On the Set: Love and Other Disasters

On the Set: Love and Other Disasters

Grace Shu
Oct 5, 2009

I had all sorts of admirable intentions when I woke up Sunday morning: do laundry, vacuum the house, go grocery shopping...But what did I do instead? I made some coffee and watched a crap movie on Netflix. But all is not a total loss: Love and Other Disasters may, in fact, been an hour and twenty-five minutes too long, but it did feature some pretty sweet interiors. Take a look after the jump...

This film is set in London, featuring Brittany Murphy as Jacks, an editor's assistant at Vogue UK who happens to be looking for love, alongside her gay roommate Peter and perpetually drunk friend Talullah.

Peter and Jacks' London loft

Their entryway is just wide enough to stow a bike and some hooks for coats.

The color palette for their loft is pretty masculine: Dark grey charcoal walls accessorized with white lamps and light beige sofas give their home a glamorous look without sacrificing any of the industrial qualities. Particularly love the twin bed/sofa in the corner for extra seating and overnight guests.

Love, love, LOVE this lamp: A white spindle base topped with a lampshade with layers of soft white paillettes.

As a whimsical touch, vintage signs hang over the rooms ("Vacancies" over Peter's bedroom; a neon "Bathroom" sign over the loo).

The dining area features a long metal table with old diner vinyl-covered chairs.

The open kitchen area has a long island, offering extra counter space and a more casual (and nude?) seating option.

Peter, a writer, has his own office nook tucked in the corner by the window with modular shelves mounting up the wall.

Peter's bedroom is pretty normal for London: small, with closet storage surrounding the bed with cabinets on either side. Also, a nice touch: using the radiator as a dryer.

Unlike the rest of the loft, Jacks' bedroom is all-white without being too frilly. Like Peter's bedroom, closet space is a minimum so Jacks' clothes are hung on an industrial clothing rack and stored in wire shelves in the corner.

Her pink diamond lamp has a wireframe shade, and all of her photographs look like they were pulled from vintage fashion magazines and framed.

Keeping everything in her bedroom all-white (including her bedding), Jacks' bedroom manages to look bright compared to Peter's dark motif.

Paolo's Studio Apartment

We're adding Paolo's studio apartment in the mix--mainly because it's one of the rare times when we see a realistic-looking studio apartment in a movie:

On one side of the apartment is the kitchenette, a small dining table, and a chest of drawers.

On the other side, the double bed fills the space along with a small bathroom. We really happen to love the headboard, which is just a long, white canvas edged with brown hanging on the wall.

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