Yes, I got to go see La La Land yesterday, I was looking forward to it, as I haven’t been out much recently so shout from the roof top, ooh I could dance my way across the sky in blissful thinking, I just have to get more active and burn all those Christmas calories now. Challenges start on Monday! Anyway back to the film. I had a thing for Ryan in The Notebook, great film and I thought he was a talented actor. Not knowing what to expect, I went there just feeling happy to be seeing a film. What I got was a beautiful love story, amazing piano, and acting. The film is like an old Hollywood classic, which grips you from the word go with colour and the visual images on the screen. The Telegraph said ‘You will leave with a tear in your eye, and a song in your heart’ and to be honest I couldn’t have put it better myself.

Memories came flooding back to me of when I met my hubby. Four months of us both passing each other me on my way home from work, him just tootling off. I remember the day after we met, I said I would visit his design studio, as he had studied furniture design along with graphic design at university. At that time he made furniture and gave art classes. I loved chairs and wanted to go check his place out. I knocked on the green door, and when he opened it, sat there in its glory, was a beautiful upright grand piano, in an industrial setting, and just staring at me. My hubby sat and played for me, and I fell in love. I am not saying my hubby is an experienced pianist, but he could play a tune or two. Twenty years later we are about to celebrate our long marriage with our family. So the fact Ryan plays piano and that is a big part of the film really did leave me with not only a song in my heart, but memories of my past, and a warmth that maybe only a good single malt could compete with.

As I walked in the cinema, I thought only of whether I would still love Ryan Gosling after I heard him sing, (I did, sounded like Harry Connick Jnr, very lovely voice) I never thought about the interiors. My eyes are always drawn to the surroundings of a film, no matter how gripping the acting may be. I still remember the house and interiors in Sleeping with the Enemy, so contemporary for its time! So as I was gazing at the screen, loving the dancing and acting by Emma Stone, and Ryan Gosling, I noticed there were a lot of primary colours being used, and then wow we got taken into Mia’s apartment (Emma Stone). It had so much character, had such a wow factor with gold, and bright colours. Mia’s bedroom has an old Hollywood look, with an Ingrid Bergman poster behind the bed. The living room having a bright red stripe sofa, with blues, and gold, and black and white curtains. I wasn’t expecting to love it but I did.

Photo credit via Dale Robinette

Red stripe sofa you say really? I know but hear me out. Thinking of what I have been saying for a few weeks of Jewel tones being on trend, and especially gold and brass adding sophisticated glamour, the screen was quite clever in the way it presented us with a colourful focus. I am not going to lie to you, I am not going to rush out and buy a red stripe sofa. Not that I mind anyone doing that, but the look just gave me inspiring ideas of how the old Hollywood glamour is so definitely back! There has been Hollywood glamour racing through magazines, and images, in the likes of drinks trolley’s, velvet sofa’s, gold and brass mirrors, lighting and side tables. I mentioned last week the M&S Luxe revival look, but this is obviously adding more bright colours. You could add bright cushions to your room, which would give an instant La La Land look. Focusing on side tables, lighting and mirrors, adding gold or brass to your room, and adding some old Hollywood style posters, would give it an exciting mix.

So I am taking from the interiors of the film, a visual idea of how to create Mia’s bedroom and see what there is out there on the high street to help you achieve that look! It has a romantic feel with pale blue, but then adding bright colours, in the form of cushions to lift the whole room. Pinks, creams, and then huge splashes of red make this work. An old reclaimed or antique round mirror to pull the whole thing together, and then the final touch a huge Hollywood classic poster to adorn your walls.

Photo via Dale Robinette

allposters.co.uk is a great place to buy an old Hollywood-style poster from. Not very expensive and can order online plus there are some amazing ones to choose from. My favourite being ‘Rebel without a Cause’ There are so many places you can buy red velvet cushions from. The one I loved is from Habitat and priced at £25.00 Dunelm has fab cream cushions that are so reasonable priced at £8.00 Laura Ashley has a lovely pale blue stripe bedding that would fit perfectly into this bedroom look. You could be lucky enough to find a vintage drinks trolley, but they are in real demand now, so I have chosen this one from Graham and Green, it’s a lovely shape and doesn’t take up too much room. You could use it to put all your pretty jewellery things on. Glam side tables are a must in a bedroom like this, I have chosen this very pretty side table from M&S, would just finish the whole room off. This standing Mirror by Rockett St George has a simple elegance and will sit on any dressing table or drawers nicely. Soft lighting would be ideal and I love this wall light from Next that gives a soft glow. My work here is done, I am now going to go listen to the soundtrack, loved it! I am also going to think of what I can learn, thinking how Ryan Gosling learnt to play amazing piano for that role! It’s still January, there is still time to think of a new hobby 🙂 Maybe tap dancing or singing lessons, one thing I am definitely going to do, is catch up on some old Hollywood movies, Doris Day, maybe a bit of Marylin and without a doubt I am going to watch James Dean.

