Celluloid Style: Melinda and Melinda

Woody Allen’s sets are always incredible. In fact, it’s something he gets a lot of criticism for since most of the characters he depicts could never actually afford the amazing Manhattan pads they call home in his movies. None the less, they make for great eye candy. Take Melinda and Melinda, a more recent film he made back in 2004. I would say it’s a solid B to B minus Allen movie, but I have a soft spot for it because of the styling, fashion and set design.

There are several different sets: an industrial downtown loft, an upper east side apartment, a modern house in the Hamptons and a penthouse complete with greenhouse windows. Talk about urban aspirations! In all of the locales, a similar earth tone color palette dominates, with a plethora of succulent foliage, wicker or cane furniture and industrial light fixtures strung about.

Here’s how to get the look yourself:

1. Hollis Brown Thorton Archival Print VHS
2. Regent Brick Curtain Panel
3. Suzanne Kasler Map Giclee
4. Harmon Pendant
5. Linen Upholstered Caneback Chair
6. Summer Dining Table
7. Fluted Glass Table Lamp
8. Ceramic Animal Head
9. Terai Folding Chair
10. Artificial Aloe Cactus Plant


About Cate

Cate is a former decorating editor of a shelter magazine based in Manhattan, who has recently moved from the Big Apple to Charlottesville with husband and baby. An interior design enthusiast, she enjoys all things aesthetic.
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One Response to Celluloid Style: Melinda and Melinda

  1. DZ says:

    What an inspired post. I forgot how cool those apartments were. The loft in particular… I remember at the time a number of critics mentioned how unrealistically amazing the settings were, a indication of Woody being a little out of touch with how actors, writers and musicians were actually living in NYC. The only one I have a hard time taking seriously as a “shelter” is the Hamptons house – blame the trampoline (the single best scene in the film? Who knew Josh Brolin could do comedy?).

    Keep the celluloid style posts coming!

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