Next up on my favourite Christmas movie house series is the beautiful house from The Family Stone. This post is especially for my sister who LOVES both the house and the film and who I think will enjoy this post!
I didn’t really like Sarah Jessica Parker in this role, it just didn’t suit her in my opinion, but this film won my heart through its family-oriented plot line and beautiful New England style house! The film is all about a family coming home for Christmas and you really get a feel for how close this family is through how they act around each other. Bickering and arguing one minute, laughing and joking the next. Like most families I would guess!
Here’s an exterior shot of the family home… I love the white-painted clapboard facade, window shutters and wrap-around porch – I have a weakness for wrap-around porches! To me there is something so quaint and charming about this style…
Here is a peek into the living room from the front hall. I love the overall look of the entrance hall – it’s incredibly inviting and cosy-looking to me. The sugin bench the against the wall caught my eye and I love those wall lamps…
I like the contrast of the dark woods against the traditional gold and burgundy wallpaper. I love a home that’s filled with family photos – no better wall art than pictures of the ones you love is there?
Here’s the view of the hall way from the living room and we can see the TV room in the background.
Here’s a shot of Sybil and her daughter Amy played by Rachel McAdams in the kitchen. The production designer Jane Ann Stewart paid a lot of attention to the set design of this family home – it was important that it reflected the characters and how close knit a family they are. Set designers carefully selected each photograph for the fridge, for the walls etc. to make it look like a real family home.
Apparently when Diane Keaton first saw the interior sets she didn’t like all the clutter but agreed that it reflected the family’s characters.
I love the pine console table behind Susannah, Elizabeth Reaser’s character (Esme from Twilight) and also the beautiful bay window….
Here’s all the family in the dining room during that awkward, tense dinner. Love that this room also has a fireplace..
Here’s Sarah Jessica Parker’s character Meredith in Everett’s (played by Dermot Mulroney) room. The antique trunk at the foot of the bed under Meredith’s fancy luggage caught my eye.
This is the Master bedroom – I love this room. I love how lived-in this room feels. It looks as though they have added pieces to the room over years and I love how it’s not perfectly tidy and over-styled. My favourite piece in the room has to be that comfy-looking slip-covered armchair!
I love the built-in bookcase that’s overflowing with books beside the fireplace in the living room…and also all the stockings hanging from the mantlepiece – so cute!
Hope you enjoyed this little tour. What did you think of this house?
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