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31 Comments

  1. Tommy Joseph

    January 29, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    I love that side table from M&S! Went to see the film last weekend, really enjoyed it but not sure it’s Oscar worthy! Hidden Figures however definitely is – brilliant film!

    1. northerninteriorgirl

      January 29, 2017 at 7:09 pm

      Thanks Tommy I will remember that 🙂 I love Movies so will look out for that film.

  2. Donna

    January 29, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Fabulous article! Such a clever twist on a film review; those letter lights look fantastic!

    1. northerninteriorgirl

      January 29, 2017 at 7:10 pm

      Thanks Donna they do look fab don’t they? x

  3. Xandra

    January 30, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    I had major apartment envy watching that film! Such a clever idea for a post 🙂

  4. Dannii

    January 30, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    I still haven’t seen this film, but I love the red and white stripped sofa. So funny!

  5. kate

    January 30, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    Really enjoyed the film and adored the soundtrack – I’ll check out the poster website as I’ve been inspired after seeing the film today! Thankyou for the links 🙂

  6. Healthy & Psyched

    January 30, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    I will be looking at the decor when I go and view the film now haha!!

  7. Lynne Harper

    January 30, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    I havent seen the movie yet but read some fabulous reviews. I adore the sofa, different but fabulous x

  8. Nayna Kanabar

    January 30, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    What great inspiration and the decor has been done beautifully.I love the stripes.

  9. Ana De- Jesus

    January 30, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Before La La Land I had no idea that Ryan Gosling could sing, he is so talented! I cannot wait to see La La Land I am so excited xx

  10. Sarah Bailey

    January 30, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    It sounds like you quite enjoyed this film and it’s very sweet that it reminded you of falling in love with your husband. I haven’t seen this yet but would like to, I enjoy both Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Old Hollywood glamour does seem to be making a comeback recently.

  11. Gareth Torrance

    January 30, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    We might be getting our own place in a few months so I might just steal some of your design ideas!

  12. hannah

    January 30, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    I like the interior, especially the sofa. I Wasn’t too fussed on the movie though, it was too long, could have easily have been done in 90 minutes. The ending was awful too. Thanks for sharing

  13. Stephanie Merry

    January 31, 2017 at 9:30 am

    I loved the interiors in the film, and the dancing, and the singing…. I loved everything about it! Haha x

  14. MELANIE EDJOURIAN

    January 31, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    I haven’t seen the film yet but have heard mixed reviews. Critics love it and people that have seen it don’t know what all the fuss is about. Loving those lights in the second picture.

  15. Tanya Brannan

    January 31, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    Such inspirational designs and love how you have tied it in with the film. Have to say, I LOVE that red striped sofa!!

  16. Baby Isabella

    January 31, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    Love how you’ve paired a film review with interior design! My folks loved La La Land and felt happiness tinged with sadness after seeing it.

  17. Whatlauraloves

    January 31, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    I love all of the homeware and furniture at M&S! So gorgeous. Haven’t seen La La Land yet as although everyone is raving about it, I doubt it’ll be my kinda thing xxx

  18. Leslie Hernandez

    February 1, 2017 at 5:12 am

    Although I haven’t seen La La Land yet, I do love interior decorating. I usually decorate my home for every season, It’s just fun and creative.

  19. Jemma

    February 1, 2017 at 8:55 am

    I love these designs and how they reflect the movie. Fab choices!

  20. StressedMum

    February 1, 2017 at 11:43 am

    I haven’t had chance to watch La La Land yet, but have not heard a bad word said about it. I do love the interiors here x

  21. Teresa Bowen

    February 1, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Have been looking forward to seeing this film and now you have given me an extra reason to go see it.

  22. Martina

    February 1, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    I love the cosy and homey look of the interior design for these rooms. I haven’t seen yet La La Land but I will soon, I need a happy movie in my life right now. 🙂

  23. Ali - We Made This Life

    February 1, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    I love this look. I can’t wait to see the film, I haven’t had the chance yet and I’ve heard good things!

  24. melissa major

    February 1, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    I haven’t seen that film before but the interior design looks very nice, I really like the stripy sofa

  25. Kira

    February 1, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    I must admit, the film left me feeling a bit confused but I absolutely loved all the colour in it! It definitely made me want to get some old Hollywood photos for my wall, and the letter lights!

  26. fashion-mommy

    February 2, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    I haven’t seen it yet, it sounds so lovely. Will definitely be making a trip soon.

  27. Kristina

    February 3, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    I haven’t seen this movie yet but I love the colour scheme 🙂 It’s minimal but it also stands out x

  28. Tasha

    February 6, 2017 at 4:48 am

    I really want to go see that movie! I now I’ll love it! Now can we talk about that red striped sofa! I LOVE it!!

    1. northerninteriorgirl

      February 6, 2017 at 7:07 am

      So glad you like it lol, It is lovely it’s just it wouldn’t go in my house. Enjoy the film 🙂

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