Monday, 14 November 2011

The Holiday Houses: Modern versus Country


Welcome to my brand new series on The Holiday film sets.
...and now it's the turn of The Holiday houses.


The Holiday features two gorgeous interiors: 
one English Country and the other American Modern.


{Perfect for Modern Country Stylists to fight agonise over.}
;-)


So I thought I'd create a little series to focus on both, 
to look at their strengths and weaknesses (gasp!) and 
to indulge in the gorgeous film sets that Nancy Meyer has created.


I love the feeling of being gradually eased into the Christmas season. It's only November so I thought I'd use a very gentle introduction to lead us into my favourite month of the whole year.


First up, The Holiday kitchens.....

Prepare your boxing gloves for the fight of the century....
No kicking or pinching...

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34 comments :

Kathleen Grace said...

Ooooh, I love that movie! The cottage....♥

lizzybradbury said...

Very exciting! I love your film series and The Holiday is one of my favourite Christmas films!

Lizzy x

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Oooh, don't know this film you speak of. I'm excited though, you little tease!

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

I could move into that cottage today! The other house is incredible, but I love the warmth and coziness of the cottage. I love seeing pictures of it, so bring 'em on :)

Anita said...

Ooo I can't wait!! I am so in love with the English cottage look these days, and I can't wait to see kitchens!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

looking forward to this! i loved that movie and especially the english cottage- that is so much more me than the modern house!

michelle said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this movie! In fact I pulled it out this weekend to watch soon. The cottage in England is so perfect, I would love to live there. :)
xoxo

Elizabeth said...

I love this movie! In fact it was just on TV last weekend and I watched it several times!

That cottage is so perfect!

Al said...

These pics are so yummy! I'll take them all please :)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

We love this movie! I love the zinc bathtub in the cottage (at least I think it's zinc)....

xoxoxoxo,
RJ

Sharon said...

I'm leaning towards Rose Cottage - only because I've been reading my Perfect English Cottage, by Ros Byam Shaw, and the interiors are just too cosy for words.

It's me said...

I love the movie !!....happy week darling love from me... ...♥.. ♥... ♥....

A Time for Stitching said...

I love that film and it's my daughter's all-time favourite! The little country house is the best, and similar in size to ours. I'm looking forward to your closer detailed look.
Teresa

adventuresindinner said...

I love that movie! Just watched it again on the weekend.

Laurie said...

I love that movie! Looking forward to seeing the kitchens :)

Cindy said...

I have not seen the movie, but am looking forward to your latest series. Thanks sweet lady.
Hugs, Cindy

Bee happy said...

I want to move into that cottage, it is so pretty!

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Pennyblossoms said...

One of my favourite movies!
Z XX

loveandlilac said...

As much as I love La La land the English house wins hands down for me - if only, like Father Christmas, it was real ;-)

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

I love that movie. Even though I am more of a warm weather person, I just love that cottage!
-Shelley

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

I love the series idea! I do recall watching the movie and deciding during that time which one appealed to me more..each one so different. Look forward to more.

At The Picket Fence said...

LOVE that movie...one of my absolute favorites! :-) So glad you are doing this series my friend!
Vanessa

xx Nicki (home bird)xx said...

Now you're talking - The Holiday is one of my favourite Christmas films. I am not especially taken with the American pad but, oh, how I love the English cottage. The clothes that Cameron Diaz wears are gorgeous too. Let's not forget Jude either... swoon.

Nicki xx

Anonymous said...

My darling you have the most lovely blog, it brightens my days at dreary desk job dreaming about gorgeous country things!
Have you taken a tour around the set of Sophie Dahl's cooking show yet?? I'm just dying to find out more about it and the objects used. So if you haven't already, pleease do because I think it is the embodiment of Modern Country style and quite frankly the real star of the show!
Thanks for creating such a lovely escape for your readers and I'm looking forward to what's in store during the festive season! Much love xx xx Karoline

michele said...

you've got to devote a whole post to the girls' tent!!!! my favorite design moment of the whole movie.

michele

Shelly @ Life on the Wild Side said...

Oh Sarah, we must be kindred spirits. I LOVE that movie--it is one of my all-time favorites (although I have to take exception to the whole sleeping-with-strangers thing). And that cottage? It's a dream of mine to just traipse all over England until I find it so I can hug it. Lovely.

Happy Homemaker UK said...

I did a whole post last year about Iris's house in Shere (you probably know its not a real house but a set). We are looking to move in a similar house perhaps this winter - we are nervous about the draftiness, etc. But so excited to live in a place so picturesque! So you've totally hit a chord with me - in a great way :)
http://happyhomemakeruk.blogspot.com/2010/12/holiday-with-twist.html

ImSoVintage said...

ahh the restraint of easing into Christmas. i just jumped right in and haven't come up for air. love these images and have to say i vote for the cottage.

Magali @ The Little White House said...

I watched this movie only for the sets! The whole English cottage is already in my "inspiration file"! I love the coziness of it. I'm looking forward to discvering new pictures of the kitchen in your next post!

Privet and Holly said...

My absolute favorite
Christmas movie and
most definitely in the
Suzanne Top Ten list
of best-loved films!
Can't wait : )

xx Suzanne

bj said...

I think I have posted the cottage kitchen on my blog at least 4 times...next to the SGG kitchen, it's my favorite.
Well, you chose the two most beautiful homes in movies...
xo bj

Jill said...

I loved this film, so looking forward to future posts, I am more a cottage in the country to modern in America!!
Jillx

lisaroyhandbags said...

One of my favourite movies! The cottage reminds me of the 1850s stone cottage we used to own a few years ago. It certainly had its quirks but that was definitely part of its charm xo

Dawn said...

Watched this movie for the first time on sunday evening,really enjoyed it (a few tears were shed,sad I know) The cottage is absolutely gorgeous and made England look idylic. Not to burst everyones bubble but we don't all live in quaint little cottages,well apart from in our dreams!! God bless your day.x

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