to incorporate this decór in your home at the one stop shop, IKEA!




IKEA: KIVIK Sofa
IKEA: EKTORP JENNYLUND Chair
IKEA: HEMNES Coffee Table
IKEA: EGEBY Area Rug
IKEA: VEJMON Side Table
IKEA: FEJKA Artificial Plants {If you're like me, a green thumb was not inherited.}
IKEA: ANGENAM Dish
IKEA: BORRBY Lantern
IKEA: PJATTERYFD Canvas
IKEA: BEKKESTUA Bed
IKEA: NILS Armchair
IKEA: APPLARO Chaise

If you want to a splash of color:

IKEA: MALIN FIGUR Cushion Cover
IKEA: VINAGER Dish

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