Leave it to a former interior design student to watch a movie and fixate on the dynamics of the interiors. That’s exactly what happened when I watched (500) Days of Summer a couple of weeks ago.
The movie was great. The acting was perfect, the story was charming and real and the directing was great. But what I really loved was the interiors. The styling and set dressing, especially in the apartments of the two main characters (played by Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt) was so reflective of their characters and so different. Summer’s apartment is eclectic, feminine and colorful. Tom’s is masculine, contemporary and monochromatic. Plus, Tom’s chalkboard headboard wall is beyond amazing. I don’t know how clean your sheets would be, but I love the idea of a headboard you can draw on to suit your mood.
Here are two boards inspired by each apartment. Who’s space do you prefer? Summer’s or Tom’s?
- Vintage Floral Painting from Dunn & Davis – $45
- Vintage Skeleton Keys from Lemon Tree Farm – $5.25
- String of Pearls Lamp from Anthropologie – $128
- Amy Butler Wallpaper from Graham & Brown – $80 a roll
- Branch Jewelry Stand from UO – $32
- Ceramic Buddha from Buddha Groove – $96
- Claudia Bed from Pottery Barn – $649
- Victory Pendant Lamp from CB2 – $179
- 70’s Clock from UO – $18
- Picasso Print from Art.com – $19.99
- The Commuter by Sketchbook – $140
- Chalkboard Paint from Benjamin Moore
- Plaza Quilt in Chocolate from Crate & Barrel – $179