Monday, 31 January 2011

Something's Gotta Give Kitchen

Hello honeypops.

Now, where to start with this incredible kitchen?

And it is utterly incredible, isn't it?

It's from the film Something's Gotta Give.
I was so impressed with all the people that guessed correctly on Friday when I shared a copycat kitchen.

Round of applause for the film buffs!

I've gathered up all the pictures that I could possibly find of The Kitchen so that we can ♥swoon♥our little hearts out together today.

Group swoon....?

It's all so elegantly understated.

I love the matte soapstone worktops and the white Shaker units.

The subway tiles and the hardware.

The inset sink and the pendant lights.

The books in the island and the moulded top-cabinet supports.

The taps and the windows.


Yeah, I'll take it. Thanks very much....

Now, about yesterday's garden post, I've been thinking of throwing an English Garden Party for people to link up their gardens or flower-related ideas.

I'm just desperate for Spring to come and I thought it would be such a perfect way to herald it's coming.

I'm just putting the finishing touches to the button.

Speaking of finishing touches, I've just completed the most lovely Valentine's gift idea.

Wanna see?!

I'm a big tease, I know....

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Custom Comforts said...

How can I come to a garden party with only snow pictures? I wasn't blogging last summer so I have no pretty pictures. I do have some rose pictures that I took at the Park of Roses, but it's not my garden ~ will that count? I can always look at everyone elses pictures and be inspired. I think it's a great idea, but you must throw another garden party in May when it's actually spring here.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Yes, yes, yes, roses pictures totally counts!

I just want cherrful floweriness.

Or should that be Florality?

Whatever, I hope you know what I mean! But I'd love you to be there.


Erin said...

Sarah, you're a mind-reader! Though I'll be trying my first cut flower garden this year, I was just thinking about doing a post of flower photos for inspiration in the coming week. I too am SO. OVER. all the drab winter brown around here and can't wait for pops of color to appear. I'll get working to find photos so I can join the partay!


WobiSobi said...

One of my favorite movies and one of my most favorite Kitchens along with the dinning room in this movie!! Beautiful.

alison said...

Fabulous movie, glorious kitchen! And I think one of the reasons why I like to watch Brothers & Sisters is I get the chance to gaze at the kitchen & all the bits and pieces in it and imagine sitting around that big bench sharing a glass of wine and a chat with Sally Field, umm...I mean Nora Walker!!
Looking forward to posting a pic of our garden in full spring bloom at your garden party! ; ) Alison

Anonymous said...

Dear Sarah, Oh dear...all those acres of white make me feel quite nervous. Even her eggs are white!! As for the refridgerators....I have no idea what could possibly require so much space as mine seem to only contain a light bulb for most of the time!!!

A virtual garden party.....what could be better?!!

Designing Domesticity said...

I do love this kitchen and the movie for that matter. I am all about inspirational images as we are about to sign off on our new kitchen! Keep it coming! liz

Alison Agnew said...

Didn't care for the movie so much, but the kitchen? Love. Adore. Yum.


Yes! I love this house (and the movie :)) The kitchen is gorgeous and her office is a dream.

michelle said...

Ooohh Pure love with that kitchen!! I think that kitchen is as big as my house! :) Oh that would be wonderful!

What a great idea about the garden party, I desperately need help with mine and I would love all the inspiration I can get!!

Have a wonderful day ya big tease!!! :)

Unknown said...

This kitchen is truly spectacular!
The garden party is only restricted to English gardens?

Samantha said...

A beautiful kitchen. Nice idea on the garden party, I don't have any pics to share, but will love looking at everyone else's gardens!

Cindy said...

Hi Sarah,
That is definitely one of the all time favorites for a lot of people. So many people have used it to pattern theirs after. I guess mine has a few of the elements that I see here, maybe I had it in mind and didn't even realize it when I was designing it in '09.
I'm sorry you are so desperate for Spring, I would enjoy seeing what others had to offer in gardens, though, in a linky party.
Hugs, Cindy

Janell @ House of Fifty said...

A friend just sent me this movie for Christmas, had so much fun watching it and taking in this kitchen I've heard so much about! Fun to see all these photos...what a kitchen, love the double islands! Janell

Connie in Hartwood said...

Years ago, as I watched this movie for the first time, I kept watching the delicious set design and decoration ... the characters and the plot were definitely secondary. I'm not sure that was a good thing for the movie at the time, but it sure has made it live on long after we would normally have forgotten it, hasn't it? What we love about this kitchen most, I believe, is the classic elegance and beautiful details and proportion ... nothing trendy or date-specific ... just wonderful design and materials. What a shame to have this on a movie sound stage.

