It’s that time of year again! The only month when it’s socially acceptable to binge watch all your favorite classic Christmas movies and play Mariah Carey’s “All I want for Christmas is You” on repeat. What more could you ask for?
Well, turns out our designers wanted to take the holiday spirit a step further. This year, we took five of our favorite classic Christmas movies and their interiors and reimagined them for 2018! From The Grinch to Home Alone, peek inside these holiday-inspired living rooms and maybe even steal some inspiration for your own place!
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How The Grinch Stole Christmas
If there was ever a living room designed to make your heart grow three sizes larger, this would be it! Step inside the first interior inspired by one of our favorite classic christmas movies – How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
A room that combines the holiday spirit of Whoville with the funkiness of Mt. Crumpet, we imagined the Grinch would (perhaps reluctantly) enjoy curling up by the fire in his new digs. We stocked the space with a few touches from his old home on Mount Crumpet, along with some stolen Christmas gifts (because he’s still the Grinch, after all), and a few nods to Max.
Would any post on classic Christmas movies really be complete without a Nancy Meyers-inspired space? The home we all want to visit (or live in), our designers used Amanda’s LA mansion from The Holiday as the inspiration for this interior.
Staying true to the colors used in the film, our living space features a palette of neutrals with pops of greens and burgundies to give it some cozy touches. The furniture feels traditional, but has a contemporary twist that gives the space a 2018 update. The only thing missing? The magical combo of Jude Law sitting on a Nancy Meyers-approved sofa.
For our third interior inspired by classic Christmas movies, we took design direction from the 19th century ballet – The Nutcracker. The room is full of classic European-inspired design elements – spy the rolled-arm sofa, medallion patterned rug (one of our favorite rugs under $500!), and damask wallpaper – all drenched in a sugar plum purple color palette.
A few hidden gems for true fans of the classic ballet include a smattering of white sugarplum decor, the grandfather clock, and a few modern-inspired nutcracker tchotchkes. Finally, the art above the mantel is a nod to the famous Uncle Drosselmeyer – the famous, might we say creepy character behind the story.
The next of our favorite classic Christmas movies is truly to most classic of the bunch. Set in the 1950’s, we styled this interior true to the traditional design aesthetic of the time – think your East coast grandmother’s style.
The overall color scheme offers a nod to the movie as well as some of the prints, textures and fabrics. For those looking to bring this look into their home, try and stick to a more traditional style and don’t be afraid of too much tinsel!
The truly Christmas-obsessed will revel in this interior inspired by the classic 90s Christmas flick, Home Alone. The McCallister family lived in a gorgeous early-20th-century colonial revival home, and our designers wanted an interior look that would compliment the home’s architecture.
And in case you missed it, the entire movie’s set was designed with red and green as the main color palette (even down to the kitchen countertops!) so we wanted to bring that element through to our Home Alone-inspired interior. In true Home Alone fashion, we couldn’t help but deck the space out head to toe in classic Christmas decor – a large bushy tree, garlands, wreaths, and nutcrackers galore!