Winter Blues

Saturday, February 26, 2011

And the nominees are...

Here's your ticket to our very own red carpet event!

Best Picture- Trevor James Original

Best Newcomer

Best use of trim

Best Supporting Chair

Best Brownie Recipe in the making...

Best little Salt n' Pepper Shaker!

Best Set Design

Best Original Screenplay

Best Animated Animal Feature

Best Actor

Instead of red carpet, maybe the Oscars should add a stripe or plaid!

Best Pillow Design

Best supportive husband in a romantic comedy

Best Original Set

Best Director!  My Dad Babe

Best Hair & Make-Up-

Best of Friends!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

It's Complicated...or is it?

Beth Rubino's interior design in the movie, 'It's Complicated'.

Designers that really stand out in my book (or blog) are the ones who truly have a passion for what they do and where the rooms make you feel like you want to move right in.  Have you ever watched a movie and loved it not only for the romantic plot and funny one-liners, but for the interiors of the settings where everything takes place?  Well, I can tell you so many movies are enjoyable to watch again and again because I like what I hear AND what I SEE!  I can't really remember the set of any Tom Selleck movie...he's pretty much the decoration if you know what I mean!  Hi TOM!   

Call Me!

It's been fun to watch the movie It's Complicated because I am madly in love with the house, the yard, the bakery and the tone that (Meryl Streeps Character) has in her home.  Isn't it lovely?  After watching it for the fourth time, I finally waited to see who the set designer was for the home.  I should have known...the same designer who decorated another fav house from 'Somethings gotta give'.  Remember that one?  In the Hamptons with Diane Keaton and Jack Nickleson.  Well, this designer is Beth Rubino.  She is one to admire and learn from that its a-okay to not feel like everything needs to match or be just so.  When everything comes together, it looks inviting, comfy, functional, classic, and lived in.  Just the way life should be.

'It's Complicated' Kitchen.  Beth R says she loves to mix old with new-

Living Room in the South Hamptons in 'Somethings Gotta Give'.

Another 'Somethings Gotta Give' room to spend hours in laughing, eating, drinking...

Potting corner in 'It's Complicated' makes me want to take up gardening...almost!

Beth's style makes you look at the things in your own home and gives you the green light to use them!  Old works wonders with new and pull out your collections to see, use and enjoy.  Starting with a neutral base and adding layers of wicker, woods, and fabrics that you love is the first step in making a house a home.  Texture is key and don't worry too much about if this pillow goes with that chair.  Guess what?  It DOES!  Why?  Because you love it! 

Beth Rubino- Set Designer

We all don't have to be millionaires to feel like a million bucks when we are at home with ourselves or with our loved ones.  Edit out the things you really don't need or use and make your home that calming place that relaxes you, comforts you, and makes you want to be there.

Time to go clean out my pantry now...make it a calmer space!