Unknown said...

Truly is a gorgeous kitchen. I guess something like that is only in my dreams ;)

Jinia said...

Okay, no more lurking...Been reading your blog for a few months and enjoy it! Had to come out once you posted about my favorite kitchen/movie!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sarah! I think we could all live in this most gorgeous kitchen! It's amazing and thanks for showing it to us.
Be a sweetie,

Anonymous said...

I have not ever seen that movie...I might need to go rent it...and Practical Magic..I love that kitchen!

Olive said...

The islands, oh my those islands, could get lost in those....

Helen said...

Hi Sarah,
Thank you for your lovely comments

It's me said...

What a great post !!! from a great kitchen !! wowwwwwwww....i like that !!! lovely week love...Ria...come to my party !!! please....

Anne said...

Dear Sarah, yes, we love that kitchen and all its perfect details! but right now i'm more excited at the prospect of a Garden Party!! Smile!
(p.s. did you see Its Complicated? That was a wonderful kitchen too...)

High Street Cottage said...

This kitchen certainly made an impression on me, and I think nearly every woman who saw the movie. It was even lovelier when Mr. Nicholson was standing in it. (pardon me I have a crush);)
Sarah, your garden party sounds like such fun. Can't wait to participate.
Wonderful post Sarah, xoxo tami

Holly said...

I think that kitchen is as big as my whole first floor! It's gorgeous, but I'd like a maid to go with it, please. I'd spend all my time cleaning it!
I don't have a flower garden :( but I might be able to come up with something appropriate.

Haven on Hanover said...

Thanks for the memories - I wonder if that kitchen will have that 2000 look some day. Or is it timeless? Time will tell. I just realized that you are in the Cotswolds which is one of our favorite places = we rented a house in Chipping Camden a few years ago and I didn't want to leave.

Carla @ Hammers and High Heels said...

I love that kitchen! The same set designer did that one and the one in It's Complicated- which is also my favorite. You can see it here on Hooked on Houses totally worth checking out, the whole house is gorgeous!

Luciane at said...

Hello Sweet Sarah!

How was your weekend, my love? :-) Did you have fun?

Well... I can't say enough about this kitchen and movie! It's my favorite of all and I'd love to have a house just like that.. yep, the whole house! I've made a post about it before. I dream about this kitchen. This movie was made about 12 years ago (something like that) and it still looks amazing! This is what a classic design does... you can love it for ages!

Have a lovely week, my friend!


Luciane at

Post of the day: A House in Malibu.

PS: Come take a look at my blog. It got a "facelift". ;-)

Anonymous said...

Hey there sweet stuff!

Mmmmm... yes, that's the kitchen! I could do some damage in there. Love the soapstone countertops and shaker cabinets. ~Swoon~

Can I take pictures of other folks yards? LOL just kiddding. We had a huge snowstorm this morning. Spring Garden photos would be lovely! I would love it!

Speaking of flowers... T-Tea Rose, U-hmmm don't know, V-Violets.

Be well!

Unknown said...

I am wanting spring too! Just snow snow snow around here. Can't wait to see your Valentine's gift idea. Beautiful kitchen for sure!

Cindy said...

Hi Sarah,
Thanks so much for telling me that I can use any of your photos any time, because I did just that today! I featured your sweet little kitchen~ thank you SO MUCH for permission!
Hugs to you!

Lolo @ The Adventures of Stig and Lolo said...

Love that kitchen!! Its one of my all-time favorite movie homes too. Did you know the director of Somethings Gotta give also did the Father of the Bride, The Holiday (love that English cottage!) and also Its Complicated (another fab kitchen! Love that open design)?? Obviously she has AMAZING taste in homes and set design.....I think James Radin did her last 2 or 3 movies. *LOVE*

michele said...

oh lovelylady, it is still my FAVORITE MOVIE, and i don't let anyone forget it. boo hoo that it was all hollywood sets!

used this kitchen as inspiration when designing mine 4 yrs ago but opted for sandy quartz countertops instead of soapstone. i love using black but too much can be austere (for me).

i also made a special valentine! it's on my blog's sidebar.

yer garden's scrumptious!


Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Me likey very muchly.

Oooh a garden party. Looking forward.... Mind you, our garden is miniscule and I don't think I have any photos of flowers from it which is worrying me a little. Anyway, I'll wait patiently 'til your next post for details. Byeeee. xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sarah, That is one gorgeous kitchen! I wish it were mine.


Town and Country Gals said...

That is one of my all time favorite movies, (just watched it again last week)and kitchens! In fact, I love the whole house, those windows in her bedroom that her desk faces, who couldn't work (blog) with that view! Your garden party idea sounds really fun and insperational for all of us who are tired of winter!

