Trading Kitchens

What Famous Kitchen Would You Swap With?

It's Complicated Movie Kitchen

It’s a curse, and a blessing to be an interior designer going to see a movie on the big screen.  On one hand, we see every minute detail like the creamy Le Creuset dutch oven peeking out from under the island and the drip coffee maker on the range top.  On the other hand, we miss so many crucial parts of the plot taking in each scene!

Dreaming Of Movie Kitchens

It's Complicated Movie Kitchen

Do you recognize the kitchen in the two photos above?  Need a clue?   It’s Complicated!

Who knows how many kitchens there are in this world.  In 2016 the population of the United States was 330 million.  Factoring in single people who have their own kitchen, and families who share these glorious spaces, conservatively we can estimate at least 150 million kitchens in the US alone. Regardless of how many kitchens there are, kitchens seem to be like hair.  We always want what someone else has!

8 Kitchens We’d Trade Spaces With


The Holiday Movie Kitchen

Remember the two gals in The Holiday?  They seem to want more than just each other’s kitchen.  I’d like both…one in the city and a country retreat.

The Holiday Movie Kitchen

What about the high powered career gal that finally figures out what is important from a 70 year old guy in The Intern? We have a lot of clients who would love this modern kitchen in a vintage home.

The Intern Movie Kitchen

Ah, Something’s Gotta Give, but it’s not going to be this timeless kitchen!

Something's Gotta Give Movie Kitchen

What about American’s darling who takes on the role of a Step Mom in this touching movie where two kitchens could not be more different.

Step Mom's Movie Kitchen

Step Mom's Movie Kitchen

Then there is this kitchen in The Change Up that really was the star of the film!

The Change Up Movie Kitchen

And lastly, a kitchen from a movie that makes me long for the days before Nicholas Cage was Moonstruck.

Moonstruck Movie Kitchen



All I know is that when this designer grows up…I want to be a kitchen movie set designer.  This way I can have them all!

What About You…Which Movie Kitchen Did You See Yourself In?

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15 thoughts on “Trading Kitchens”

  1. Hi Laurel, we’re experiencing an unusually snowy couple of days here in the UK and it’s the ultimate in cozy comfort to peep into these kitchens!! Lxx

  2. Most of the movies you are talking about are from writer, director, and producer Nancy Myers. She has the best sets of anyone I know. Something’s gotta give is my personal favorite but I do love the Holiday too.

    1. Ah…good to know…now if I only have time to go back and actually pay attention the movies!

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  3. Something’s Gotta Give is my absolute favorite. And just not the kitchen but the living room and bedroom too. Her bedroom had this beautiful table with some kind of crenellated or gothic edge. And the color palette is gorgeous. So classic.

  4. Great post! I really like the cozy, English-cottage kitchen from “The Holiday.”

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