Town and Country Gals said...

That is one of my all time favorite movies, just watched it last week, again, and one of my favorite kitchens! In fact, I love the whole house! What a dream to live somewhere like that! Your garden party sounds very insperational for all of us who are ready for spring!

Christine said...

Oh yes my all time favourite kitchen!! LOVE IT!!!! Thanks for sharing so many pics and giving me my kitchen fix for the day!!!!


Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Beautiful kitchen. Love the countertop. Perfect color scheme. Another lovely pick, Sarah!

Ann said...

I love this movie...
And the house is really awesome and its not just the kitchen I'm lovin' but every part of the house they showed on the film. And right you are, the kitchen looks so great.

Elaine said...

I love that movie! And the house and that fabulous kitchen!

Looking forward to the Valentine idea.

Anonymous said...

What a stunning kitchen, the only problem I can see is I am not tall enough to wipe the island bench top because I couldn't reach the middle!

Travel With Lulu said...

Hi sweetie! When we remodeled our kitchen, the kitchen designer said this was the most requested style ever :) It is yuuummmmyy! XoL

Melissah said...

I just discovered your lovely blog. I'm just new into blogging & have just finished off my own blog on fashion & interior design.
I had a lot of fun putting it together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.

Privet and Holly said...

I'm have
what you're
having, please.....
This is the
yummiest kitchen
and I like how
you broke down
the details of
its delicious-ness!
xx Suzanne
PS: Don't even
get me started on
spring fever. We
aren't advised to
plant anything ~
even in pots ~
until after Mother's
Day in MAY!!


I have always longed for an island with space for my cookbooks. This one is beautiful.


Luciane at said...


It's brand new day here in Canada and I just wanted to say "Good Morning" to you. :-)


Luciane at

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Hello Sarah-I remember this kitchen from the movie. It is absolutely delicious. I have a love of kitchens and this one certainly fits the bill. Wouldn't it be fun to have a kitchen like this in our own homes? I would never see the rest of the house!
I have been out of the loop for a couple of weeks but it is so good to be back visiting with you.

Erin said...

You are a naughty girl, I was all set to see your Valentine, and here it was a teaser! Anyhow, this is a gorgeous kitchen, and I am looking forward to the Valentine!

LindyLouMac said...

This is a fantastic kitchen, I now also have a new film to look out for at the DVD hire shop.

Maureen Stevens said...

oh gosh yes, the whole house in this movie is fantastic! and the kitchen to die for! It's supposed to be at the Hamptons right? ahhh! so refreshing!

Miranda @ Pressing On said...

That is an amazing kitchen. I adore dark countertops with the white cabinets. Pure gorgeousness!

I sure wish I could join your garden party. I guess I'll just have to watch all the linking going on :) I do think it sounds like a fabulous idea!


HI Sarah - I would love to come along to your party but alas a few thousand miles between us :)

Great idea about the recycling in your kitchen... I have sent you a email :)

Have fun. Lisa

Tricia said...

Love that kitchen and I was was thinking of that movie! I love the idea of linking gardens, but I have nothing but snow to show right now :(

Le said...

as always I adore this kitchen :) plus isn't Dianna a complete add for a great look over 50 - what a delight she is :) le xox

Val said...

I could watch the movie daily...just to get a glimpse inside a perfect home. Sighhhhh

Deborah said...

Loved everything about that house and the movie was cute too!

Deborah xo

Maura @ Kisiwa Creek Photography said...

Oh Sarah..I LOVE this kitchen and hubby and I both love the movie too. I'm very fortunate to have a manly man for a husband that LOVES chic flicks. He really GET'S them! I could happily live in this house even if it wasn't on the beach ;)
Maura :)

designchic said...

Love the kitchen, in fact, I love the entire house. I so remember thinking as I was watching, that I could definitely live there!!

Baker and Baker said...

Funny, we have just made a kitchen for a couple in Suffolk who's brief was 'a kitchen just like the one in the film - somethings gotta give'! Fortunately Graham & I had both watched it and knew exactly what they wanted!

American in Bath said...

There are bookshelves in that kitchen. I think I'm in love.

Low Tide High Style said...

I never tire of seeing this beautiful kitchen! It was the inspiration for my own kitchen! Now if I could just have the rest of that house!!!

Kat :)

Kriszta said...

This kitchen is my favorite too

Kitchen Benchtops said...

fabulous images...the kitchen has a huge element of grandeur to me....very sophisticated & would demand a gorgeous bottle of champagne be opened & poured into long stemmed crystal glasses!

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